Prime Minister Research Fellowships 2018

Prime Minister Research Fellowships Scheme 2018 in Science and Technology

Prime Minister Research Fellowships 2018 – The Union Cabinet has approved implementation of ‘Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF)’ Scheme at a total cost of Rs.1650 crore for a period of seven years beginning 2018-19

The Prime Minister has emphasized the importance of innovation and technology for the progress and development of the nation.
The scheme has been announced in the Budget Speech 2018-19


Important Dates

Application Portal open from:                                           24th Feb 2018 to 31st March 2018.
Date of Shortlist:                                                                   30th April 2018
Date of Interviews:                                                               May 2018 (at IITs/IISc)
Final list of selected candidates:                                       01st June 2018


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Eligibility Criteria

  • Under this scheme, the best students who have completed or are in the final year of B. Tech or Integrated M.Tech or M.Sc. in Science &Technology streams from IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERs/IIITs will be offered direct admission in PhD Programin the IITs/IISc

Fellowship Amount and Grant

  • Such students, who fulfill the eligibility criteria, and shortlisted through a selection process, as laid down in the PMRF Guidelines, will be offered a fellowship of Rs.70000/- per month for the first two years, Rs.75000/- per month for the 3rd year, and Rs.80000/- per month in the 4th and 5th years
  • Apart from this, a research grant of Rs.2.00 Lakh will be provided to each of the Fellows for a period of 5 years to cover their foreign travel expenses for presenting research papers in international conferences and seminars
  • A maximum of 3000 Fellows would be selected in a three-year period, beginning 2018-19
  • The scheme will go a long way in tapping the talent pool of the country for carrying out research ingenuously incuttingedgescienceand technology domains



  • B.Tech Graduate (in last 5 years) or in the Final Year of B.Tech/or Integrated M.Tech/ Integrated M.Sc in Science and Technology streams from IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERs/IIITs
  • Should have secured at least 8 CGPA



  • Apply online at this
  • Give specific area of study(100 words)
  • Abstract of project proposed (1000 words)
  • Detailed abstract to be uploaded
  • Deliverables and expected outcomes
  • Contact for PMRF Scheme
  • Send an email to [email protected]for application related support


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