OF HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (HRD)
Guidelines and Rules
MD/MS/DM/MCh/MDS THESIS- Financial Support
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
scheme is primarily aimed at promoting good quality research in
medical college’s 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/MDS 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:
The Council will provide
financial assistance of Rs 50,000/- to selected candidates pursuing
postgraduate courses (MD/MS/DM/MCh/MDS).
Number of awards:
Limited to 100 per year (No. of Awards for MDS
course is limited to 10%).
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 project.
Upper age limit: 45
years of age.
Duration of fellowship: Three
and half years from the date of issue of Award letter.
The Amount will be
released after submission of the UNDERTAKING AS WELL AS THE
MANDATE form (format enclosed) WITHIN SIX WEEKS for receiving
e-payment along with a photocopy of cancelled cheque for purpose
of verification of the concerned bank account where money is to
From now onwards, the research topics should mainly aim and focus on the
following thrust areas of ICMR major programs:
Maternal and Child
Priority will be given to the applications with research proposals on the
above mentioned topics, research outcomes of which can be
used for translating them into tangible products useful
for the society and country.
Applicable for 30th June 2018 applications and onwards.
scheme would be widely publicized though circulars to the
medical institutions across the country and ICMR website twice a
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:
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 financial support 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 justification:
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
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 thesis/dissertation.
financial assistance of Rs. 50,000/- would be provided in two
The 1st installments Rs. 30,000/- will be
released to the selected candidates after receiving copy of
undertaking and Mandate from.
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
The grant shall be issued in the name of the candidate directly
with a copy to the Guide and the Head of the Institute.
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
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.
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 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
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 December.
duly filled in the prescribed format and complete in all a
respect should be sent to:
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