Saturday, December 24, 2016

Call for Applications | Senior Research Fellowship in Social Security

Senior Research Fellowship in Social Security

Offered by: Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya National Academy of Social Security | Employees' Provident Funds Organisation (Ministry of Labour& Employment, Govt. of India)

Objective: To provide opportunities to renowned Indian Social Scientists or distinguished personalities of Academic pursuit in the field of Social Security.

Duration: 02 years (2017-2019) | Period: 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2019

Eligibility: Persons having outstanding academic work and High Quality Research Publications to their credit. Preference will be given to Social Workers, Action Researchers, Retired Academicians from reputed Universities or Retired Government Servants with specialized fields.

(i) There is no age bar for Fellowship.

(ii) The applicant should have obtained a doctoral degree in any area and should have work experience relating to Social Security.

(iii) The Scholars who avail Fellowship should either not be in service or should have superannuated at the time of Award of the Fellowship.

(iv) No salary protection will be available under any circumstances.

(v) The selected fellows are expected to do Full time Research in India.

(vi) While accepting Fellowship from the Academy, a fellow should not accept Fellowship from any other Organisation.

(vii) In case of selection of persons with disabilities, Academy may consider providing additional resources as per special requirements.


(i) Research fellow shall be paid a fellowship amount of Rs.55,000/- per month irrespective of the fact whether they are getting any Pensionary benefits. The Pensionary benefits will not be deducted from their monthly fellowship.

(ii) In addition a contingency grant of Rs.60,000/- per annum shall also be provided to a fellow during an entire period of fellowship.

(iii) All payments are subject to Income Tax deduction as per rules.


(i) Candidates must submit a brief synopsis of approximately 3000 words, for area of concerned research containing empirical data, need of research and proposed outcome of the research and also how will it benefit the enhancement of Social Security.

(ii) The term of Fellowship will be 2 years, extendable upto six months with the permission of competent authority. The fellowship shall not be awarded twice to the same person.

(iii) Term of fellowship will be counted from the date of acceptance of joining the Fellowship.

(iv) Once the fellowship is awarded it cannot be returned back. If any candidate leaves the research fellowship before completion of the research project, the fellow has to reimburse the extraneous expenditure.

(v) During the term of fellowship research, fellow will be required to give lectures and attend seminars and workshops at PDUNASS or at appropriate forum to disseminate his/her work and knowledge of Social Security among the fellow participants.

(vi) A fellow is required to submit the progress report every sixth month of his/her work and with a simple statement of accounts of expenditures duly signed by him/her.

(vii) A research fellow is required to submit a book length unpublished final report and summary of not more than five thousand words before completion of the fellowship.

(viii) The applications received for Fellowship in prescribed time shall be scrutinized by a Selection Committee, which will recommend the eligible candidates.

(ix) The acceptance of recommendation of the Selection Committee and the appointment to Fellowship shall be the sole discretion of the Competent Authority.

Last Date: Applications complete in all respects and in the proforma prescribed below, must reach the following address, by 05.30 PM of 30.01.2017. Applications received after the said date and time shall not be considered.


The Director, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Academy of Social Security, 30-31, Institutional Area, Janak Puri, New Delhi – 110058

Phone: 011-28524248 | Fax:28525987 | Website: | Email:

Further Details and Application Proforma


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