Some of the main activities of the ICSSR-NERC towards development of social science research are as follows:


  1. Study Grant: The Centre provides study grant to the registered doctoral scholars to visit libraries within the country maximum for a period of 45 days. 
    Application Proforma for Study Grant
  2. Contingency Grant: For the resigtered doctoral scholars who are not having any scholarship, the Centre provides a contingency grant for field work, typing and binding of the thesis. 
    Application Proforma for Contingency Grant
  3. Seminar, Conference, Workshop Grant: The Centre provides grant to organize seminars, conferences, workshops by social science faculties, professional organizations and research institutes in the region. 
    Application Proforma for Seminar, Conference, Workshop Grant
  4. Minor Research Project Grant
  5. Lecture Series: The Centre organizes, NERC-NEHU Annual Lecture Series, NERC Special Lecture series and ICSSR Distinguished Lecture Series.
Apart from sponsoring the above-mentioned programmes the Centre often organizes seminar, conference, and research methodology workshop and undertakes research projects.

All scholars are advised to visit for details related to ICSSR research grants, research fellowships – national fellowship, senior fellowship, general fellowship and doctoral fellowships, for visiting abroad to collect data for the doctoral research and to present papers in the seminar, conferences, etc., and application forms for respective programmes.