ICMR Centenary-Post Doctoral Research Fellowship Scheme 2023

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EligibilityPh.D./M.D./M.S. degree holders
AwardINR 65,000 and other benefits

About the Program


Last Updated On : 28-02-2023   Posted By : Debadrita Karmakar

ICMR Centenary-Post Doctoral Research Fellowship Scheme 2023 is an initiative of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for Ph.D./M.D./M.S. degree holders. The fellowship aims to foster research opportunities for talented and young Ph.D./M.D./M.S. degree holders in the areas of basic science, communicable and non-communicable diseases, and reproductive health including nutrition at ICMR Institutes/centers. The selected fellows will receive a monthly stipend of INR 65,000 and other benefits for the duration of their fellowship.

Source: Indian Council of Medical Research

  • ICMR Centenary-Post Doctoral Research Fellowship Scheme 2023

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • be up to 32 years of age as on the date of application (Note - Relaxation of up to 5 years in age is given to SC/ST/OBC/PH and women candidates)
    • be a Ph.D./MS/MD degree holder or who has been awarded the degree in recent 3 years OR
    • hold a provisional Ph.D./M.S./M.D. degree


    Note - 

    • The PDF guide should have a minimum designation of a Scientist-C grade. 
    • Postgraduate medical students can also apply for the fellowship in MCI-recognized postgraduate medical colleges wherein a minimum of three batches have obtained their postgraduate degrees.

    A total of 50 fellowships are given every year, which will include -

    • A consolidated fellowship grant of INR 65,000 per month 
    • House rent allowance (Note - if the fellows are receiving accommodation from the ICMR centres/institutes, the HRA will not be paid to them)
    • Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) as admissible
    • A contingency grant of INR 3,00,000 per annum (Note - 25% of the contingency grant can be used for travel including per diem expenses)

    The following documents should be attached along with the application: 

    • Photograph of the applicant
    • Affidavit of carrying different names/surnames in the certificates (if applicable)
    • Attested copy of school leaving/high school/secondary school certificate (for the date of birth)
    • Attested copies of grade cards/mark sheets and degrees for B.Sc/M.Sc/M.Phil/Ph.D., BE/ME/Ph.D., B.Pharm./M.Pharm./Ph.D., M.B.B.S./M.D./M.S.
    • List of publications
    • Reprints of publications
    • A one-page summary of the Ph.D. thesis (six copies)
    • Attested copies of letters of acceptance of papers accepted for publication and reprints
    • Seven copies of the detailed research proposal 
    • Testimonials from 2 referees
    • Attested copy of Caste Certificate (if applicable)
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the position using the steps listed below -
    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below and read all details.
    Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button on the right-hand side of the dashboard and fill in the required details to 'Register'. (Note - If already registered, log in using the registered email Id.)
    Step 3: Under 'Other Relevant Information', click on 'Click for the Format' to download the application form.
    Step 4: Fill in all required details and attach all supporting documents. 
    Step 5: Send the completed application in all respect to the below-mentioned address with 'Application for ICMR CENTENARY - Post Doctoral Fellowship' written on top of the envelope - 

    Dr N.C. Jain
    Scientist-G & Head,
    Division of Human Resource Planning and Development,
    Indian Council of Medical Research Headquarters,
    Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110029 

Important Dates

The selection will be made twice a year on the following dates -

  • 30th June 2023
  • 31st December 2023
Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected through the following process - 

  • The fellows will be shortlisted by the Special Committees, gathered by the Director-General on the basis of their publications, citations, and impact factor
  • The shortlisted candidates will have to go through a personal interview with the Committees constituted by the Director-General of ICMR
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Terms and Conditions
  • Incomplete applications are liable to be rejected.
  • All the requisite documents should accompany the completed application.
  • The tenure of the fellowship is 2 years, which can be extended further for a maximum of one year, based on the outstanding performance and recommendations by the Officer-in-charge/Director of the concerned ICMR centers/institutes. 
  • The deserving candidates can also get an age relaxation of up to 3 years based on their previous work, awards, publications, etc. 
  • The amount of the fellowship will be paid to the respective ICMR centers/ institutes every 6 months including the contingency grant. 

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