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BHU Launches Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme: Research Scholars To Receive Rs. 60,000 Monthly Stipend

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BHU Launches Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme: Research Scholars To Receive Rs. 60,000 Monthly Stipend
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To promote research on its campus, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) established the Raja Jwala Prasad Postdoctoral Fellowship. The new programme will allow faculty members to work with postdoctoral fellows who are young researchers who have received significant external funding for their research projects.

The fellowship was launched as part of the union government’s Institution of Eminence (IoE) strategy. Based on results and the availability of money under loE, it will be for one year but may be extended for another year.

Sudhir Kumar Jain, vice chancellor of BHU, stated that the Fellowship will greatly increase research activities at the university by drawing many young and promising postdoctoral workers. It will also help by training these young researchers for a fruitful future in academia and research.


  • Educational requirements: Candidates must hold a PhD from one of the top 500 universities in the world (based on THE or QS rankings) and have a strong academic record overall, or they must have two years of postdoctoral experience from one of the top 500 universities.
  • Candidates also need to demonstrate their capacity to conduct independent research and publish in high-impact journals.
  • Age restriction: As of June 17, 2022, the candidate should ideally be younger than 35 years of age.

The programme also aims to advance ongoing research initiatives through increased research financing and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration across departments. During the fellows’ time at the university, the faculty members who will be receiving Raja Jwala Prasad Post-Doctoral Fellows will serve as mentors, offering advice and support.

Along with a contingency payment of Rs 50,000 year, the fellow will be paid a monthly salary of Rs. 60,000 and a residence rent allowance of Rs. Additionally, they will have access to a wide range of advantages, such as health services, a library, and other university facilities.


Candidates should review the list of documentation needed to sign up for the fellowship programme:

  1.  Suggested research strategy
  1. A one-page curriculum vitae that includes a list of all publications is available on the IoE, BHU website.
  1. PDF files with at least two key papers and a succinct summary of the candidate’s contribution.
  1. An authorization document from a BHU academic member who is willing to serve as host may be attached.

“The BU recognises the contributions of faculty members in bringing external funding for research activities,” said Sanjay Kumar, coordinator of IoE at BHU. This plan aims to provide such academic members with further support.

The programme honours Raja Jwala Prasad, a former pro vice chancellor (VC) of BHU and a native of the Uttar Pradesh district of Bijnor. Jwala, the UP’s top engineer, had planned the university’s layout and played a key role in building the current campus.

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