NAME OF SCHEME
The Scheme provides financial assistance for presenting research
paper or chairing a session as
also delivering a lecture / delivering a keynote address in an
international scientific event (Conference/Seminar/Symposia/Workshops) to Non-ICMR
In addition, support is also provided to young scientists
(age limit 35 years as on date of Conference), nurses
and paramedical staff for attending training programmes and short-
term schools/workshops/courses on the basis of the priority areas already
Full excursion class air fare by shortest route, airport tax and
visa fees are provided under the scheme. Registration fee is provided to
young scientists in addition to the above support.
The applicant should be a Biomedical scientist engaged in R&D
work. Senior scientists (above 35 years of age) working in academic
institutions and research laboratories are eligible to apply only to
international scientific events (Conference/Seminar/Symposium/Workshop)
which are not sponsored by International Council of Scientific Unions
(ICSU). Young scientists (age limit 35 years as on date of conference)
are, however, considered for support even for ICSU sponsored events.
The applicant has an accepted paper for presentation or an
invitation to Chair a Session with a lecture or as a Keynote Speaker.
The theme of the Conference/ Seminar/ Symposium/ Workshop should be
related to the thrust areas/ activities of ICMR. (Application to merely
attend annual meetings of
professional Societies will not
The applicant should have published research papers in indexed
The applicant should not have availed of financial assistance from
ICMR in the last three financial
The application should be forwarded through proper channel and must
reach ICMR two months
prior to the date of the Conference/ Seminar/ Symposium/ Workshop. Letter
of acceptance, sanction received late, also must be submitted at least
three weeks before the event.
Special waiver may be given to those applicants, who are
Chairpersons, Keynote Speakers if their applications are submitted within
one week of receiving the invitation for the programme. For young
scientists also waiver could be considered in case of specific awards of
registration, accommodation and any other outstanding category and
application should be submitted within one week after receipt of the
notification (Necessary documentary proofs to be attached). In both cases
applications must be received at least two weeks before the
Conference/Symposium, etc. Also,
if any request is received from the MOH&FW, it should reach the ICMR
at least two weeks before the Conference with the recommendations giving
Canvassing will disqualify the applicant for the ICMR Travel Grant
The following documents must be attached with the application.
One copy of the completed application in the prescribed format and
biodata of the applicant.
A copy of letter from other national/international agency
committing to bear partial cost of travel (the document must be flagged).
Invitation from organizers.
announcement of the Conference (photocopy of the announcement to be
of acceptance of Paper for presentation and/or invitation from organizers
to Chair a Session/participate as a Keynote Speaker.
Abstract of the Paper to be presented by
the applicant at the Conference.
A Certificate from Air India including the cost (`)
of return air fare by Economy/Excursion class by the shortest route.
REIMBURSEMENT OF COMMITTED AMOUNT
ICMR, in the event of selection will initially issue a commitment
letter agreeing to the financial support. The committed amount will be
reimbursed to the selected applicant only on his/her return to India after
participation in the Conference and on submitting a detailed report, and a
copy of air ticket, board passes within two months from the date of
INTIMATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATION
The scientists may please ensure that all the essential documents
mentioned (at 3.1.1-3.1.7) are properly attached and tagged
/ flagged with the application. Incomplete application will NOT
The application complete in all respects together with enclosures
must reach ICMR at least two months prior to the commencement of the event. If the
application is not received in time, the request will not be considered.
ICMR will endeavour to communicate the decision on the application
about four weeks before the commencement of the Conference. No interim
correspondence will be sent.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
The application completed in all respects together with enclosures
may be addressed to:
Attention: Dr. N.C. Jain,
Scientist-G & Head,
Division of Human Resource
Planning & Development (HRD),
Indian Council of Medical Research,
V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan,
New Delhi-110 029.