Govt. of India

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Fellowship (JNMFF)

The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Fellowship is started by Indian Government (Ministry of Human Resource and Development for students. The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund in 1968 introduced Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowships dedicated to the encouragement, support and patronage of higher learning. The fellowship is not confined to any particular stream of studies and is awarded for research in the field of the natural sciences as well as in the humanities. The fellowship is tenable for two years and carries a monthly stipend of Rs.1, 00,000 which is exempted from the recipient’s income tax. The Fellowships are open to scholars in every discipline – the sciences as well as the humanities – and also to categories of people not normally covered by existing schemes such as writers, journalists, artists and civil servants. For getting eligible under this fellowship candidate need to qualify some eligibility norms which are mentioned below.

Benefits of Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Fellowship:

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Fellowship provides benefits in the form of stipend for encouragement, support and patronage of higher learning. Rates of Fellowship are mentioned below
  • Under this scheme candidate gets monthly stipend of Rs. 1,00,000, which is exempt from Income Tax u/s 10(17A) of the Income Tax Act, 1961
  • Selected candidate will get financial assistance for some other expenses also like e.g. actual expenses on secretarial assistance, traveling and other contingencies are met by the Fund subject to a ceiling of Rs. 75,000 per annum

Required Eligibility and Conditions for Applying Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Fellowship:

  1. The only criterion is that candidates should possess proven capacity for outstanding work and a real desire to pursue a creative project, exploring new possibilities in their chosen field
  2. Candidate must be a permanent residence of India
  3. The Fellowships are open to scholars in every discipline the sciences as well as the humanities
  4. The Fellowships are open to categories of people not normally covered by existing schemes such as writers, journalists, artists and civil servants for undertaking not only projects of highly sophisticated and technical subjects but also for study in depth of current problems relevant to the India of today
  5. Fellows have complete freedom to work at places of their choice with in India
  6. Selection will be done by Selection Committee consisting of distinguished persons in different fields of human Endeavor

Area of Specialization:

  1. The Fellowships are open to scholars in every discipline the sciences as well as the humanities

Document Required for Applying Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Fellowship:

  1. Domicile certificate
  2. Aadhar card
  3. Degree and Post Degree Certificate
  4. Previous Year Marksheet
  5. Bank details e.g. IFSC code, MICR code, Branch name, Account number
  6. Bio-data, along with details of original work
  7. Experience in the field of specialization
  8. Project proposed to be undertaken (A synopsis typed in double space in not more than a thousand words)
  9. A copy of recent passport size photograph

Application Procedure:

  1. Application form: Applicant should download application form from mentioned link- http://www.jnmf.in/fform.html
  2. Completed application form together with all the necessary enclosures should reachAdministrative Secretary, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, Teen Murti House, New Delhi-110011
  3. The Fellowship Scheme is a continuing one and there is no last date for receipt of applications
  4. Those in Government service, either in a State or at the Centre, should send their applications through proper channel

Contact Details:

  1. The Applicant can do contact with mentioned address
    Administrative Secretary, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund
    Teen Murti House, New Delhi-110 011
    Phone: +91-11-23013641, +91-11-23017173, +91-11-23018087
    +91-11-23015897
    Fax: +91-11-23011102
    Email: jnmf@bol.net.in

References & details:

  1. For more details regarding documents and other help please visit official website: http://www.jnmf.in/fabout.html
  2. http://www.jnmf.in/index.html
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