The number of slots available under the scheme are 100 per year The tenure of the award is two years with no provision for further extension
The financial assistance available under the scheme is as follows:  
srno Item Rate of Fellowship
Rate of Fellowship
(Revised w. e. f. 01.12.2014)
of Award
1 Fellowship @ Rs. 16,000/- p.m @ Rs. 38,800/- p.m. for first 2 years &
Rs.46,500/-p.m. from third years onwards.
2 Contingency @Rs.30,000/-p.a. @Rs.50,000/-p.a.
3 Departmental
10% of the Post Doctoral Fellowship
to the host Institution.
*Not applicable.
4 Escorts/Reader
@ Rs. 2,000/- p.m. (fixed) in cases
of physically disabled & blind
@ Rs. 2,000/- p.m. (fixed) in cases of
physically disabled & blind Candidate.
5 HRA As per University/Institution rules. As per University/Institution rules.

HRA : (i). Suitable single-seated hostel accommodation may be provided to the candidates in the institutions. In such cases, the fellow is eligible to draw only hostel fees excluding mess, electricity, water charges, etc. A certificate to this effect is to be furnished through the Registrar/Director/Principal. HRA is not permissible for those candidates who are staying in Hostel accommodation.

(ii). In case of non-availability of hostel accommodation, the fellow may be provided with single accommodation by the host institution. In such cases, the rent paid by the fellow on actual basis may be reimbursed subject to the ceiling of HRA as per Govt. of India norms.

(iii). If the fellow makes her own arrangements of accommodation, he/she may be entitled to draw HRA as per categorization of cities by the Govt. of India.