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Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund

The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund offers scholarships for duration of up to two years to Indian students who want to pursue a doctorate in India.

The Scholarship is give out to:

I. Indian Nationals for Ph.D studies in India
II. Indian nationals for visit to another Asian country for collection of material for their Ph.D studies in India.
III. Nationals of other Asian countries for Ph.D studies in India,

To be eligible for the scholarship you need to be:


  • You must have a first class post-graduate degree.
  • You must not be more than 35 years of age.
  • You must be a fulltime Ph D scholar.
  • Part time scholar can apply only for a visit to another Asian country to collect materials for their Ph D studies in India.
  • You should already registered for the Ph D degree at an Indian university/ institution at the time of applying for the scholarship.

Subjects of study

You must be pursuing studies in one of the following broad areas.

  • Science and Technology as an integral component of economic and social activity, including Philosophy of Science
  • Comparative studies in Religion and Culture
  • International Relations and Constitutional Studies
  • Indian History, Civilisation and Culture
  • Interface of Social Change and Economic Development
  • Environmental Ecology and Sustainable Development
  • Studies in the life and work of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Scholarship amount:

For category I and II, the scholarship amount will include the following:

  • Rs 6,000 per month, as maintenance allowance
  • Rs 10,000 per annum as contingency expenses, including travel expenses and actual tuition fee for studies in India

For category III, the scholarship amount will include:

  • Maintenance allowance
  • Actual fee or other charges
  • Airfare for visit to the concerned Asian country and back

Application form and Information Sheet showing the details of scholarship can be obtained from the following address by sending a self-addressed envelope of minimum 25 * 10 cms size.

Administrative Officer
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund,
Teen Murti House,
New Delhi - 110 011

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