The Indian Council of Medical Research announces the ICMR International Fellowships.
ICMR, the premier national agency for the formulation, promotion and conduct of biomedical research in India, invites applications from Indian biomedical scientists for the above fellowship awards for the year 2004-05.
The applicant should possess an MD / PhD degree with at least three years teaching / research experience for young biomedical scientists and at least 15 years teaching / research experience for senior biomedical scientists.
The applicant should be employed in a regular position in a recognised biomedical / research / health institution in India.
The age limit is below 45 years for young scientists and 55 years for senior scientists.
The applicant should submit a letter of acceptance from the foreign institute where he / she proposes to work along with a concrete plan of training / research work to be undertaken during the fellowship.
Three to six months for young scientists and 10-15 days for senior scientists.
US $ 1800 per month, a contingency grant of Rs 10,000 and return economy class excursion airfare for young scientists. The senior scientists will be paid return economy class excursion airfare and US $ 150 per day including accommodation subject to a maximum of US $ 1,800.
Format of application
The application format should include the candidate's name, designation and address; date of birth and age; academic qualifications (bachelor's degree onwards); subject area and major achievements in the area of specialisation including the publications in last five years; name / address of foreign institute / laboratory where training is proposed along with a copy of the consent letter of foreign institute; proposed duration of fellowship; brief summary of proposed work (limited to a maximum of 500 words) including the objectives, need to conduct the work in the foreign institute, justification and relevance to ongoing / future research programmes of the parent institute. This should be followed by the signature of the applicant and the date and place.
A recommendation by the head of the parent organisation / institute is essential.
Incomplete applications will not be entertained. ICMR's decision will be final.
Applications should be submitted to
Chief, International Health Division
Indian Council of Medical Research
V Ramalingaswami Bhawan
Post Box No 4911
New Delhi -- 110 029
The last date for the receipt of the application is July 31.
For details, log on to www.icmr.nic.in