Lok Sabha research fellowship

Lok Sabha Research Fellowship 2016

Last date to apply

August 31, 2016

About Lok Sabha Research Fellowship

  • Lok Sabha Research Fellowship 2016 is a two years program conducted by Lok Sabha Secretariat, Parliament of India. Fellowships will be granted to 21 Students in writing books for the year 2016 on subjects of parliamentary interest.
  • Fellowship allowance will be a maximum of Rs. 10 Lacs with Rs. 50,000 a contingency allowance will be awarded to the selected candidate.
  • The Last date of submission of the application for Lok Sabha Research Fellowship is  August 31, 2016.
  • Students from any discipline related to parliamentary studies with high academic records or experts in his /her domain are eligible to apply.

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Lok Sabha Research Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Any
Region  India
Class/ Age  Students and Researchers
  • Applicant can be the student from any discipline with best academics records or he/she can be an expert in their own field.
  • Candidates who have applied for the fellowship before in 2013 and in 2016 are also eligible to apply afresh for the Lok Sabha Fellowship Scheme.

Lok Sabha Research Fellowship Reward

21 Shortlisted candidates will be given the following fellowship reward and Contingency allowance:

Fellowship Allowance Total Fellowship Amount
Fellowship Amount Upto Rs. 10 Lacs
Contingency Allownce Rs. 50,000


  • The total amount will be disbursed in installments to the candidates on the recommendation of the fellowship committee which will be judging students on their satisfactory performances on the given project.
  • Some selected candidates will also be given permission to access the Parliament library for their research work.

Lok Sabha Research Fellowship Application form and Process

Application form submission for the Lok Sabha Research Fellowship programme will be offline and online. Candidates have to follow the link below for the application form.

STEP 1: Candidates have to read the term and conditions before applying for the fellowship given on the application form.

STEP 2: Applicants have to send in their particulars in the prescribed format (Annexure) which is to be duly filled-in, along with a Synopsis of 1000 words of his/her proposal.

STEP 3: Fellowship Committee shall consider and recommend the names to the Hon'ble Speaker, Lok Sabha, for the grant of Lok Sabha Fellowships. The decision of the committee would be considered final.

Lok Sabha Fellowship Application Submission 2016

Lok Sabha Fellowship Application form can be submitted in one of the two ways:

  • The duly filled form is to be submitted in person or registered post to the following given address before the due date of August 31, 2016.

Joint Director,
Lok Sabah Secretariat, Room Number 128,
Parliament Library Building,
New Delhi 110001

  • Candidates can also send soft copy of the completed application form duly signed with the supporting documents to the pprls@sansad.nic.in

Guidelines for Submission of the Proposal

Candidates have to submit their Lok Sabha Research Fellowship proposal in the prescribed format only.

  • Title of the project
  • Statement of the Problem: Applicant has to briefly describe the problem they have encountered and its significance in writing books.
  • Overview of Literature: Applicants have to write about their researches and findings in their projects including their innovation and their approach.
  • Conceptual Framework: Here applicants have to mention their ways and exploration of solution for the problem they have encountered earlier referring to as conceptual solving ability.
  • Research Questions/Hypotheses: Given the conceptual framework and dimensions of the problem, specific questions to be answered and hypotheses to be tested through the proposed study should be explicitly formulated, compatible with the research design.
  • Coverage: In the light of the questions raised or the hypotheses proposed to be tested, if sampling becomes necessary, full information on the following points should be given: (i) Universe of the Study, (ii) Sampling Frame, and (iii) Units of Observation and Sampling size.
  • Methodology: Description of the methods of research are to be described in this column.
  • Data Collection: The different types of data that are required for the research programme must be specifically described with their sources along with the tools and techniques used in the data extraction are to the mentioned specifically.
  • Time Budgeting: Project must be broken up into the slots of time and management of the time slots are to mention strategically.
  • Bibliography

Lok Sabha Research Fellowship Selection Process

The selection for the grant of Research Fellowships will be made by a Fellowship Committee and the decision of the Hon'ble Speaker, Lok Sabha, will be final in all matters relating to the Fellowships. 

Lok Sabha Research Fellowship Address

Joint Director,
Lok Sabah Secretariat, Room Number 128,
Parliament Library Building,
New Delhi 110001

Lok Sabha Research Fellowship Contact Details

Email: pprls@sansad.nic.in

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