• The meritorious Ph. D. degree holders who are domiciled residents of Maharashtra State, willing to carry out full time research work, are eligible to apply.
  • The Open category candidates below 32 years of age can apply. However, age relaxation of 5 years for all reserved category-, women- as well as differently abled (PH) candidates will be given.
  • The applicants should have at least two research publications in standard peer reviewed journals.
  • The applicant should identify SPPU Department/School or an approved research center at affiliated colleges of SPPU which have received at least A Grade from NAAC, for his/her postdoctoral Research work.
  • Also the applicant should identify a Mentor (who has successfully guided at least 3 Ph. D. students) and obtain his/her consent for the mentorship. The applicant cannot select their Ph.D. Guide as a Mentor.
  • Once the applicant is awarded the SPPU-PDF, and he/she joins the fellowship, he/she will not eligible to apply again for SPPU-PDF.
  • If the candidate has already applied for SPPU-PDF and has been declared as unsuccessful, he/she is permitted to apply freshly with new research proposal only after one year from date of declaration of the earlier result.