The ICMR initiated the Short Term Studentship (STS) Program in 1979 in order to promote interest and aptitude for research among medical undergraduates. The main objective of this program is to provide an opportunity to undergraduate medical students to familiarize themselves with research methodology and techniques by being associated for a short duration with their seniors on ongoing research program or by undertaking independent projects. This serves as an incentive for them to take up research as a career in the future.
- This program is only for MBBS/BDS students studying in Medical/Dental colleges recognized by MCI/DCI, before they appear in their final exams and therefore, interns/ PG students are not eligible to apply.
- Indian National students who are studying in recognised medical/dental colleges of India can apply. Students who are holding OCI cards/ PIO cards/ NRI’s studying in Indian medical/dental college can also apply and copy of the OCI/ PIO/ NRI card must be submitted.
The value of the studentship is Rs. 10,000 per month for two months’ duration (Rs. 20,000 only) and is meant to be a stipend for the student. This is paid only after completion of research and approval of final report.
STS is a paperless online program of the Council. Submission of STS 2020 application/proposal is a two step process:
- Registration of student details starting from 10th December 2019 till 9th January 2020 (by 3:00pm) (Fill in Part A of online form).
- Submission of application/proposal along with other details between 10th January 2020 to 27th January 2020 (by 3:00pm) (Fill in Part B, C & D of online form) by 03.00 pm.
Click here for registration. A sample copy of Registration form is provided here.
For any queries, contact
Mrs. Harjeet Kaur Bajaj, A.O.
Division of HRD
Indian Council of Medical Research
V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan Ansari Nagar,
New Delhi – 110029