The Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF) Scheme has been designed for improving the quality of research in various higher educational institutions in the country.
With attractive fellowships, the scheme seeks to attract the best talent into research thereby realizing the vision of development through innovation. The scheme was announced in the Budget 2018-19.
The institutes which can offer PMRF include all the IITs, all the IISERs, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and some of the top Central Universities/NITs that offer science and/or technology degrees.
The candidates will be selected through a rigorous selection process and their performance will be reviewed suitably through a national convention.
As per the NCC Guidelines, PMRF fellows admitted in the following cycles will be reviewed in May 2023.
a. Cycle 1 (May 2018, Direct)
b. Cycle 3 (May 2019, Direct)
c. Cycle 5 (May 2020, Direct and Lateral)
d. Cycle 6 (Dec 2020, Direct)
e. Cycle 7 (May 2021, Lateral)
f. Cycle 8 (Dec 2021, Direct)
g. Cycle 9 (May 2022, Lateral)
Timelines are as follows :
PMRFs to submit the Progress Report and CV as a single PDF, TAship Certificate, and link for the webpage. Deadline: 24-Apr-2023 to 29-Apr-2023, 6:00pm
PMRFs to submit the presentation and 10 minutes video link of your presentation in the portal.. Deadline: 24-Apr-2023 to 2-May-2023, 6:00pm
Submission of recommendation letters by supervisors of PMRF fellows for annual review. Deadline: 24-Apr-2023 to 3-May-2023, 6:00pm
Reviews by National Panel. Deadline: 04-May-2023 to 20-Jun-2023
You have to login into the Main portal using the URL: https://portal.pmrf.in/
After logging in successfully, click on the 'Add Annual Review' button and submit the relevant documents.