ICSSR invites proposals for Centrally Administered Doctoral Fellowships for the year 2012-13. The research proposals may belong to anyone of the social science disciplines or may be interdisciplinary in nature. The recognized disciplines are: (i) Sociology and Social Anthropology; (ii) Political Science/Pub. Admn. And allied subjects; (iii) Economics and allied subjects; (iv) International Studies; (v) Social Geography and Population Studies; (vi) Commerce and Management; (vii) Social Psychology and allied subjects; (viii) Education and allied subjects; (ix) Social Linguistics/Socio-Cultural and allied subjects; (x) Law, international Law and allied subjects; (xi) National Security and Strategic Studies; (xii) Any other (specify). Within the framework of social sciences, an effort is made to promote interdisciplinary studies. In regard to other major disciplines such as natural sciences, medical science, agriculture science, etc., areas of interface between these disciplines and the social sciences are also covered under the Fellowship scheme. The applicants are requested to indicate under which clubbing of disciplines their proposals falls. Centrally Administered Doctoral Fellowships are classified into two categories: (1) Open Doctoral Fellowships; (ii) Doctoral Fellowships in North East Category. Institutional Doctoral Fellowships are advertised and awarded by the ICSSR Research Institutes on their own -Candidates who hold a Master’s degree of a recognised university in any social science subject with a minimum of second class with 55% marks. -Relaxation of 5% marks/ corresponding grades will be made for SC/ST candidates. -Candidates should preferably not be more than 35 years (relaxable by 5 years in case of SC/ST)as on the last date for the receipt of the completed applications in the Council.