ICMR-DHR International Fellowships for Senior Indian Biomedical Scientists 2022

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EligibilityM.D./M.S./Ph.D. degree holder
AwardMonthly stipend of USD 3,000 and other benefits

About the Program


ICMR-DHR International Fellowships for Senior Indian Biomedical Scientists 2022 is an initiative by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in partnership with the Department of Health Research (DHR) for M.D./M.S./Ph.D. degree holder with at least 15 years of experience. This fellowship aims to select talented candidates for advanced exposure in their respective fields of work while working with international scientists. The selected senior fellows will receive a stipend of USD 3,000 for up to one month and other benefits.

  • ICMR-DHR International Fellowships for Senior Indian Biomedical Scientists 2022

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • Be a citizen of India and working in the country
    • Be below 57 years as on the last date of receipt of application
    • Hold an M.D./M.S./Ph.D. degree (M.D./M.S./M.D.S. or MBBS/BDS/M.V.Sc../ M.Sc./M.Pharma/M.Tech or equivalent with Ph.D. in health/biomedical research)
    • Have at least fifteen years of experience (for availing the fellowship for 15 days)
    • Have at least ten years of experience (for availing the fellowship for 1-3 months) in teaching/research in a recognized Institute after obtaining the requisite qualification

    A total of 25 fellows will be awarded the following benefits -

    • A stipend of USD 3,000 per month (including accommodation and other expenses) for up to a 1-month duration
    • Return economy class excursion airfare
    • A contingency grant of maximum INR 50,000 (which includes the cost of visa, taxi charges from the place of duty to airport and back, overseas mediclaim insurance expenses reimbursable on submission of original receipts/bills on return).
    • Letter of acceptance from the host Institute where the applicant proposes to work during the fellowship
    • Recognition letter from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for candidates belonging to Private Colleges/Universities
    • A plan of proposed training for availing the fellowship in the specified format
    How can you apply?

    The eligible candidate can apply for the fellowship by using the below-mentioned steps - 
    Step 1:
    Click on the "Apply Now" button. 
    Step 2: Fill in the required details to 'Register'.(Note - If the applicants are already registered, log in using valid credentials.)
    Step 3: Once registered successfully, fill in the required details and upload the necessary documents
    Step 4: Submit the application form.

Important Dates

Application Deadline -15th May 2022

Selection Criteria

The final selection will be based on the merit of the candidates and training needs in the field of medical research by a Committee of eminent scientists.

Terms and Conditions
  • The individual scientist availing this Fellowship would be addressed as an ICMR-DHR International Fellow (ICMR-DHR IF).  
  • The candidate should correspond with the International Institute/Laboratory to be visited for their placement. A letter of acceptance from the Institute to be visited overseas is required to be produced along with the application form. Once selected, the Fellow will not be allowed to change the mentor/foreign lab other than the one mentioned in the application.
  • All necessary formalities with regard to visa application and overseas mediclaim insurance cover should be taken care of by the Fellow.
  • The Fellow will be entitled to air travel by Air India (both ways) in economy class (excursion fare) by the shortest route from the place of duty.
  • Parent institute may continue to pay salary and other benefits such as leave, medical gratuity, GPF, and pension as applicable to the fellow candidate while he/ she is away for the fellowship as per the parent Institut’s rules/norms. No liability on any of these accounts will be borne by ICMR/DHR.
  • The Fellows will be required to execute a will/legal/service bond of INR 5 lakhs to the parent Institute that the fellows belong to and will serve the parent Indian Institute for a period of at least 3 years after the return from the International fellowship.


Note - For detailed information, kindly go through 'Fellowship Guidelines'.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by April, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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