ICSSR invites Applications for Post-Doctoral and Senior Fellowships for the year 2020-21 : Last Date extended to 26/06/20

Considering the current global problem of Covid-19 pandemic and also the convenience of the applicants in such times, ICSSR has made changes in its procedure while inviting applications for fellowships, projects, seminars and other research related activities. At this stage it will be entirely online submission of applications. The hard copy/copies of the application will be required only after short-listing of candidates for presentation & interaction or before the issuance of award letters, as the case may be.

ICSSR invites online applications for (i) Post-Doctoral Fellowships (PDF) and (ii) Senior Fellowships (SF) for 2020-21 from Indian scholars. The proposals should be in some social science discipline or should have substantial social science contents if it happens to be interdisciplinary or trans-disciplinary in nature.

Applicants can visit ICSSR’s website and apply online while uploading the required supporting documents. Hard copy of the application form with requisite documents and forwarding letter(s) of the affiliating Institute/ University/ College and/or supervisor etc. will be required at a later stage after short-listing of the proposals. ICSSR will send communication about the submission of hard copies of the documents at required stage.
Last date for online submission of applications for Senior and Post Doctoral fellowship is extended to 26th June 2020..
Senior Fellowships (SF) – Guidelines | Apply Now
Post-Doctoral Fellowships (PDF) – Guidelines | Apply Now
Click here for detailed instructions on how to apply.

NOTE: The scholars who have applied on their own prior to this advertisement are required to apply afresh against the call in accordance with the guidelines.


  1. Thanks for your much needed information
    I wish you all the best. I want to do my Post Doctorate in Physical Education Discipline. Please do help me in this regard.

    Thanks a lot

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