National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities (NFPwD) 2024

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The National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities was launched by the University Grant Commission. This Fellowship was launched by the organisation to help disabled students to build their leadership skills and other basic knowledge. The fellowship aims to provide basic knowledge to the students so that they can get a job easily. This Fellowship is available to all the meritorious disabled students who are in M.Phil/Ph.D research. The duration of this National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities 2024 is different according to the courses. All the students who clear the eligibility criteria can fill out the application form on the official website. You can easily fill out the application form before the last date.

National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities
National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities

About National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities

The university grant commission has launched the National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities for student who wants to pursue an M.Phil/Ph.D. degree. Under this fellowship, students will be able to get the opportunity to do the research. This scholarship provides only 200 slots for the student. Out of which 15% of the seeds are reserved for scheduled castes and 7.5% of seats are reserved for scheduled tribes. All the selected candidates for this Fellowship will be provided with INR 31,000 as a monthly stipend. Along with that various other opportunities will be provided to the student. The student who clears the eligibility criteria can easily apply for this Fellowship.

Also Check: NHFDC Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Applications Inverted for NFPwD

The latest notification has been issued by the University Grant Commission regarding the commencement of the applications for the national fellowship for persons with a disability. Under this announcement, the concerned authority has declared 31st March 2022 as the last date to submit the applications. Applicants who wish to apply for the fellowship need to go through the official website and applied there for the last date. Financial benefits will be provided to the selected applicants under this fellowship program

Overview of NFPwD

Name of the scheme  National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities
Offered by University Grant Commission
No of scholarships 200
Offered to Students
Offered for M.Phil./ Ph.D Research
Benefits Monetary
Mode of application Online
Official website NFPwD

Fellowship Duration

M.Phil.  2 years or submission of dissertation whichever is earlier
M.Phil.+ Ph.D.  5 years from the commencement of Fellowship or till submission of the Ph.D. thesis, whichever is earlier
Ph.D.  5 years or till submission of the Ph.D. thesis, whichever is earlier

National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities Benefits

Fellowship  Rs.31,000/-p.m. initial two years as JRF. Rs.35,000/-p.m. for remaining tenure as SRF.
Contingency(Humanities & Social Sciences including Arts/Fine Arts) Rs.10,000/-p.a. for the initial two years (JRF) Rs.20,500/-p.a. for the remaining tenure (SRF)
Contingency (Science, Engineering & Technology) Rs.12,000/-p.a. initial two years (JRF) Rs.25,000/-p.a. for remaining tenure (SRF)
Escorts/Reader assistance Rs.2,000/- p.m. for physical and visually disabled candidates.
HRA  As per Govt. of India norms.

Also Check: Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any student who taken admitted in M.Phil/Ph.D degree course and pursuing research through regular and full-time mode in a University or academic institution is eligible
  • An applicant with a disability is eligible to get this fellowship only
  • Applicant must not get any other benefits from Central or State Government or other bodies like UGC for pursuing M.Phil/Ph.D.

Important Dates

Opening date of submission of application Update Soon
Closing date of submission of application Update Soon
NFPwD Selection Process

Selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of following

  • Verification of applications will be made first
  • Merit list will be prepared on the basis of the Post Graduation (PG) examination
Documents Required
  • Recent passport-size photograph.
  • Matric Certificate.
  • Educational Certificates.
  • Admission Proof
  • Identity proof
  • Caste Certificate for SC/ST/OBC.
  • PWD Certificate
  • Email ID
  • Mobile Number

Also Read: Nishakt Jan Scholarship 

Procedure to Apply for National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities (NFPWD) 2024

  • To seek application, open the NFPwD website of the University Grant Commission
University Grant Commission
National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities Official Website
National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities
Scholarship/Fellowship
  • Look for the “National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities” link and hit the see detailed info option.
  • Read the detailed information available in the notification
  • Now hit the “Apply for Fresh Registration click here” option and the registration form will open on the screen
  • Read the instructions that appear on the screen very carefully
  • Enter the details as asked on the screen and the captcha code 
  • Click the “Register” option and complete the process
  • Provide the rest information in the form
  • Upload the significant documents and submit it
  • Must take a hard copy of the application for future use.

Procedure to Edit or Print Application

  • To seek an application, open the official website of the University Grant Commission
  • From the home page go to the Scholarship/Fellowships column & hit view all option.
  • Look for the “National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities” link and hit see detailed info option.
  • Read the detailed information available in the notification
  • Now hit the “Edit or Print Application” option.
  • A new application form will open on the screen.
Edit or Print Application
Edit or Print Application
  • Enter the details like Registration Number, Date of Birth, Year, and Email in the form.
  • Now click on the search option.
  • Now you can edit or print your application form.
Contact Details
  • Address: University Grants Commission (UGC)
    Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
    New Delhi – 110002.
  • Helpline Number: 011-23604446, 011-23604200
  • Email Address: contact.ugc@nic.in
National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities (NFPwD) 2024 FAQs
What is the National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities (NFPwD) 2024?

The National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities (NFPwD) 2024 is the fellowship that provide research opportunities to disabled students of India

How to apply for the National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities (NFPwD) 2024?

Applicants can apply under this fellowship by visiting https://www.ugc.gov.in/Home

What are the benefits of the National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities (NFPwD) 2024?

The applicants will get INR 31,000 as a fellowship and various other benefits under this fellowship

Who to contact when facing any issues under National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities (NFPwD) 2024?

Applicants can contact us on 011-23604446, 011-23604200 and contact.ugc@nic.in when face any issues under this fellowship



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