Nurturing Clinical Scientists (NCS) Scheme 2021

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EligibilityMBBS/BDS candidates
AwardINR 1 lakh per month


About the Program

Nurturing Clinical Scientists (NCS) Scheme 2021 is instituted to foster high-quality research opportunities for fresh MBBS/BDS candidates within two years of completing their degree. The selected candidates will enroll themselves for pursuing a Ph.D. degree in any UGC-recognized University/MCI/DCI-recognized medical colleges/institutes. No accommodation facilities will be provided by ICMR. The program offers the selected fellows an opportunity to receive a consolidated salary of INR 1 Lakh per month. 

Scholarship Details
  • Nurturing Clinical Scientists (NCS) Scheme 2021 Deadline30-Jun-2021

    To be eligible, an applicant must: 

    • Be an MBBS/BDS candidate, who still has two years to complete his/her degree from MCI/DCI recognized medical/dental colleges
    • Have passed all MBBS/BDS exams in the first attempt with 60% or more aggregate marks
    • Not be more than 32 years of age as on the date of application

    The program offers the selected fellows an opportunity to receive a consolidated salary of INR 1 Lakh per month and a research contingency of INR 3 lakh (for 3 years). The fellowship amount will be paid to the concerned institute/ organization/university/medical college, every six months in installments.  

    • Concept Note of the Research Proposal (1,000 words only)- to be attested by Guide (sign & seal)
    • Personal Statement (300 words only)- Self-attested
    • Updated CV - Self-attested
    • Academic & Professional certificates/degrees
    • Caste and Disability Certificate (if applicable)
    How can you apply?

    Follow the below steps to apply: 

    Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button below and read all details. 
    Step 2: Download the application form.
    Step 3: Fill in all required details.
    Step 4: Attach all supporting documents. 
    Step 5: Completed applications (only in prescribed format-Annexure-3) to be duly filled and submitted along with the required enclosures and credentials (IMPORTANT: in a single PDF file with supporting documents via email to

Important Dates

Application Deadline: 30th June 2021

Selection Criteria

The selection of the “ICMR-NCS” will be made by specially constituted Selection Committee by Director General, ICMR, based on their concept note, detailed
research proposal, academic and professional records. 

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Terms and Conditions
  • Eligible candidates must route their applications as per the instructions given below before the given deadline.
  • Application received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • If MPH/Ph.D. registration is not obtained then the candidate should write ‘Applied for’ in the application form.
  • Interns/MD/MS/MDS are not eligible for this scheme. 
  • The total number of seats is limited to 50 out of which 40 seats are available for MBBS students and 10 seats are available for BDS students. 


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