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Call for Proposals: Fellowships Under Human Resource Development (HRD) Scheme 2021 for Health Research: Submit by Nov 10

Proposals are invited for the Fellowships Under Human Resource Development (HRD) Scheme for the year 2021. The last date of submission is 10 November.

About

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Scheme aims to provide advanced training in India to medical and health research personnel in cutting edge research related to medicine and health for creating trained human resources for carrying out advanced research activities. For the year 2021-22, the online research proposals are invited for:

  • Long Term/Short Term Fellowship for training in Indian Institutes
  • Fellowship Programme for Young Scientists
  • Fellowship Programme for Women Scientists
  • Support to Institute for imparting training in identified areas
  • Research grant and fellowship to encourage Health Research Personnel [Non-resident Indian (NRI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)] serving abroad, to come back to India for undertaking research in identified areas.

Fellowship details

Short Term Fellowships:

  • Short Term Training (1-3 Months) in Indian Institutions to the researchers employed as regular faculty having at least three years’ experience in the college/institute as a regular employee (not above the age of 55 years)
  • Short Term Fellowships for Training abroad/foreign institute in identified areas (1-3 Months) to persons employed as regular faculty (not above the age of 55 years) at expenditure of uptoRs.7.5 lakh per Fellow.
  • Short Term Specialized Training (1-3 Months) to mid-career or senior level faculty of Medical Colleges working/involved with three other approved Schemes of DHR.]
  • Eligibility:
    • Only Indian citizens working in Indian institutes are eligible.
    • They should hold 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.
    • Faculty having at least three years experience in the college/institute as a regular employee.
    • Person’s upto 55 years of age as on last date of receipt of application will be eligible.
    • They should not have availed any fellowship of duration of one month or above duration from any of the agency of Govt. of India / State Govts for the same subject of training/research project.
  • Funding mechanism: Short Term Fellowship (1-3 months) in Indian institutes
    i. A consolidated stipend of Rs. 40,000/- per month for a period of stay in host institute, which is at different station from the parent Institute. In case, the training is at the same station, the rate of stipend payable will be Rs. 20,000/- per month.
    ii. Expenditure on travel will be as per the T.A. rules of the parent organization.
    iii. One time contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- (maximum) to meet the expenses of local taxi charges, attending meetings etc.
    iv. The amount (stipend and contingency) will be placed at the disposal of the parent institute for disbursement to the fellow as per the prescribed norms and the parent institute will submit the utilization certificate under the GFRs for the expenditure incurred.
    v. The amount released under the scheme will be kept in a separate account by the concerned institute and a separate account of expenditure will be maintained.
    vi. The institute shall submit the utilization report and audited statement of accounts carried out by the statutory body of the institute.
  • Short Term Fellowship (1-3 months) in Foreign institutes
    i. A consolidated stipends of US $ 3000/- per month (or equivalent in other foreign currency) for the period of stay in host institute abroad.
    ii. Cost of air passage in economy class by Air India from the parent institute to the
    foreign host institute by the shortest possible route.
    iii. One time contingency grant of Rs. 30,000 (maximum) to meet the expenses of local taxi charges visa fee and Health insurance, attending meetings etc and Rs. 20,000/- for attending progress review meetings at DHR.
    iv. A grant of US $ 600 for fellowship duration for attending conferences /institutes of interest may be given with the recommendations of the Guide in the foreign host institute.
    v. The stipend will be given to the ‘selected fellow’ through bank transaction In the beginning the equivalent amount in Indian Rupees for first month will be paid to the fellow as advance stipend
    vi. The expenditure incurred in the head ‘contingency’ will be reimbursed to fellow after production of the original voucher.

Long Term Fellowships:

  • Long Term Training (6 to 12 Months) Fellowships at Indian Institutions to persons employed as regular faculty having at least three years’ experience in the college/institute as a regular employee, not above the age of 45 years.
  • Long Term Fellowships for Training abroad in identified priority areas (6 to 12 Months) to persons employed as regular faculty, not above the age of 45 years.
  • Long Term training (6-12 Months) to the faculties of Medical Colleges in Indian Institutes working/involved with three other approved Schemes of DHR.
  • Eligibility:
    • Only Indian citizens working in Indian institutes are eligible.
    • Having M.D./ M.S./ M.D.S. or MBBS/BDS/ MVSc./ M.Sc./ M.Pharma/ M.Tech or equivalent with Ph.D. in topic related to health/ medical research.
    • Faculty having at least three year’s experience in the institute as regular employee.
    • Candidate should be below 45 years of age as on last date of receipt of application
    • They should not have availed any fellowship of duration of one month or above duration from any of the agency of Govt. of India / State Govts for the same subject of training/research project.
    • The fellowship is for 6-12 months. Fellowship is non-transferable.
  • Funding mechanism: Long Term Fellowship (6-12 months) in Indian institutes
    i. A consolidated stipend of Rs. 40,000/- per month for a period of stay in host institute, which is at different station from the parent Institute. In case, the training is at the same station, the rate of stipend payable will be Rs.20, 000/- per month.
    ii. Expenditure on travel will be as per the T.A. rules of the parent organization.
    iii. One time contingency grant of Rs. 30,000 (maximum) to meet the expenses of local taxi charges, attending meetings etc, and Rs. 20,000/- for attending progress review meetings at DHR.
    iv. The amount (stipend and contingency) will be placed at the disposal of the parent institute for disbursement to the fellow as per the prescribed norms and the parent institute will submit the utilization certificate for the expenditure incurred.
    v. The amount released under the scheme will be kept in separate account by the concerned institute and a separate account of expenditure will be maintained.
    vi. The institute shall submit the utilization certificate under GFR and audited statement of accounts carried out by the statutory body of the institute.
  • Long Term Fellowship (6-12 months) in Foreign institutes
    i. A consolidated stipends of US $ 3000/- per month (or equivalent in other foreign currency) for the period of stay in host institute abroad. May be revised as per the criteria of DBT/DST.
    ii. Cost of air passage in economy class by Air India from the parent institute to the foreign host institute by the shortest possible route.
    vii. One time contingency grant of Rs. 50,000 (maximum) to meet the expenses of local taxi charges visa fee and Health insurance, attending meetings etc and Rs. 20,000/- for attending progress review meetings at DHR.
    iii. A grant of US $ 600 for a period upto 6 months and US $ 1200 for period 6-12 months for attending conferences/ institutes of interest may be given with the recommendations of the Guide in the foreign host institute.
    iv. The stipend will be given to the ‘selected fellow’ through bank transaction. In the beginning the equivalent amount in Indian Rs. for the first month will be paid to the fellow as advance stipend.
    v. The expenditure incurred in the head ‘contingency’ will be reimbursed to fellow after production of the original voucher.

For more details regarding other fellowships, click here.

Application

The full length research proposals may be submitted online via this page only and no proposal in physical/hard copy is to be submitted w.r.t. the advertisements published in leading newspapers on 24.09.2021 and uploaded on the websites of DHR & ICMR.

Deadline for submission of full length proposal: 10.11.2021 (5:00 PM).

Beneficiaries

  • Regular employees of Govt. Medical colleges/ Institutions
  • Private Institution/ NGO (Registered with the DSIR, Govt. of India) as a research institution.
  • Individual: scientists in regular employment in the Universities, medical colleges, postgraduate institutions, recognized research and development laboratories and NGOs.
  • Scientific/Professional Bodies & Associations.
  • Young unemployed scientists;
  • Women scientists who have had break in their career and want to return to the mainstream of research;
  • Indian Nationals working abroad;

Contact

Telephone No. : 011-26589571
Email: epms.dhr[at]icmr.gov.in.

Click here to view the official notification of Fellowships Under Human Resource Development (HRD) Scheme 2021 for Health Research.


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