The objective of this award is to provide an opportunity to carry out the advanced studies and research in Humanities and Social Sciences including languages in Indian Universities/Colleges/ Institutions as indicated below:
i. Universities/Institutions/Colleges included under section 2(f) and 12(b) of UGC Act, 1956.
ii. Deemed to be Universities under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 which are eligible to receive grant in aid from UGC.
iii. Universities/Institutions/Colleges funded by Central/ State Govt.
iv. Institutes of National Importance.