Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship (St. Antony’s College, Oxford): Check eligibility, benefits and terms


 Tanishq, Blogger at Edumarz, (6th July 2022)

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction 
  • Eligibility
  • Stipend Details and Benefits  
  • Application Process
  • Selection Process 
  • Duration 
  • Contact details
  • Terms and Conditions

AHM: Introduction

            Agatha Harrison Memorial (AHM) fellowship is a one-year fellowship program with the Government of India at St. Antony’s College, Oxford (U.K.). This Programme can be extended based on the performance of the students and scholars who have specialized in Modern Indian Studies in subject fields like History, Economics and Political Science. Students should need to know that this fellowship is only planned for a young scholar, who is determined on pursuing an academic career. The tenure may be extended by one more year, depending upon the performance of the students at St. Antony’s College, Oxford (U.K.). The candidate is eligible for economy class air passage (both ways). The total amount awarded for the fellowship is £27,603/-( approx. Rs. 21.5 lakhs) per year. It is sufficient for one candidate to meet the expenditure.

AHM: Eligibility

           AHM fellowship is based on candidate eligibility on several grounds.


Academic Qualifications: 

  • They must have 60% marks in PG.
  • PhD degree with a specialization in Economics, History or Political science.


         Apart from academic qualifications, the candidate needs to fulfil some other requirements too:


  • Citizenship: Must be an Indian.
  • Age: within the age group of 30-40 years 
  • Experience: Three years of teaching experience at UG or PG level.


AHM: Stipend Details and Benefits

         The fellowship is only offered to bright candidates who want to achieve big in their life and AHM stands with those candidates. The stipend amount is 24,399 USD, Administration Charges 4347USD, Travel Allowances 984USD, Six High Table Dinner 751USD and College Lunches 2,662USD, therefore the total amount is 33,143USD.

Not this much even AHM allow their fellows given return allowance in economy class air travel. 

While the term is that spouse is also applicable for air travel allowances only if they stay in the UK for a continuous period of one year and even the fellow is renewable for another year if the performance of the fellow is found to be satisfactory.


AHM: Application Process

  • AHM: Application 
  • Apply for the fellowship on plain paper in prescribed Proforma with the passport size photo and fill in other details 
  • Applicants should need to assist with all the certificates.
  • The application received after the last date will not be entertained 
  • Interview letters are sent only to a few candidates after their applications are scrutinized by the authorities.
  •  An employed person should send their application duly sponsored through their employe.


The AHM fellowship can be acquired on the official website of the MHRD and candidates or students can register themselves on the MHRD(Ministry of Human Resources Development) websites to access the application form several documents are required for the AHM scholarship :

Students must note that the following documents are available before they begin the application process. 

education certificate like degree certificate must be safely attested foreign degrees must be furnished with proof of equivalence from relevant authorities if there is applicable of employment that attaches that to passport size photograph and the research proposals a brief overview of the research.


Note: Applicants are required to apply online from the official websites. The link is provided in the public notice.

AHM: Selection Process

The selection process begins once the board published in names of candidates for an interview through the official website of an MHRD the selected fellows will also be intimated to their respective email IDs and the screening is done based on the candidate’s profile and past achievements, the interview the name of the successful candidate for an AHM (Agatha  Harrison Memorial) fellowship will be announced on the MHRD websites and the decisions of the selection is final and cannot be changed.


AHM: Duration 

AHM’s total fellowship slot is awarded every year. It is the initial duration of the fellow For 1-year and it may be extended for more than one year if the universities found the spouse/Fellows performance or skills are satisfactory to them. The universities provide fresh fellowships annually.

Contact Details:

Under Secretary (Scholarships), Ministry of Education,

Department of Higher Education,(ES4) External Scholarships Division,

2nd Floor, Wing-6 West Block-1

R.K. Puram,



AHM: Terms and Conditions

  • The decision of the selection committee is final
  • The applicants should carry out their study/ research in the UK
  • They must have completed their tertiary education in English medium only
  • There are chances of disqualification of the candidate if the application is not fulfilled or submitted in time 


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