ICMR-DHR International Fellowship Programme 2020-2021 for Indian Scientists

ICMR-DHR International Fellowships 2020-21 – Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)–DHR invited call for applications for International Fellowships for the year 2020-21 for Indian Biomedical Scientists.


 

ICMR and DHR

  • One of the major mandates of ICMR and DHR is to augment capacity strengthening of Indian scientists.
  • This ICMR-DHR international fellowship programme is intended to create a pool of talented health research personnel by facilitating advanced training and exposure to the latest advancements in knowledge through interaction with the international scientists in emerging areas of clinical/medicine/health sciences.

 

See: Scholarships in India 

 

Short Term International Fellowships for Senior Indian Biomedical Scientists

  • The purpose of Short Term Fellowships (meant for senior scientists) should be more towards the establishment of international research collaborations and gain expertise for establishment of expertise/technologies not available in the parent Indian Institute.
  • Areas for fellowships: Emerging areas in clinical/medicine/health sciences
  • Duration of Fellowships: 15 days to 3 months
  • Number of Fellowships: Twenty five (25) fellowships per year
  • Age limit: Below 57 years as on last date of receipt of application

Financial Support

  • A stipend of US$ 3000 per month which includes accommodation and other expenses. For duration of 15 days – upto 30 days stay, a maximum of US$ 3000 will be paid.
  • Advance stipend will be given as equivalent amount in Indian currency to Fellow and the balance of about 10% stipened will be granted on return after completion of fellowship and due adjustment on submission of utilization certificate/original receipts.
  • Return economy class excursion airfare (by Air India ) through shortest possible route.
  • Contingency grant of maximum of Rs. 50,000/- (which includes the cost of visa, taxi charges from place of duty to airport and back, overseas mediclaim insurance expenses reimbursable on submission of original receipts/bills on return). No other charges/expenditure is admissible.

 

See: National Scholarship 2019 

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be a citizen of India and working in the country.
  • The applicant should possess an M.D/M.S/Ph.D degree (M.D./ M.S./ M.D.S. or MBBS/BDS/ MVSc./ M.Sc./M.Pharma/M.Tech or equivalent with Ph.D. in health / biomedical research) with at least fifteen years of experience (for availing the fellowship for 15 days) and atleast ten years of experience (for availing the fellowship for 1-3 months) in teaching/research in a recognized Institute after obtaining the requisite qualification.
  • The application should be forwarded by the Employer/Head of the Institution with a statement that the candidate will be considered as a full time employee of the Institution during the period of his/her fellowship.
  • The applicant should submit a letter of acceptance from the host Institute where he/she proposes to work during the fellowship.
  • The applicant should submit a plan of proposed training for availing the fellowship in the prescribed format.
  • The recognition letter from All India Council for Technical Eduction (AICTE) for candidates belonging to Private Colleges/Universities should be submitted.
  • The applicant should not have availed any similar fellowship of duration of one month or above from any of the agency of the GoI/State Govts in the last 3 years.

Long Term International Fellowships for Young Indian Biomedical Scientists

  • For the Long Term Fellowships (meant for young scientists) the aim should be to learn new techniques, understand research methodology, be engaged in some meaningful research and get exposure to international scientific environment. It is expected that the scientist on return will develop a research project based on the training abroad.
  • Areas for fellowships: Emerging areas in clinical/medicine/health sciences
  • Duration of Fellowships: 6 to 12 months
  • Number of Fellowships: Forty (40) fellowships per year
  • Age limit: Below 45 years as on last date of receipt of application

Financial Support

  • A stipend of US$ 3000 per month which includes accommodation and other expenses.
  • Advance stipend will be given as equivalent amount in Indian currency to Fellow and the balance of about 10 % stipened will be granted on return after completion of fellowship and due adjustment on submission of utilization certificate/original receipts.
  • Return economy class excursion airfare (by Air India ) through shortest possible route.
  • Contingency grant of maximum of Rs. 50,000/- (which includes the cost of visa, taxi charges from place of duty to airport and back, overseas mediclaim insurance expenses reimbursable on submission of original receipts/bills on return). No other charges/expenditure is admissible.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be a citizen of India and working in the country.
  • The applicant should possess an M.D/M.S/Ph.D degree (M.D./ M.S./ M.D.S. or MBBS/BDS/ MVSc./ M.Sc./M.Pharma/M.Tech or equivalent with Ph.D. in health / biomedical research) with at least three years teaching/research experience in a recognized Institute after obtaining the requisite qualification.
  • The application should be forwarded by the Employer/Head of the Institution with a statement that the candidate will be considered as a full time employee of the Institution during the period of his/her fellowship.
  • The applicant should submit a letter of acceptance from the host Institute where he/she proposes to work during the fellowship.
  • The applicant should submit a proposed plan of training for availing the fellowship in the prescribed format.
  • The recognition letter from All India Council for Technical Eduction (AICTE) for candidates belonging to Private Colleges/Universities should be submitted.
  • The applicant should not have availed any similar fellowship of duration of one month or above from any of the agency of the GoI/State Govts in the last 3 years.

 

Selection Criteria

  • Screening of applications will be done by the ICMR-DHR and the short listed candidates will be considered by the Selection Committee for awarding the fellowship.
  • The selection of the candidate will be based on the evaluation of the merit of the candidate and the training needs in the field of medical research by a Committee of eminent scientists.

Guidelines Governing the Fellowship

  • The individual scientist availing this Fellowship would be addressed as an ICMR-DHR International Fellow (ICMR-DHR IF).
  • The candidate should correspond with the International Institute/Laboratory to be visited for their placement. A letter of acceptance from the Institute to be visited overseas is required to be produced along with the application form. Once selected, the Fellow will not be allowed to change the mentor/foreign lab other than the one mentioned in the application
  • All necessary formalities with regard to visa application and overseas mediclaim insurance cover should be taken care of by the Fellow.
  • The Fellow will be entitled to air travel by Air India (both ways) in economy class (excursion fare) by the shortest route from the place of duty.

 

How to Apply?

  • Applications should be submitted online through the website portal of ICMR/DHR: www.icmr.nic.in or www.dhr.gov.in. and guidelines of the Programme are available on ICMR and DHR websites.

Important Note:

  • Please refer to the Registration process before you Login and proceed further to submit the application.
  • For best resolution and easy access, may please use the Google Chrome for visiting the website and submitting the application.
  • The requisite documents may kindly be uploaded in pdf format only within the prescribed size limit indicated for each document.
  • The scanned/digital signatures(jpg file) may be uploaded.
  • Please refer to the detailed guidelines for International fellowships before submitting the application.

 

Important Date

  • Last Date for Online Registration for Scholarship is 15th December 2019

 

Indian Council of Medical Research ICMR

  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)–Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,  Government of India , V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan, P.O. Box No. 4911, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi – 110029, India, Website www.icmr.nic.in or www.dhr.gov.in