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Indian Council of Historical Research Contingency Grant

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Indian Council of Historical Research Contingency Grants are awarded by the Indian Council of Historical Research, an autonomous organization established under the Societies Registration Act in 1972.
The primary aim of the Indian Council of Historical Research is to bring historians together and establish a forum for exchange of views between them by providing fellowships and financial assistance to young teachers in colleges, universities and registered research organizations, as well as extending help to senior scholars who are in need of financial support for carrying out various research activities. A number of research projects are undertaken by the Indian Council of Historical Research every year to this effect.Indian Council of Historical Research Contingency Grants are awarded to an Indian citizen, or to a foreign national, to assist him in pursuing research on History within India.

Details of Indian Council of Historical Research Contingency Grant

Indian Council of Historical Research Contingency Grants are awarded to an Indian citizen, or to a foreign national, to assist him in pursuing research on History within India. Candidates engaged in M.Phil., Ph.D. or post-doctoral work or carrying on independent research in History and who do not receive any travel or contingency grant for the proposed work from any other source may apply. For M.Phil. Students, the Contingency Grant is available for a maximum sum of Rupees twenty thousand (Rs. 20,000).For Ph.D. Students, the Contingency Grant is available for a maximum sum of Rupees thirty thousand (Rs. 30,000) only. Grants exceeding the given amount can only be awarded by the Research Projects Committee, either upon advice of a consultant or upon recommendations of the Study Grants Committee.

Expenses covered by Indian Council of Historical Research Contingency Grant

Indian Council of Historical Research Contingency Grants cover the following expenses:

    * Actual cost of rail / bus fare limited to first class/II AC fare from the place of ordinary residence of the scholar to the place of research and back.
    * Daily allowance for a maximum period of 90 days at the rates allowed by the institution of affiliation, if the recipient is employed there, or Rupees one hundred and fifty (Rs. 150) a day, if not employed.
    * A maximum sum of Rupees Five Hundred (Rs. 500) may be allowed per month up to a maximum period of 90 days for local conveyance of the scholar.
    * The total cost of books purchased out of Contingency Grant made under the provisions of shall not exceed the sum of Rupees two thousand (Rs. 2,000).
    * An additional sum of rupees five hundred (Rs. 500) shall be paid to the recipient of the grant in excess of the sanctioned amount of grant, upon receipt of the said thesis, dissertation or monograph, as lump sum payment for any expenses incurred in providing a copy thereof to the ICHR.

Eligibility criteria for Indian Council of Historical Research Contingency Grant

Indian Council of Historical Research Contingency Grants are awarded to an Indian citizen, or to a foreign national, to assist him in pursuing research on History within India. Candidates engaged in M.Phil, Ph.D. or post-doctoral work or carrying on independent research in History and who do not receive any travel or contingency grant for the same might apply. Such applications should normally be routed through the institutions where the candidate has registered for research. University and college teachers and members of staff of research institutions and others who are engaged in research work in History can also apply for the Indian Council of Historical Research Contingency Grants.

Address:

Indian Council of Historical Research
35 Ferozeshah Road,
New Delhi 110 001,
India.

Phone : +91 11 23382321, +91 11 23386973

Fax : +91 11 23383421

Related Link: www.ichrindia.org