University Grants Commission invites applications for award of Emeritus Fellowship for the year 2012-2013 against 119 slots. The scheme provides an opportunity to superannuated teachers upto 70 years of age or upto two years (non-extendable) of the award whichever is earlier of universities, colleges and institutions approved under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act who have been actively engaged in research and teaching programmes in the preceding years to undertake research, without any restriction of position or pay scales.
- The numbers of slots available under the Scheme are 100 for Science streams and 100 for Humanities, Social Sciences and Languages (total 200 Slots) at any one given time basis. The assistance available under the scheme is:
- Honorarium of Rs. 20,000/- p.m. from UGC. for two years ( non-extendable)
- Contingency grant (Non-lapsable) of Rs. 50,000/- p.a towards secretarial assistance, travel within the country connected with the research project, stationery, postage, consumables, books and journals and equipments. However 3 books and journals and equipments etc. procured out of the contingency grant will be the property of the university/college/institute.
- Foreign visit in connection with the approved research work of the awardee will be limited to once in a year with the prior approval/no-objection of the Institution/University where the project work is being undertaken alongwith that of UGC. This will be further subject to no financial liability on the part of UGC.
The expenditure would be accounted for audit by the university department concerned like any other departmental expenditure. The Emeritus Fellow would be entitled to such other privileges including medical facilities as available to the university faculty members, but not housing.
Target Group:Highly qualified and experienced, superannuated or likely to be superannuated within 6 months, teachers of recognized universities/colleges/institutions.
Eligibility:The eligibility will be based on the quality of research and published work contributed by the teacher in his/her service career. The awardee (superannuated) can work under this scheme with a well defined time bound action plan upto the age of 70 years or upto two years (non-extendable) of the award whichever is earlier.
How to apply:
Applications submitted only through online mode shall be entertained and no application submitted in hard copy shall be entertained or considered for award of fellowship in any circumstances whatsoever.
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Last date to receive application forms is October 1, 2012.
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