COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
V.RAMALINGASWAMI BHAWAN, ANSARI NAGAR,
award FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE to 100
MD/MS/DM/MCH/MDS THESIS per year (each Rs 50,000/-) at National Level
OF HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (HRD)
being a premier research agency for formulation, coordination and
promotion of Biomedical Research in the country is also engaged in
promoting critical mass of human resources as well as fostering
research temperament amongst medical graduates. Amongst its several
Human Resource Development Programmes, the Council is pursuing
Postgraduate programmes through recognized medical institution.
scheme is primarily aimed at promoting good quality research in
medical colleges students pursuing post graduation courses as well
as to improve visibility and accessibility of their research work to
larger research audience. The Council through the financial
assistance to medical graduates ensures procuring an electronic and
hard copy of MD/MS/DM/MCH dissertation/thesis, which is to be
displayed in its library as well as salient highlights posted on its
website. The highlights of scheme are as follows:
Council will provide financial assistance of Rs 50,000 to selected
postgraduate courses (MD/MS/MCH)
Limited to 100 per year (No. of Awards for MDS course is limited
Medical graduates who are admitted to the Post-graduation course
(MCI /DCI recognized) in Institute/ College and who wish to avail
ICMR award/financial assistance for pursuing their research
of fellowship: three
and half year.
scheme would be widely publicized though circulars to the medical
institutions across the country and ICMR website twice a calendar
must apply within 12 months of registration for the course
application should be routed through their guide and the head of
candidate and the guide will indicate their choice of the research
topic and will give a brief description of the objectives,
methodology, design of the study, expected outcome, up-to-date
literature search, ethical considerations and facilities available
at the institute for conducting the study as per the proposed
protocol and an undertaking by Head of the Institute that the
candidate will be permitted to undertake the proposed research
activity. The candidate should submit 6 copies of the detailed
research proposal to ICMR.
would be made on the basis of merit. Objective scoring would be
used to assess the applications with respect to (i) (e.g.
innovativeness, relevance of work, application of research) etc.
In the event of a candidate leave the proposed course/ scheme in
the first year, the whole amount received by the candidate till
date will be remitted to Council with suitable justification.
application for financial assistance should include, curriculum
vitae of the candidate, description of the proposed research
activity (1000 words) and a honest statement of the candidate
about his/her dedication to the area of proposed research.
will be done by an expert committee duly constituted for this
The Council would provide a total assistance of Rs. 50,000/- to
the selected candidates on the condition that the candidate would
provide following documents to the Council. An undertaking to the
effect that the funds received from the Council will be used
strictly for the purpose for which it has been released and;
the event of leaving this scheme the whole amount will be remitted
to the Council with suitable
A copy of the thesis submitted to University/Institute as a part
of the postgraduate programme will be submitted to the Council.
An electronic copy of the thesis.
A short summary containing outline the objectives, methodology,
findings and discussion of the research work.
A soft and hard copy of the research publications done out of
assistance of Rs. 50,000/- would be provided in two installments
The 1st installments Rs. 30,000/- will be released to
the selected candidates after receiving copy of undertaking and
The 2nd installments
Rs. 20,000/- will be
released after receiving copy of thesis and at least one
publication in a peer review journal. The grant will be released
at the end of the course on production on documents listed at 2.1.
The grant shall be issued in the name of the candidate directly
with a copy to the Guide and the Head of the Institute.
The amount will be used by
the candidate for pursuance of research and may use the funds for
purchase of reagents, preparation of thesis, secretarial
assistance or any other activity connected with the research
project following fair and reasonable procedure.
The candidate shall submit the information to the Council
regarding the manner in which the funds were utilized duly signed
by the Supervisor and Head of the Institute/College.
Every attempt will be made by the Committee to identify a
scientist from discipline appropriate to the research topic as a
mentor, to monitor the project continuously toll the research
project is completed and reported. He will be in communication
with the guide/the student who will make periodic reports on the
progress of the project and will give appropriate advice and
guidance to the student for future course of action and mid-course
correction, if needed. The monitor, the guide and the student work
as a team and ensure that the output is a thesis of reasonably
good quality and can be reported in scientific journals.
4.1 The preparation and submission of thesis will be the
responsibility of the student and his guide. The candidate will
acknowledge the financial assistance provided by ICMR for any
publication emerging out of the thesis.
The candidate should submit documents listed in item No. 2.1 within
three months of submission of thesis to the intuition/organization
failing which, the award will be treated cancelled and all financial
assistance provided will be reimbursed to the DG ICMR.
Selection of the candidates is done at the sole discretion of the
The scheme can be withdrawn at any time.
This scheme is not linked with any other research capacity building
schemes under which the students are in receipt of stipend etc.
duly filled by the candidates in prescribed format forwarded by the
Guide and certified by Dean/Principal may be sent twice in a
calendar year i.e. before 30th June or 31st
duly filled in the prescribed format and complete in all a respect
should be sent to:
The Director General
Attention: Dr. N.C. Jain,
Scientist-G & Head,
Division of Human Resource Planning and Development,
Indian Council of Medical Research,
V Ramalingaswami Bhawan,
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110029