Aim of the scheme:
- The Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF) scheme is aimed at attracting the talent pool of the country to doctoral (Ph.D.) programmes of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institutes of Science Education & Research (IISERs), Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Central Universities (which are among the top 100 National Institutional Ranking Framework, NIRF ranked universities) for carrying out research in cutting edge science and technology domains, with focus on national priorities.
About the scheme:
- Selected candidates are offered admission to Ph.D. programme in one of IISc/IISERs/IITs and Central Universities (which are among the top 100 National Institutional Ranking Framework, NIRF ranked universities) with a fellowship of Rs.70,000/- per month for the first two years, Rs.75,000/- per month for the 3rd year, and Rs.80,000/- per month in the 4th and 5th year.
- a research grant of Rs.2.00 lakh per year will be provided to each of the Fellows for a period of 5 years to cover their academic contingency expenses and for foreign/national travel expenses.
- It will be implemented for a period of 7 years beginning 2018-19 and Maximum of 3000 Fellows would be selected in the 3 year period, beginning 2018-19.