Financial Assistance @lpu


1. Teaching Fellowship


Other than scholarship, LPU also offers Teaching Fellowship to full time Ph.D. scholars of Lovely Professional University with good communication skills. Preference will be given to NET/GATE/GPAT qualified candidates, scholars from premier institutes and to those having previous teaching and research experience.

Details of Fellowship

The teaching fellowship awardee will be paid an honorarium of Rs. 15,600/ per month (consolidated). The Research scholar is required to take teaching load of minimum six credits with the possibility of: 6 Lectures or (3 Lectures + 6 Practicals) or (3 Lectures + 6 Tutorials) or (6 Practicals + 6 Tutorials) or (12 Practicals / 12 Tutorials) Subject to minimum 9 hours.

Fellowship Selection Process

After completion of course work, research scholar will submit application in prescribed format to Center for Research Degree Programmes with copy of his/her resume. The list of the candidates will be submitted to the HR for further processing.

Duration of Fellowship

Upto 4 years (subject to successful completion of yearly review process).

Research Targets during the tenure of fellowship
  • The research scholar, availing teaching fellowship, will be required to complete his/her Ph.D. course work and must clear State of the Art Seminar (SAS) evaluation within the first year of fellowship.
  • In second year of fellowship, he/she have to publish minimum one paper in Scopus/WoS indexed Journal and have to present at least one paper in conferences /seminar (Scopus/ WoS indexed).
  • In the third year of fellowship, Scholar has to publish another paper indexed in Scopus/WoS Journals and have to present at least one paper in conference/ seminar (Scopus/WoS indexed).

2. LPU Research Fellowship

LPU Research Fellowship and Scholarship (For Full Time candidates only)
In order to facilitate the meritorious Ph.D. research scholars with good research profile or having potential to deliver research of world class, so that financial burden does not create hindrance to their research work, Lovely Professional University is offering “LPU Research Fellowship and Scholarship”: The following points are to be considered before availing LPU Research Fellowship and Scholarship:

  • Number of “LPU Fellowship and Scholarship” available are 22.
  • Amount of “LPU Fellowship and Scholarship” is Rs. 31,000/- per month and no tuition fee upto 8 terms from the date of admission.
  • Applicable for full time Ph.D. scholars only (National or international domicile)
Eligibility criteria
  • Criteria-1: Ph.D. Scholars who have cleared CSIR-UGC NET JRF/SPM/GATE (Rank 1-1000) /GPAT (Rank 1-500).
  • Criteria-2: Have two Scopus indexed research or review papers with minimum impact factor of 1 each for Science and Technology, and Applied Medical Sciences. For Business and Arts, two Scopus indexed Research or review papers in Q1/A*category journal.
  • Criteria-3: Have filed/published three patents out of which, at least one patent application should be granted.
Terms and Conditions
  • Each year the research scholar under this “Fellowship and Scholarship” shall be required to publish at least three Scopus indexed research/review papers in Q1 journals with minimum impact factor of 2 each for LFTS and LFAMS and at least three Scopus indexed research/review papers in Q1 or A* journals for LFBA.
  • If the scholars are not able to fulfil the terms and conditions in a particular year then it may lead to the cancellation of this “Fellowship and Scholarship” for the coming years. In all such cases, the scholars can be considered for other scholarships available if they are found eligible for the same.

Publication Incentives

The university is committed to innovative research and encourages its research scholars by giving incentives to them in their research endeavours. Our research scholars are encouraged to publish their research work in indexed journals of high repute like WoS / Scopus and provide them the research incentives as per University Policy.

Special Benefits for LPU Employees

Additional benefits for LPU Faculty and Staff for Ph.D. Programmes ((taking admission in January 2023 Session):

  • 50% Ph.D. fee waiver (Research scholars may avail Fee Waiver or Scholarship).
  • Duty Leave for Course Work:
    • Three hours weekly relaxation to attend course work classes on Saturday from 2.00-5.00 PM without taking any leave.
    • Four Days duty leave for attending course work as per Option II and III, mentioned under the Head ‘Course Work’.
  • Extended PPW (Pay Proportionate Work) Policy where faculty needs to stay only for specified duration in the campus. The policy is detailed below:
    • Faculty can avail the PPW benefit (as per this policy) for six months at the most twice during his/her Ph.D. (one at the time of Synopsis submission and secondly at the time of Pre-submission) without losing seniority.
    • The leave can be availed with any of the following arrangements:
      • Option 1: Weekly Load- 6 Hours and Salary- 25% subject to a maximum of Rs. 20000/-
      • Option 2: Weekly Load- 12 Hours and Salary- 50% subject to a maximum of Rs. 40000/-
    • The weekly load as mentioned in above table, shall be allocated with the following conditions:
      • Load for Option-1 shall be distributed at least in two days.
      • Load for Option-2 shall be distributed at least in three days.
    • Fee waiver will be applicable as per University Policy.

* For details contact Division of Admissions.

LPU Contingency for Ph.D. Scholar

Research scholars may be given financial support for the purchase of any required material (consumable, glassware, equipment, software etc.) and for analysis purpose in the form of LPU contingency of up to Rs. 60,000/- for the duration of 4 years from the date of admission with a cap of Rs. 20,000/- per year.

The following points regarding amount sanctioned per research scholar are to be considered before availing LPU contingency:
  • The Ph.D. scholars can avail a contingency amount of maximum Rs. 20,000/- per year.
  • If the scholars have utilized less contingency or has not utilized the contingency at all in a particular year, the remaining contingency shall be added to subsequent years upto 4 years. For example, if a scholar has utilized the contingency of Rs. 5,000/- in the first year then he/ she is eligible to avail Rs. 35,000/- as a contingency in the next year and subsequent years up​​to 4 years.
    • a) Scholars cannot utilize the contingency of the upcoming years in the current year, only the current year contingency can be taken forward to subsequent years up​​to 4 years.
    • b) In case there is an urgency of the chemicals, the same can be purchased by the Ph.D. scholars through the respective Head of Labs (HOL) so that the scholar can avail the maximum discount benefits from the supplier and the bills can be reimbursed through HOL once the chemicals are received by respective HOL. Further, only those bills are to be reimbursed which are made in favor of Lovely Professional University.
    • c) The bills of only current financial years are to be processed for availing the contingency amount applicable. Bills for the previous financial years shall not be entertained for availing the contingency amount.
  • The contingency amount can be utilized either for purchase or analysis purpose as per following:
    • Consumables: This will include chemicals, media, culture, microorganism strains or any such consumable items.
    • Glassware: Glassware is specifically required to carry out the research work.
    • Equipment: Minor equipment which is within the budget of the applicable contingency.
    • Software: Software specifically required to carry out research work. The software purchased under the contingency amount shall be installed in the university’s desktop or any other system so that other Ph.D. Research Scholars can also be benefitted.
    • Analysis: This includes the analysis/testing of samples prepared during the research work. This may include analysis like NMR, XRD, Material testing, EDX, SEM, TEM, in vivo studies, etc.
    • Data Collection: This includes the expenses applicable for external agencies like BSE and NSE or any other entity to share some data to be used for Ph.D. research work.
    • Article Processing Charges (APC): This includes the partial or full payment of the APC charges for the publications indexed in Q1 or Q2 journals depending upon the contingency amount applicable. The amount shall be reimbursed only after the publication is indexed.

Travel Grant

1. Eligibility:

All Ph.D. students (Full Time/Part Time) of LPU can apply for travel grant under this policy only for presenting research papers in Scopus/Web of Science (excluding ESCI) indexed conferences (National / International) with in India or abroad. Scholar shall be eligible to apply travel grant only after completion of SAS (State of the Art Seminar) and before the pre-submission seminar activity.

The minimum eligibility conditions are given below:
Conference category The Ph.D. student must
International conferences held abroad a) have completed his/her course work with CGPA ≥ 9
b) have cleared SAS within the first year of Ph.D. duration.
b) have 75% attendance (minimum) in an ongoing semester.
c) have already published at least one research paper and one review paper in unpaid journals only indexed by Scopus/Web of Science (excluding ESCI) with Impact Factor (IF) > = 1 or SJR > = 0.34
d) have presented one paper in national/ international conference. (Scopus/Web of Science (excluding ESCI)) in India.
International or National conferences held in India a) have completed his/her course work with CGPA ≥ 8
b) have cleared SAS within the first year of Ph.D. duration.
c) have 75% attendance (minimum) in an ongoing semester.
d) have already published either one research paper or a review paper published in unpaid journals only indexed by Scopus/Web of Science (excluding ESCI) Scopus with Impact Factor (IF) > = 1 or SJR > = 0.34

2. No. of Grants and Amount of Travel Grants:

  • a) University will provide in total 20 National Travel Grants and 5 International Travel Grants across all the schools (list of schools given in Annexure-II) of the University per year with a cap of maximum 5 National Travel Grants and maximum 2 International travel grants from the same school in a year.
  • b) The student can apply for travel grant by the specified date (monthly/ bimonthly):
    Conference category Frequency Date of application
    International conferences held abroad Bi-monthly At least 60 days before the date of conference
    International or National conferences held in India Monthly At least 30 days before the date of conference

3. Details of Travel Grants and coverage:

Category Travel grant Cover
International conferences held abroad Upto INR 35,000 max. (a) Travelling allowance (air travel & local travel fare).
(b) Lodging charges for conference days
(c) Registration fee: Rs 15000/- (max.) or actual whichever is less.
The sum of (a) + (b) + (c) would not exceed INR 35,000/- (max.)
International or National conferences/s held in India Upto INR 15,000 max. (a) Travelling allowance for 2 AC rail/bus fare.
(b) Lodging charges for conference days
(c) Registration fee: maximum amount of Rs 8000/- for International conference or Rs. 6000/- for National conference or actual whichever is less.
The sum of (a) + (b) + (c) would not exceed INR 15,000/- (max.)
  • The cheapest airfare (economy class)/Train-fare (3AC) shall be considered under this policy.
  • The boarding pass, air travel tickets and other receipts in support of T.A. (including local travel expenses), lodging charges and registration fee shall be submitted for settlement of accounts within a period of 10 days from the date of return.
    Terms & Conditions
  • The Ph.D. student shall be eligible to avail travel grant to present paper in Scopus/Web of Science (excluding ESCI) indexed conferences.
    a) One time only for conference being held within India and, one time only for conference held at abroad.
    b) The presented paper in either conference (held with in India or abroad) must be indexed in Scopus/Web of Science (excluding ESCI) indexed conference proceedings.
    c) All the expenses covered in point 3.3 shall be reimbursed only after the presented papers get indexed in Scopus/Web of Science (excluding ESCI) indexed conference proceedings/ journals and verified and recommended by Division of Research & Development, LPU.
  • Not more than two research scholars shall be provided financial assistance to attend a particular conference. In case the numbers of applicants are more than two, preference shall be given to the scholar who has maximum cumulative score (IF/SJR value) of research publications indexed in Scopus/Web of Science (excluding ESCI). However, in case if two or more research scholars will come out with same maximum cumulative score (IF/SJR value) then research scholar with more citations (excluding self-citation) in his/her published work will be preferred.
  • The student shall submit the prescribed application form (Annexure-I) duly signed by his/her supervisor, invitation letter, letter of acceptance of research paper for presentation at the conferences and No objection certificate from co-authors of research paper to CRDP, Block 27-207.
  • Recommendation of the screen committee members (Head, CRDP and Nominee, DRD shall be needed for considering the application for travel grant to Ph.D. students.
  • The application shall be processed through proper channel for the approval of the Vice-Chancellor.