ICMR Postdoc Research Fellow Scheme

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50+ ICMR CENTENARY – Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Scheme) 2020 for Fresh PhDs/MD/MS candidates. 50 fellowships at ICMR CENTENARY – Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Scheme) 2020. Eligible candidates check out 50+ ICMR CENTENARY – Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Scheme) 2020 details given below:

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ICMR CENTENARY -Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Scheme)

ICMR, with its 26 state-of-the-art Institutes/Centers, is amongst the foremost research organizations in the field of Bio-Medical Sciences.  Over the years, the Council has helped India user in a scientific milieu, creating and nurturing talent in many disciplines such as communicable and non-communicable diseases, basic medical sciences, reproductive health including nutrition, human resource developments etc.

ICMR Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme is being instituted to foster high-quality research opportunities to promising fresh PhD/ MD/MS holders in the cutting edge areas of basic science, communicable and non-communicable diseases, and reproductive health including nutrition at ICMR Institutes /Centers.  Special focus will be on fundamental research in areas of science and other priority areas identified by ICMR from time to time.  ICMR intends to offer fifty (50) such fellowships every year for working in ICMR Institutes/Centers with state-of-art R&D facilities. These fellowships will be allocated by Director General, ICMR, depending upon the needs of the Institute /Centre.


Fresh PhDs/MD/MS within three years of completing their PhD/MD/MS and also those who have received their provisional PhD/MD/MS. Degree.

PDF Guide should be having the minimum designation of Scientist-C grade.

Postgraduate medical students are also permitted to carry out ICMR’s PDF in MCI recognized postgraduate medical colleges wherein a minimum of three batches has obtained their postgraduate degree.

ICMR Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is open to Indian nationals only.


Two years and extendable for maximum one more year based on outstanding performance and recommendations by the Director / Officer-in-Charge of the concerned ICMR Institutes/ Centers. In the event of his/her leaving before completing one year, he/she may be required to refund the stipend drawn by him/her from the date of joining to the date of leaving the fellowship.

Maximum Age Limit:

32 years, relaxable up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/OBC/PH and women candidates, as on the last date of application ( 30 June and 31 December). For deserving candidates, age can be relaxed maximum up to a maximum of 3 years based on earlier work done, publications, awards etc. along with the request by sponsoring Director /Director-in-charge. Director-General may consider and relax on the recommendation of the screening committee.


ICMR Post Doctoral Fellows will be paid a consolidated fellowship of Rs.50,000/- per month plus House Rent Allowance (HRA), Non-Practicing allowance (NPA) as admissible and a contingency grant of Rs.3.0 lakhs per annum.  25% of the contingency grant can be used for travel including per diem expenses.

Mode of Selection:

Selection of the “ICMR Centenary Postdoctoral Research Fellows” will be made through interview of shortlisted candidates by specially constituted Committees by Director General based on their publications, citation and its impact factor. The place of interviews will be decided by the Director General, ICMR. Eligible candidates must route their applications through the sponsoring ICMR Institutes/ Centers.  Applicants coming abroad may also be considered in absentia, if eligible and found suitable by the committee.

Accommodation and other benefits:

Accommodation may be provided by ICMR Institutes/ Centers if available. However, in such cases, HRA will not be paid.  ICMR Postdoctoral Fellows will be entitled to medical benefits and leave as per the ICMR rules for JRF/Research Associates.

Other relevant information:

Fellowship amount will be paid to ICMR institutes/Centre every six months including contingency grant.

All other rules and regulations as applicable to ICMR JRF/ Research Associate (can be seen at www.icmr.org.in) will be applicable to PDF’s.  In all matters, the decision of ICMR shall be final.

List of ICMR Institutes/ Centers and their Niche Areas/R&D activities are available on the ICMR web site.  For more information about the institute/centre, please visit the websites of the individual Institutes/ Centers.

All correspondence pertaining to “ICMR CENTENARY -Postdoctoral Research Fellowship” should be addressed to :

Dr N.C. Jain, Scientist-G & Head,
Division of Human Resource Planning and Development,
Indian Council of Medical Research,
Ansari Nagar, Post Box No.4911,
New Delhi-110029

Email: [email protected]

How to Apply:

Please read the instructions, given at ICMR website carefully before filling the Application Form (Annexure-I ). The Application Proforma is also provided there (Annexure II). List of ICMR Institutes/Centers is available at ICMR web Page at icmr.org.in. Applications complete in all respect must reach on or before the closing date (twice in a year). Candidates are advised to contact the Director/ Officer-in-Charge of ICMR Institutes/Centers where they are interested to pursue their PDF. Applicants can visit the site at icmr.org.in to know the activities of the Institutes/centres and to know their mandates. Application received without the recommendation of the Director /Officer-in-charge of the sponsoring ICMR institutes/centres will not be entertained.

Where to Apply:

Applications duly filled in the prescribed format and complete in all respect should be sent to :

Director General
Attention: Dr N.C. Jain,
Scientist -G & Head,
Division of Human Resource Planning and Development,
Indian Council of Medical Research
Ansari Nager
New Delhi-110029

“Application for ICMR CENTENARY -Postdoctoral Research Fellowship” should clearly be written on top of the envelope containing application form.

Date’s for receiving an application: Selection will be made twice in a year and this will be 31st December and 30th June every year.

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