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Grand Challenge Research Award 2018

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open30-Oct-2017
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RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Dr. Tripti Khanna Scientist F,Division of NCD Indian Council of Medical Research Ansari Nagar, AIIMS Campus Delhi- 110029 Tel.Ph 011-26588014 Email:,,

What is Grand Challenge Research Award 2018?

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in partnership with Govt. of AP has announced Grand Challenge Research Award 2018 for researchers. The challenge has been introduced for root-causing the etiology of a high incidence of CKDu including compilations of interventions for general improvement of health conditions in the area of high incidence.


Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Institution must be registered as a  University/Society/Trust/NGO/Company/LLP (Limited liability partnership firm) as individual participant or a group of individuals are not eligible to participate
  • Participant must have at least 5 years of experience in public health research and must have completed minimum 3 health research projects, one of which should necessarily be in the area of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
  • The lead applicant must have a minimum of 5 publications in peer-reviewed indexed journals including published work in the area of CKD 
  • Participant black-listed by Central/State Government/agency/organization/consortium) are not eligible to apply.
  • The applicant/Agency/Organisation/Consortium must have a financial turn-over of INR. 3.00 Crore in each of previous three financial years. 

How can you apply ?

Procedure to apply for the challenge:
Step 1: Download the application form
Step 2: Fill in all the details
Step 3: Answer the questions properly
Step 4: Attach all the required documents
Step 5: After completing all the steps send the application form at the given address-
Dr Tripti Khanna
Scientist F, Division of NCD
Indian Council of Medical Research
Ansari Nagar, AIIMS Campus
Delhi- 110029
Tel.Ph 011-26588014

or send via email at,,

NOTE: While submitting a proposal please write on the Envelope and in the e-mail “Research Proposal – GRAND CHALLENGE-CKDu” in the subject line and send the proposal as an attachment.

Terms and Conditions

Selection of Awardee:

  • Only one awardee would be selected Under this Grand Challenge Applications of only those that qualify the eligibility criteria shall be evaluated for final selection.
  • The selection would carry the following weightage:
  1. 40% for the methodology proposed
  2. 30% for the profile and number of research associates proposed by the applicant institute/organization for the project.
  3. 30% for the cost of research project quoted by the applicant institute/organization 

Document Required:

  • Status of the Firm/Registration certificate/ Memorandum of association
  • Income Tax Return of past three financial years; service tax (where applicable) for past three financial years.
  • Balance sheet of past three financial years
  • Project Details of work executed in past five years
  • Letters from organizations on behalf of whom, a minimum of three health research projects have been executed with completion
  • Publications in peer-reviewed indexed journals.
  • Self-declaration on institutional letterhead for non-blacklisting
  • Research Protocol as available at ICMR website ( for Ad-Hoc Research Format. 

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