APPLICATIONS FOR ICMR-DHR INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR THE YEAR 2020-21

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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.

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.
• 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.
• Advance stipend will be given as equivalent amount in Indian currency to Fellow and the last month stipened will be granted on return after completion of fellowship and due adjustment on submission of utilization certificate/original receipts.
• For 15 days stay: US$ 200 per day (including US$ 75 as per diem and up to US$ 125 for accommodation expenses, subject to a maximum of US$ 3000 for entire duration of stay). Advance stipend will be given as equivalent amount in Indian currency to Fellow and the balance stipened will be granted on return after completion of fellowship and due adjustment on submission of utilization certificate/original receipts.

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.
• 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.
• Advance stipend will be given as equivalent amount in Indian currency to Fellow and the last month stipened will be granted on return after completion of fellowship and due adjustment on submission of utilization certificate/original receipts.

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