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ICMR-DHR International Fellowship 2020-21 : Indian Council of Medical Research

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Organisation : Indian Council of Medical Research ICMR & Department of Health Research
Fellowship Name : ICMR-DHR International Fellowship 2020-21
Applicable State/UTs : All India
Application Last Date : 15th December, 2019
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ICMR-DHR International Fellowship

Call for applications for ICMR-DHR international fellowships for the year 2020-21

Related : USF A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Postgraduate Fellowship 2020 :


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.

Fellowship Category

Short Term Fellowship

Short term international fellowships for senior indian biomedical scientists

Areas for fellowships
: Emerging areas in clinical/medicine/health sciences
Duration of Fellowships : Two weeks 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

Long Term Fellowship

Long Term International Fellowships For Young Indian Biomedical Scientists

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

ICMR-DHR Fellowship Eligibility

1. The applicant should be a citizen of India and working in the country.

2. 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 three years of experience (for availing the fellowship for 1-3 months) in teaching/research in a recognized Institute after obtaining the requisite qualification.

3. The applicant should submit a letter of acceptance from the host Institute where he/she proposes to work during the fellowship.
4. The applicant should submit a plan of proposed training for availing the fellowship.

5. 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.

ICMR-DHR Fellowship Registration

Just follow the below steps to apply for the ICMR-DHR International Fellowship 2020-21.

Steps :
Step 1 : To submit the application you are required to first register into the system.
Step 2 : To register, click on the Register Now link on the home page. Already registered user can directly login with your user name and password

Step 3 : Fill in the necessary details – all fields marked in red * are mandatory. The user id and password you fill in the registration form has to be used by you to login into the system.

Step 4 : Please ensure you do not lose your login id and password.

Notification :

Note :
1. Please refer to the Registration process before you Login and proceed further to submit the application.

2. For best resolution and easy access, may please use the Google Chrome for visiting the website and submitting the application.
3. The requisite documents may kindly be uploaded in pdf format only within the prescribed size limit indicated for each document.

4. The scanned/digital signatures(jpg file) may be uploaded.
5. Please refer to the detailed guidelines for International fellowships before submitting the application.

Financial Support

1. A stipend of US$ 3000 per month which includes accommodation and other expenses.
2. Return economy class excursion airfare (by Air India ) through shortest possible route.

3. 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).

4. For two weeks 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).

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.

Last Date

Last Date for Submission of Application is 15th December 2019.

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  1. What is the actual last date to apply?

  2. Dr. Barna Ganguly

    Is there any scope of getting ICMR DHR Fellowship for age above 45 years for doing Ph.D outside country?

  3. Dr.Amandeep Kaur

    I wish to apply for this prestigious international fellowship of DHR-ICMR. Please provide me the details about upcoming call for this fellowship application.

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