Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is the premier national
agency for the formulation, promotion and conduct of biomedical
research in India. The mandate and policies of the ICMR coincide with
national health policies. The Council not only plans and promotes
medical research in the current and emerging health problems of the
country but also is expected to build a strong national cadre of
skilled biomedical scientists. One of the major mandates of the
Council is to augment capacity strengthening of institutions involved
in both basic and clinical sciences.
world is now witnessing a rapid change in the way biomedical research
is conducted. The developing countries are in the grip of formidable
challenges posed by the existing communicable diseases coupled with
new emerging infections. On the positive side, rapid advances in
science and technology have brought in new technologies to understand
the disease process and find strategies for prevention and cure. There
are areas at the cutting edge of science such as molecular medicine,
genomics, immunology, which have revolutionized knowledge for finding
rapid diagnostics, vaccines, new drug targets and other therapeutic
measures. There is an urgent need that researchers working in the core
health sectors like diagnostics, epidemiology, surveillance and cure
are exposed to the latest advancements in
knowledge and interact with International scientists in their
respective field of work.
that India has attained excellence and leadership amongst the
developing countries in several areas of research especially in
tropical and communicable diseases in the field of
epidemiology/surveillance/diagnosis, it becomes imperative that India
should take a lead in sharing and offering opportunities to scientists
from developing countries to come and work in Indian
achieve this objective and for better south to south cooperation, the
ICMR has embarked upon international fellowships for capacity building
and human resource development programme for biomedical scientists
working in developing countries.
availing this Fellowship would be addressed as an ICMR International
Fellowship will be
awarded each year with the duration ranging from one to six months
depending on the training needs.
Fellow will be entitled to a fellowship of Rs.2500/- per day.
guest-house accommodation will be provided to the Fellow during
his/her sanctioned period of fellowship in India for which the
Fellow will make the payment.
The Fellow will be
entitled to air travel (both ways) in economy class excursion air
As far as possible
the Fellow should travel by the shortest route.
The Fellow should
have the overseas health insurance cover before coming to India.
Institute shall continue to pay the salary and other benefits to the
fellow candidate while he/ she is on ICMR- fellowship programme.
The Fellow should
submit a final work report on the research and training activities
undertaken in the Indian laboratory/institute at the expiry of the
A final report
evaluating the performance of the Fellow by the Head of the
institute/guide of the host institute should also be submitted.
The fellowship should
be availed within the same financial year in which it is awarded.
ICMR will help in
finding an appropriate institute for training of the overseas
application should preferably be routed through the Indian Missions
in respective developing country.
be addressed to:
International Health Division, Indian Council of Medical Research,
Ansari Nagar, Post Box-4911, New Delhi-110 029. Tele-Fax No. 91-11-