ICHR Junior Research Fellowships (JRF)
Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Scholarship Overview

Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) invites applications for ICHR Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) 2021-22 from students enrolled for PhD in recognized universities in the field of historical studies. The award for JRF will be based on an online Entrance Test and Presentation-cum-Interview. The scholarship awarded is worth INR 17,600 per month for 2 years along with a contingency grant.


  • The selected fellows will receive a fellowship of INR 17,600 per month for 2 years
  • They will also get a contingency grant of INR 16,500 per annum for 2 years
Terms and Conditions
  • Submission of application both online and the printout of the same along with computer-generated unique ID number is mandatory.
  • Hard copies of applications without a unique ID number will not be accepted.
  • Second class (sleeper) railway or bus fare will be reimbursed for SC/ST candidates who will be called for an interview. 
  • The candidates who are physically disabled can use the services of a scribe as per the Govt. rules at their own cost during the online examination.
  • The fellowship is a whole-time engagement for research work and cannot be combined with any other whole-time or part-time work.


This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by March2022. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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To be eligible, the candidate must be:

  • Registered in a recognized University for a PhD programme in Historical Studies

Note: Usual reservation will be applied to SC, ST, PwD students

How To Apply

Follow the below steps to apply for the scholarship:
Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button below and read all details. 
Step 2: Select "Junior Research Fellow" in Äpplication for" section and select the exam centre.
Step 3: Fill in the personal details (name, age, family, bank details etc).
Step 4: Upload a photo and signature.
Step 5: Submit the application form.

The hard copy of the application along with self-attested copies of the certificates of educational qualifications, date of birth, experience and signed copy of checklist etc. should be sent by post to the following address: