The University Grants Commission has reopened the National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities (NFPwSD for 2018-19 and 2019-20. According to the notification provided on the official website, the last date to apply for the fellowship programme is June 19, 2020. The NFPWD is provided under the Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and the Senior Fellow (SRF) schemes.
The National Fellowship for Persons with Disabilities (NFPwD) is provided by the UGC for the MPhil and PhD students by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwS), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full participating) Act 1995.
Candidates can check the notification on the official website of the UGC. Candidates can also check the UGC official notification through the direct link provided below. Candidates can also apply for the fellowship programme through the applications provided on the official website or the direct link provided below.
As per the notification provided on the official website, the fellowship is provided to 200 candidates each year with up to 15 percent reservation for the students from the Scheduled Caste and 7.5 percent reservation for the students from Scheduled Tribe.
Candidates will be selected for the programme based on the marks secured by them in the postgraduate programme.