Contingency grants help the scholars to access the necessary equipment and facilities for research. In the first year, the participant receive a hardware contingency grant of INR 40,000 towards purchasing necessary hardware (laptop). In addition, all FPM participants are eligible for a contingency grant of INR 25,000 per year for the first four years of the programme. Participants can purchase software, books, stationeries, hardware etc., as per their needs. The amount is reimbursed after verification of the submitted bills.