Annexure-I (Instructions to fill application form)
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ICMR, with its 25 state-of-the-art Institutes/Centers, is amongst the foremost research organizations in the field of Bio Medical Sciences.  Over the years, the Council has helped India user in a scientific milieu, creating and nurturing talent in many disciplines such as communicable and non communicable diseases, basic medical sciences, reproductive health including nutrition, human resource developments etc.

ICMR – Visiting Fellow Scheme is being instituted to foster high quality research opportunities to promising PhD/ MD/MS holders in the cutting edge areas of basic science, communicable and non communicable diseases, and reproductive health including nutrition at ICMR Institutes /Centers.  Special focus will be on fundamental research in areas of science and other priority areas identified by ICMR from time to time.  ICMR intends to offer five (5) such fellowships   for working in ICMR Institutes/Centers with state-of-art R&D facilities. These fellowships will be allocated by Director General, ICMR, depending upon the needs of the Institute /Centre.


Outstanding Scientist’s of Ramalingaswami Fellow of DBT/DST who have completed their tenure at any ICMR Institutes/Centers.

‘ICMR-Visiting Fellow Scheme’ is open to Indian nationals only.


Three years and extendable for maximum two more year based on outstanding performance and recommendations by the Director /Officer-in-Charge of the concerned ICMR Institutes/Centers.

Maximum Age Limit:

45 years, relaxable up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/OBC/PH and women candidates, as on last date of application ( 30th  June and 31st  December).  


Same salary as is being paid under the Ramalingaswami Fellowship Scheme. ICMR Visiting Fellows will be paid a contigency grant of Rs. 500,000 per annum for purchase of consumables, minor equipment, international and domestic travel, engaging project staff and other contigent expenditure to be incurred in connection with the implementation of the project.

 Mode of Selection:

Selection of the ‘ICMR – Visiting Fellows’ will be made through interview of short listed candidates by specially constituted Committees by Director General based on their publications, citation and its impact factor. The place of interviews will be decided by the Director General, ICMR. Eligible candidates must route their applications through the sponsoring ICMR Institutes/ Centers.    

Accommodation and other benefits:

Accommodation may be provided by ICMR Institutes/Centers if available. However, in such cases HRA will not be paid.  ‘ICMR – Visiting Fellow’ will be entitled for medical benefits and leave as per the ICMR rules for JRF/Research Associates.

Other relevant information:

Fellowship amount will be paid to ICMR institutes/Centers every six months.

All other rules and regulations as applicable to ICMR JRF/ Research Associate (can be seen at will be applicable to ‘ICMR – Visiting Fellow Scheme’.  In all matters, the decision of ICMR shall be final.

List of ICMR Institutes/ Centers and their Niche Areas/R&D activities are available on the ICMR web site.  For more information about institute/centre, please visit the websites of the individual Institutes/ Centers.

All correspondence pertaining to ‘ICMR – Visiting Fellow Scheme’ should be addressed to : 

Dr.  N.C. Jain
Scientist-G & Head,
Division of Human Resource Planning and Development,
Indian council of Medical Research,
Ansari Nagar, Post Box No.4911,
New Delhi-110029



 Date’s for receiving application: Selection will be made twice in a year and this will be

30th June and 31st December  every year.

How to Apply

Please read the instructions, given at ICMR website carefully before filling the Application Form (Annexure-I ).  The Application Proforma is also provided there (Annexure-II).  List of ICMR Institutes/Centers are available at ICMR web Page at  Applications complete in all respect must reach on or before the closing date (twice in a year). Candidates are advised to contact the Director/ Officer-in Charge of ICMR Institutes/Centers where they are interested to pursue their ‘ICMR – Visiting Fellow Scheme’. Applicants can visit the site at to know the activities of the Institutes/ centers and to know their mandates. Application received without the recommendation of the Director /Officer-in charge of the sponsoring ICMR institutes/centers will not be entertained. 

Where to apply

Applications duly filled in the prescribed format and complete in all respect should be sent to:

 Director General
Attention: Dr. N.C. Jain,  
Scientist-G & Head,
Division of Human Resource Planning and Development,
Indian Council of Medical Research
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029

 Application forICMR – Visiting Fellow Scheme should clearly be written on top of the envelope containing application form.