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This study aims to find out the association between delayed gratification in information seeking behavior of research scholars and the challenges during the process of research. Also, determining how the research scholars face the challenges of the research work. The survey was adopted for data collection through a questionnaire. The sample population of the study is research scholars of three universities in Karnataka (India). The finding of the study indicates that the maximum reported challenge by research scholars during the research process belongs to data collection and the statistical analysis of the data. The minimum challenge belongs to designing the tables and selection of the topic. To find a solution to the challenges, 40 percent of the research scholars declared that they would consult with the guide to get the solution. There is a significant relationship between research challenges including finding the new resources, developing measurement tools, statistical analysis of the data, designing the tables and the dimension of delayed gratification in information seeking behavior.