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IGNOU Scholarship 2018-19 RF (M.Phil/Ph.D) Application Form, Last Date


IGNOU Scholarship

IGNOU Scholarship 2018: Talented students of M.Phil / Ph.D regular courses are invited to fill their RF Application Forms for IGNOU Scholarship 2018-19 before the last date which will be in the month of September 2018.

Candidates of Indira Gandhi National Open University who are pursuing M.Phil/Ph.D course and have no financial support to go for research training can apply for IGNOU-RF Scholarship 2018.

Scholarship details:

Organization Name
Indira Gandhi National Open University
IGNOU Research Fellowship
Last Date
September 2018

About IGNOU Research Fellowship:

Indira Gandhi National Open University has announced two schemes for offering IGNOU 2018 Scholarship. Candidates will be awarded under following categories:
  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Fellowship for Male Scholars,
  • Savitri Bai Phule Fellowship for Female Scholars.
Selection Committee will examine the application forms of the candidates of Indira Gandhi National Open University and final selection of the students will be discussed in the meeting of RCSC/RC.

IGNOU Scholarship

Candidates who are willing to apply for the IGNOU Scholarship 2018 must go through this page created by the team of www.privatejobshub.in to get all the detailed information regarding the same and to know the procedure to apply for their Research Fellowship.

IGNOU Scholarship Eligibility:
  • Interested candidates must be enrolled in the full-time Research Degree Programme.
  • Candidates must not be availing fellowship from any other agency/ source during the same period.
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Age Limit:

Candidates who are applying for IGNOU-RF should be below the age of 35 years.

IGNOU-RF Honorarium:
  • For M.Phil scholars: Rs. 5,000/- p.m.
  • For Ph.D scholars: Rs. 8,000/- p.m.
Along with this fellowship, candidates will be also admissible for contingency grant of Rs.8000/- per annum.

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Medical Expenses:

Aspirants will not be admissible for separate medical claim or allowance. However IGNOU-RF awardee may avail medical facilities at the IGNOU Health Centre.

Leave Provision:

In addition to public holidays, IGNOU-RF awardees will get 30 days of leave in a calendar year. Women candidates will be eligible as per UGC guidelines at full rates of IGNOU Scholarship once during the tenure of their award for maternity leave.

IGNOU Fellowship Selection Procedure:
  • IGNOU-RF will be available for the candidates who are selected on annual basis beginning from admission cycle to Research Degree Programme.
  • Two fellowships are reserved for the candidates (one for each male & female) of Group B and C employees of IGNOU, pursuing Ph.D degree on full time basis.
  • Accordingly decision will be taken by the selection committee and the fellowships will be made open if there will be no suitable candidates under any category.
  • Candidates recommended for IGNOU-RF are required to submit an affidavit in the prescribed format to the effect that in case they accept any remunerative assignment/employment or get any other type of fellowship, they will immediately inform to the Research Unit for discontinuation of their IGNOU-Fellowship.
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Selection Committee:
  • The IGNOU-RF Selection Committee consists of:
  • The Director, Research Unit-Chairperson
  • Research Programme coordinator (Social Sciences domain)-Member
  • Research Programme coordinator (Science and Technology domain)-Member
  • Officer of Research Unit (dealing with fellowship matters)-Convener.
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Cancellation of IGNOU-RF Award:

IGNOU holds a right to cancel fellowship award of any candidate at any stage of the selection process under following circumstances:
  • If it is found that the details provided in the IGNOU Fellowship Application Form are false.
  • If awardee fails to maintain the standards / found indulging in unwanted activities/Misconduct.
  • If Supervisor/Doctoral Research Committee does not find his/her progress satisfactory.
  • If there is report of misconduct of the candidate.
Application Process for IGNOU Scholarship:
  • Candidates need to log in to the IGNOU official website that is ignou.ac.in to apply for IGNOU Scholarship 2018.
  • After that, go to “Invitation of application for the award of IGNOU Research Fellowship (IGNOU-RF) for 2018-19 new” link in middle of the home page to fill IGNOU Application Form.
  • New page will display on your screen, you have to hit “Guidelines and Terms & Conditions of IGNOU-RF” link to read IGNOU Scholarship Notification.
  • Candidates are advised to read notification containing all the terms and conditions properly.
  • After reading IGNOU Fellowship 2018 Notification if you are eligible then download “Application Form of IGNOU-RF-Annexure-A”
  • After that fill the required details in IGNOU Scholarship Application Form and also attach relevant documents.
  • Now send IGNOU-RF Application Form below stated address before its last date.
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Postal Address:

Director, Research Unit
CAB Building, Maidan Garhi
New Delhi-110068

Important date:

Last date to submit/send IGNOU Scholarship Form: September 2018


All the above necessary information is beneficial for the candidates who are going to apply for the IGNOU Scholarship 2018-19. For fetching more updated details regarding IGNOU-RF, candidates are advised to visit IGNOU Official Website on regular basis.

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