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FITM-AYUSH Research Fellowship Scheme 2018-19 :

Organisation : FITM Forum on Indian Traditional Medicine, Research and Information System (RIS)
Fellowship Name : FITM-AYUSH Research Fellowship Scheme 2018-19
Applicable State : All Over India
Last Date : 15 December 2018
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FITM RIS AYUSH Research Fellowship Scheme

Ministry of AYUSH and RIS invites applications for FITM-AYUSH Research Fellowship Scheme 2018-19.

Related : ACTREC JRF Junior Research Fellowship 2019 :


** Research Fellowships are open to scholars with educational backgrounds in any of the AYUSH disciplines.
** Additional qualification in any other specialisation, especially IT, is desirable.
** Outstanding candidates from other disciplines may be considered.

** Doctoral Research Fellowship applicant should be a full time PhD scholar in any UGC recognised Indian University, deemed University /Institute.
** Postdoctoral Research Fellowship applicant should have obtained his/her PhD degree at the time of application for the Fellowship.

Age Limit :
** For Doctoral Research Fellowship the upper age limit for applicant shall not be more than 28 years on the last date of application.
** For Postdoctoral Research Fellowship the upper age limit should not be more than 35 years of age on the last date of application.

** The upper age limit is relaxable upto 5 years in case of candidates belonging to scheduled castes/scheduled tribes/OBC, physically challenged and female applicants.

Application Procedure

Just follow the below steps to apply for the FITM-AYUSH Research Fellowship Scheme 2018-19.

Steps :
Step 1 : Go to the official website of FITM RIS provided above.
Step 2 : Then scroll pages down and click on the “Apply Now” button in the home page.

Step 3 : Fill the application form with the required details and upload the below mentioned documents.
Step 4 : Finally submit your application.

Guidelines For Proposal Submission

The Proposal is to broadly comply with the following guidelines
a. Title of the project.

b. Statement of the Problem : In the opening paragraphs of the research proposal, the problem to be investigated should be stated clearly and briefly. The significance of the topic in the context of the ITMs should be explained.

c. Overview of Literature : The overview of literature should summarize the current status of research, including major findings in the proposed area of study.

The research Proposal should clearly establish the relevance of the approaches and findings to the objective of Research Fellowship.

d. Conceptual Framework : The Proposal should clearly indicate the concepts to be used and demonstrate their relevance for the study. It should further specify the empirical dimension, if any, that need to be explored for carrying out research.

e. Research Questions/Hypotheses : Given the conceptual framework and dimensions of the research to be conducted, specific questions to be answered and hypotheses to be tested through the proposed study should be explicitly formulated, compatible with the research design.

f. Coverage : In the light of the research proposed, if sampling becomes necessary, full information on the following points should be given
(I) universe of the study,
(ii) sampling frame, and
(iii) units of observation and sampling size.

g. If the study requires any control groups, they should be specifically mentioned. An explanation of the determination of size and type of the sample shall also be necessary.

Proposals not requiring a sample selection should specify their strategy appropriately and describe the rationale behind it.
h. Methodology : A suitable description of the methods of research for the study may be given.

i. Data Collection : The different types of data proposed to be collected should be clearly mentioned. The sources for each type and the tools and techniques that will be used for collecting these data should also be specified.

j. Time Budgeting : The Proposal should have a clearly defined time line, specifying the time required for the completion of each stage of research.
k. The Proposal is not to exceed a word limit of 3000.

Notification :

Application Checklist

1. Two reference letters ( one from the PhD supervisor for both Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship applicants)
2. Publications in PDF OR ZIP OR RAR files
3. Updated CV
4. Research Proposal
5. Online application form

Fellowship Amount

** All inclusive maximum amount of upto Rs 5 lakh/- per year for Doctoral Fellowships
** All inclusive maximum amount of upto Rs 7.5 lakh/- per year for Postdoctoral Fellowship


1. What are the types and duration of Fellowships being offered?
** Doctoral Fellowships for duration of 2 years.
** Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for duration of 1 year.

2. I had filled the application online but before I could click on the ‘Submit’ button, my net connection snapped and my application was lost. Will I need to fill it again?
Yes, if all data is lost you will need to fill the form again.

Last Date

Last date of application Submission is 15 December 2018


If you have any queries please call 011-24682177 Ext 110 or email to fitm.fellowship [AT]

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