Jawahar Lal Nehru Fellowship


The fellowship is designed for scholars from fields of science and humanities and extends to cover other categories of professionals including writers and journalists among others. The fellowhsip enables them to undertake projects which pertain to a study of relevant issues prevalent in the society.

There are other fellowship schemes as well:


The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund offers one Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship every year. It is open to scholars in every discipline – science as well as humanities – and also to categories of people not normally covered by existing schemes such as writers, journalists, artists and civil servants – for undertaking not only projects of highly sophisticated and technical subjects but also for study of current problems relevant to the India of today. The only criterion is that they should possess proven capacity for outstanding work and a real desire to pursue a creative project and exploring new possibilities in their chosen field. The Fellowship is open to Indian citizens and the Fellows have complete freedom to work at places of his/her choice within India.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Fellows are chosen by a Selection Committee consisting of distinguished persons in different fields of human endeavour. The Selection Committee strives to maintain the highest standards of excellence and the widest possible spectrum of creative talent while making its final selection.

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Each Fellowship is tenable for two years and carries a monthly stipend of Rs.1,00,000/-, which is exempt from Income Tax u/s 10(17A) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. In addition, actual expenses on secretarial assistance, traveling and other contingencies are met by the Fund, subject to a ceiling of Rs.75,000/- per annum.

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