Nurturing Clinical Scientists (NCS) Scheme 2020

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Last updated on: 01-Jun-2020
EligibilityMBBS/BDS candidates
AwardINR 1 lakh per month

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About the Program

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) invites applications for Nurturing Clinical Scientists (NCS) Scheme 2020 from MBBS/BDS candidates within two years of completing their degree. The selected candidates will enrol themselves for pursuing PhD 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. 

  • Nurturing Clinical Scientists (NCS) Scheme 2020 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible, an applicant must: 

    • Be an MBBS/BDS candidate within two years of completing his/her degree from MCI/DCI recognized medical/dental colleges
    • Pass 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, in every six months instalments.  

    • 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
    How can you apply?

    Follow the below steps to apply: 

    Step 1: Visit the link here and read the fellowship instructions.
    Step 2: Download the application form.
    Step 3: Fill in all required details.
    Step 4: Attach all supporting documents. 
    Step 5: Send the completed application via email to

Important Dates

Application deadline: 30th June 2020

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. 

Terms and Conditions
  • Eligible candidates must route their applications as per instructions given below before the given deadline.
  • Application received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • If MPH/PhD 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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