ICMR-DHR International Fellowship Programs with Stipend 2023-24 for Indian Biomedical Scientists

The Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India invites applications for the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-Department of Health Research (DHR) International Fellowship Programs. The Fellowships are for emerging areas in the field of clinical/medicine/health science. There are two Fellowship programs, one is of short-term duration for senior biomedical scientists, and the other is long-term for young biomedical scientists. For both, only Indian citizens who are working in India can apply.


Note that for both the Fellowship programs, you should not have received any similar Fellowship of a duration of one month or more from any Central Govt. agency or State Govt. agency in the last three years. Other criteria are mentioned below.

Short-Term Fellowships for Senior Scientists

There are 25 Fellowships offered each year, and it is for a duration of 15 days up to three months. The stipend is US$ 3000 per month. Refer to the official notification for details of the contingency grant. 

Eligibility requirements

1. Age criterion: You should be below 57 years old as of the last date of receipt of applications.

2. Academic Qualifications:

(i) M.D./M.S./M.D.S.

(ii) M.B.B.S./BDS/M.VSc./M.Sc./M.Pharma/M.Tech. or equivalent with a Ph.D. in health/biomedical research

3. Experience: If you are applying for the 15-day Fellowship, you should have a minimum of 15 years of experience. If you are applying for a longer duration Fellowship of one to three months, then you should have a minimum experience of 10 years.

Long-Term Fellowships for Young Scientists

40 Fellowships are offered each year, for the duration of six to 12 months. A stipend of US$ 3000 per month is offered. Refer to the official notification for details of the contingency grant. 

1. Age criterion: You should be below 45 years as of the last date of receipt of applications.

2. Academic Qualifications:

(i) M.D./M.S./M.D.S.

(ii) M.B.B.S./BDS/M.VSc./M.Sc./M.Pharma/M.Tech. or equivalent with a Ph.D. in health/biomedical research

3. Experience: Post-qualification, you should have a minimum of 3 years of teaching or research experience in a recognized institute.

Application procedure

You have to register and apply online at the ICMR official website https://main.icmr.nic.in/

The closing date to submit applications is 31st August 2023.

Before you apply, check the eligibility criteria, documents required, and guidelines that govern the Fellowships at the official website.

Contact information

Scientists applying for the Fellowships can contact the following personnel for further queries-

Mrs. Padmawati Chawla, Administrative Officer at ICMR's International Health Division, 
V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi – 110029. Ph.: 011-26589492 (direct line) or 011-26588980/8895, extn. 238 [contact only between 9 a.m. and 5.30 p.m., Monday to Friday.] Email- intfellihdicmr@gmail.com

In case of technical issues in online applications, you can contact Miss. Pratima Verma or Mr. Imran Ahmad at ICMR's International Health Division on Ph. 011-26588980/8895, extn. 361. Email- intfellihdicmr@gmail.com

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