Lok Sabha Research Fellowships Scheme 2018-19

Lok Sabha Research Fellowships Scheme 2018-19


Lok Sabha is composed of representatives of the people chosen by direct election on the basis of the adult suffrage. The maximum strength of the House envisaged by the Constitution is 552, which is made up by election of upto 530 members to represent the States, upto 20 members to represent the Union Territories and not more than two members of the Anglo-Indian Community to be nominated by the Hon’ble President, if,  in his/her opinion, that community is not adequately represented in the House. The total elective membership is distributed among the States in such a way that the ratio between the number of seats allotted to each State and the population of the State is, so far as practicable, the same for all States.


The Lok Sabha Secretariat grants research fellowships to undertake research of high standards on Parliamentary themes.

  • Applications are invited for 25 Research Fellowships for the year 2018-19
  • Maximum of Rs.10 lakhs (plus Rs.50,000 as contingency allowance) will be awarded to encourage and support original studies on subjects relating to Indian Parliament
  • The duration for the fellowship will be 2 years
  • Applications may be sent in hard copy as well as by email
    The Director
    Lok Sabha Secretariat
    Room No. F-121, Parliamentary Library Building,
    New Delhi-110001.
  • Detailed guidelines, rules, application forms etc. are available at and
  • Applications to be submitted latest by 10th January 2018