Research fellowships provide opportunities to bright young men and women
to pursue research and training invariably leading to Ph.D/MD etc. under
experienced researchers/investigators of repute in the field of
Associateships are awarded to encourage young research workers who
already have good quality published work to their credit to pursue
research work in biomedicine on specific research programmes as post
can Submit a Proposal
Any young scientist who fulfils the prescribed
criteria of age and educational qualifications can submit applications to
ICMR to carry out research in the field of biomedical sciences at the
permanent institutes of the
council, other biomedical research institutes, medical colleges and
universities in India where adequate laboratory and other facilities to
carry out biomedical research are available.
Upper Age Limit:
(i) Senior Research
Associateship 40 years (in
case of woman candidate the upper age limit is
relaxed by two years)
SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
M.Sc. (Life Sciences),
MA (Social Sciences), Master in Medical Social Work (MSW) degree holders
with two years research experience.
MBBS/ BDS/ MVSc./ M.Pharm/ M.E./ M.Tech degree holders.
Doctorate degree in Medicine namely
M.D/MDS or Ph.D
in any field.
The Research experience mentioned above
includes experience as a research worker in any Institution supported by a
certificate by the Head of the Institution.
GATE qualifiers are not eligible for award of
fellowships (JRF/SRF/RA) under ICMR.
and How to Submit a Proposal
Applications from Research fellows/associates
are received through out the year on the prescribed format, which
can be obtained on request from the Director-General, ICMR. Forms
can be downloaded from ICMR website.
The application in duplicate should be sent
through the Guide and Head of the Institute where the candidate
proposes to work along with a detailed plan of work (ten copies) for
a specific time bound project on which research is proposed to be
carried out during the fellowship.
If employed a certificate from his employer to
accept the fellowship should be submitted
projects involving research on human beings and animals must be
cleared by the Institutional Human Ethics Committee and
institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) respectively of the
of Research Support :
Financial support is
provided by the Council in all areas related to health and
Note: For latest thrust areas refer to ICMR
As prescribed by the
Department of Science and Technology from time to time - Fellowship stipend and contingency
articles such as equipment, vehicles, office furniture etc.
(b) Foreign travel or
other expenses for visits abroad.
(i) Procedure followed in
approving a new project
received for funding are reviewed by Project Review Committees (PRCs)/
Fellowship Expert Groups(FECs) which
meet from time to time. Most of these proposals are also reviewed by
subject specialists before being considered by the PRCs and FECs. The
maximum tenure for all fellowships is three years, subject to annual
review of the work done. The tenure may be extended by the Council
only to SRF who are registered for PhD. The
fellowship may be extended for a maximum period of 1½ years to
complete the thesis beyond the stipulated period of 3 years of
fellowship. All projects involving research on human beings and
animals must be cleared by the Institutional Human Ethics Committee
and institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) respectively of the
(ii) Project Monitoring Mechanism:
fellow shall submit annual reports as per the prescribed standard
proforma. The first annual report should be submitted after 10 months
from the date of commencement of the fellowship, giving complete
factual details of the research work done,through the guide along with
his/her appraisal. Subsequent annual report as per the standard
proforma should be submitted through the guide two months before the
completion of fellowship year. Further continuation of fellowship for
each year will depend upon the progress of work. Failure to submit
report in time may necessitate the termination of fellowship. Six
copies of the final report, duly typed clearly, as per standard
proforma, of the work done during the tenure of fellowship, along
with photographs with proper legends
will be submitted with in one month after the completion of the
list of the papers published or presented at a Scientific Conference
during the term of the fellowship should also be furnished in the
annual and final reports. The work done can be utilised for submission
of thesis for a postgraduate degree after obtaining prior approval of
the Director General, ICMR. Due acknowledgement to the ICMR, should,
however, be made in the thesis as also the research publications by
Publication of Papers:
permission for publication of papers on the research work done under
the aegis of the Council, in a journal should be obtained from the
Council. The papers should be sent to the Council through the
supervisor with his/her recommendations.
Due acknowledgement to the ICMR should, however be made.
Detailed Fellowship rules are given in Application form.
Indian Council of Medical Research,
V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan,
Post Box No. 4911
New Delhi- 110029
Telephone : 91-11-26588895, 91-11-26588980, 91-11-26589794,
: 91-11-26589336, 91-11-26588707
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