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Note: Submission of applications for ICMR Senior Research Fellowship / Research Associate ship is being put on hold till further information.No application will be accepted 
after 5.00 pm on October 15,2015

Objectives :

Senior 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 biomedicine.

Research 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 doctoral fellows.

Who 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 Fellowship       35 years

(ii) Research Associateship            40 years (in case of woman candidate the upper age limit is
                                                                           relaxed by two years)



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.


1.      The Research experience mentioned above includes experience as a research worker in any Institution supported by a certificate by the Head of the Institution.

2.      GATE qualifiers are not eligible for award of fellowships (JRF/SRF/RA) under ICMR.


When 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

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 concerned institute. .

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Areas of Research Support :

Financial support is provided by the Council in all areas related to health and biomedical sciences.

Components of grant:

As prescribed by the Department of Science and Technology from time to time -     Fellowship stipend and contingency 

Items not allowed:

(a) Non-expendable articles such as equipment, vehicles, office furniture etc.

(b) Foreign travel or other expenses for visits abroad. 

Mechanism of Implementation

(i) Procedure followed in approving a new project

Proposals 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 1 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 concerned institute.

 (ii) Project Monitoring Mechanism:


The 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 fellowship.

A 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 the fellows.

(iii)  Publication of Papers:

Prior 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.

Note:-----  Detailed Fellowship rules are given in Application form.

Contact Address

Director General,
Indian Council of Medical Research,

V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan,
Post Box No. 4911
Ansari Nagar,
New Delhi- 110029
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