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Call of Applications for the ICSSR Senior and Post Doctoral Fellowships for the year 2021-22: Apply by August 26!

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ICSSR Senior and Post Doctoral Fellowships for the year 2021-22.


Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) was established in the year of 1969 by the Government of India to promote research in social sciences in the country.

ICSSR provide grants for projectsfellowshipsinternational collaborationcapacity buildingsurvey, publications etc. to promote research in social sciences in India.


Documentation center of ICSSR – National Social Science Documentation Centre (NASSDOC) – provides library and information support services to researchers in social sciences.

ICSSR has developed ICSSR Data Service to serve as a national data service for promoting powerful research environment through sharing and reuse of data among social science community in India.

About ICSSR Senior and Post Doctoral Fellowships

ICSSR invites applications for Senior and Post-Doctoral Fellowships for the year 2021-22 from Indian scholars. The research proposal should be in the field of social science discipline or may be interdisciplinary in nature having significant social science content.

Applicants must apply in accordance with the ICSSR Senior and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Guidelines.

Post Doctoral Fellowship Guidelines

The main objective of ICSSR Post-Doctoral Fellowship is to encourage and retain young Indian Social Science scholars who have completed their Ph.D. and wish to pursue a regular career in teaching and research. They should have a high potential and promise for conducting full time research on specific themes and issues. These studies are expected to contribute to theoretical and conceptual advancement in different disciplines, help to generate field work based empirical data and contribute towards policy making.

The broad disciplines of study, within the domain of social sciences are:

  • Economics
  • Management
  • Commerce
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Social Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Socio-Sanskrit Studies
  • Socio-Philosophical Studies
  • Social Linguistics
  • Gender Studies
  • Health Studies
  • Political Science
  • International Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Diaspora Studies
  • National Security and Strategic Studies
  • Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Legal Studies
  • Social Geography
  • Environmental Studies
  • Modern Social History
  • Media Studies
  • Library Science


The scholar should not be more than 45 years of age as on the last date of application. There shall be an age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability candidates

The scholar must possess Ph.D. degree in any of the social science disciplines at the time of application.

The candidates shall submit an online application which includes the Research Proposal Format, namely, ‘Section IV: Details of Research Proposal’ given in the Application Form. Proposal should be submitted in the given proforma only.

N.B. At this stage, the candidates need to upload only the documents referred in Application form.

All scholars are required to keep the hard copies of their application and annexures ready, duly forwarded by the competent authorities of the Affiliating Institution so that they may submit the required hard copies, within one week after the completion of the screening process. It is being done for the sake of convenience of the applicants so that they get more time for preparing the hard copies.

The last date for online submission of application is 26 August 2021, 5 :00 PM.

NOTE: All the interested applicants of the fellowship(s) who had applied in the year 2020-21 need to APPLY AFRESH in the prescribed format for 2021-22.

Application Procedure

Click here for detailed instructions on how to apply in the 

GuidelinesSenior Fellowship | Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Link to apply: https://icssr.org/administrator

Help on application procedure : https://icssr.org/how-apply

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