Govt HRD Non-Medical Fellowships 2025-26

Govt HRD Non-Medical Fellowships 2025-26 – Applications Invited

Govt HRD Non-Medical Fellowships 2025-26. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:

CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS FOR THE YEAR 2024-2025

FOR FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS UNDER “HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (HRD) SCHEME” OF DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RESEARCH (MoHFW) IN THE EMERGING FIELDS OF MEDICAL/CLINICAL/HEALTH SCIENCES

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Scheme aims to provide opportunities for advanced training in biomedical and health research for creating a pool of trained & experienced human resources in India. Online research proposals are invited for the year 2024-25 from eligible applicants from UGC recognized universities, research institutions/medical/dental colleges/Institutes of National Importance for the following programs:

1. INTRODUCTION

Much of the biomedical research being carried out in the country today is confined to a few medical colleges/institutes of the country. A major constraint in most of the medical colleges of the country is the lack of adequate and properly trained human resource in the field of Health Research.

The Human Resource Development Scheme of the Department of Health Research was therefore created with an aim to establish a pool of talented health research personnel in the country by upgrading skills of faculties of

Medical Colleges/Institutes, mid-career scientists, medical & non-medical students, etc. by specialized training in priority areas of health research in leading national and international institutions, encourage and support the trainees to develop and take up research projects for addressing critical national and local health problems and financial assistance to Institutions for up-gradation of infrastructure to enable such Institutions to provide training with state-of-the-art technologies.

2. OBJECTIVES:

i. To increase the number of skilled and trained personnel for health research from Medical Colleges/Research Institutes across the country through fellowships, research grants and career advancement scheme etc. for faculty and young medical doctors, research scholars to take up medical and health research as a career.
ii. To focus on the creation of a cadre of trained medical/health researchers in specific identified priority areas of health research viz., Clinical Trials; Toxicology; Good Clinical Practices (GCP); Good Laboratory Practices (GLP); Quality Control (QC) & QA; Genomics; Proteomics; Clinical Psychology, Geriatrics; Modern Biology; Biotechnology; Stem cells; Genetics; Drugs chemistry; and operational research etc.
iii. To create support, nurture and encourage the trainees from Medical Colleges, etc. to forge linkages with other Scientists from universities, research Institutes etc. to develop multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral teams necessary for addressing critical national and local health problems.
iv. To establish suitable online teaching and learning facilities to facilitate training in health research in various subjects in a more effective manner and for promoting biomedical/health research.

4. AREAS OF RESEARCH

Biotechnology, Clinical Psychology, Disease Modeling, Drugs Chemistry Toxicology, Genetics, Genomics, Geriatrics, Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Environmental Health, Health Economics, Health Informatics, Medical Ethics, Mental Health, Modern Biology, Operational Research, Proteomics, Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA), Stem cell research any other area recommended by the committee as per National Health Policy/National Health Goals.

5. COMPONENTS OF THE SCHEME

I. Short-Term Studentship (STS)
II. MD/MS/DM/MCh/DNB/DrNB/MDS Thesis Support
III. MBBS/MD/MS-Ph.D. Program
IV. Non-medical fellowships for Ph.D.-NET (BRET)
V. Short-term Fellowship Abroad
VI. Long-term Fellowship Abroad
VII. Short-term Fellowship at Indian Institutes
VIII. Long-term Fellowship at Indian Institutes
IX. Women Scientist fellowship
X. Biomedical research grant for NRI/OCI/PIO
XI. Fellowship for best achievement in biomedical research
XII. International Travel Grant for non-DHR/ICMR scientists & researchers
XIII. Workshops funding grant in biomedical research
XIV. Support to Institutions and Scientific Professionals/Bodies/Associations
XV. Start-up Grant

NON-MEDICAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR Ph.D. (Biomedical Research Eligibility Test – BRET)

The program is designed to motivate & support young science post-graduate applicants to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) under various disciplines in the field of biomedical sciences.

Eligibility:

  1. Postgraduate applicants with basic or professional degrees in the field of biomedical sciences from UGC-recognized universities/research institutions in India.
  2. The Ph.D. topic should be related to any subject area related to biomedical sciences as per the DHR-ICMR mandate.
  3. Upper age limit: 30 years maximum, relaxation as per GoI rules.

Category:

A. To pursue a doctoral degree from UGC-recognized universities/research institutions/institute of national importance in India.
B. To pursue the doctoral degree from 27 ICMR institutes/centers, where in, they will be registered for Ph.D. under the newly established AcSIR-ICMR Faculty of Medical Research.

Selection process:

  1. The applicants will appear for entrance test conducted by the DHR/ICMR in collaboration with National Testing Agency (NTA)/any other national agency, through a nationwide Biomedical Research Eligibility Test (BRET).
  2. A combined merit list of students qualifying the BRET i.e., 50% marks for General-UR, OBC, PwBD and EWS categories & 45% marks for SC/ST categories, will be made on the basis of their score in the above test for the year 2024-25, the candidates who have qualified ICMR JRF exam in the previous years will be allowed.
  3. The number of fellowships for first 60% of the eligible candidates (currently 300 fellows) may be increased according to need and they may enroll for the Ph.D. program in subjects of biomedical/health research from any University recognized by the UGC or Institute of National Importance.
  4. For the remaining 40% of the eligible candidates (currently 200 students) the number may be increased according to need and it will be mandatory for these to enroll in any of the 27 ICMR institutes/centers only and will be registered from the ICMR-Faculty of Medical Research under AcSIR.
  5. Candidates will be selected from the waiting list, if any of the above selected fellow or fellows do not join the fellowship.
  6. The top 10% in the merit list shall be rewarded for their outstanding performance as an ‘Exemplary Performance Reward’.
  7. The recipients (as per point no. 6 above) shall be entitled to get a research contingency of Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum only for JRF tenure and will also be eligible to apply for one-time DHR international travel grant support subject to availability of funds.
  8. SC/ST/OBC/PwBD (Persons with Benchmark Disabilities) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) applicants will be given reservations as per Govt. policy & guidelines.

Tenure

  • The tenure for the JRF will be two/three years and the duration of a SRF will be for a maximum of three years.
  • JRF is generally for two years. Only after successful assessment of the annual progress report and upon recommendation of their host institutional Research Doctoral Committee (RDC) JRF will be upgraded as SRF after 22 months of commencement of work SRF is generally for three years or submission of a Ph.D. whichever is earlier.
  • However, the total duration is five years. No-cost extension will be given by the Division Head DHR only in exceptional cases but not beyond six years.

Financial support

Stipend:

The following monthly remuneration will be paid to the selected fellows:
Junior Research Fellow (JRF):

1st year Rs. 37,000/- +HRA
2nd year Rs. 37,000/- +HRA
Senior Research Fellow (SRF): If the up-gradation report is submitted and approved on/after the completion of two years.
3rd year Rs. 42,000/- +HRA
4th year Rs. 42,000/- +HRA
5th year Rs. 42,000/- +HRA

Contingency:

A contingency of Rs. 20,000/- per annum will be paid per fellow for the duration of five years or completion of Ph.D. whichever is earlier.

V. SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIP ABROAD (1-3 months)
To avail specialized training to excel in the niche area of interest for the period of 1-3 months in the field of biomedical research and technology and strengthen the capacity of regular Indian faculty/researcher.

Eligibility:

  1. Only Indian citizens working in the biomedical field at Indian institutes as a regular faculty are eligible.
  2. Faculty / Researcher having at least three years of experience in the college/institute as a regular employee.
  3. They should hold M.D./M.S./M.D.S. or MBBS/BDS/MVSc. / M.Sc./M.Pharma/M.Tech or equivalent with Ph.D. in health / biomedical research.
  4. Candidates up to the age of 45 years can avail this fellowship.
  5. The candidate should not have availed any fellowship of the duration of one month or above duration from any of the agencies of Govt. of India / State government for or a similar training fellowship.
  6. Fellowship is non-transferable.

Financial Support:

  1. A consolidated stipend of US $3000/- per month (or equivalent in other foreign currency) for the period of stay in the host institute abroad.
  2. Cost of air passage in economy class as per Govt. of India norms from the parent institute to the foreign host institute by the shortest possible route.
  3. One-time contingency grant of up to Rs. 30,000 (maximum) to meet the expenses of local taxi charges visa fee Health insurance, attending meetings, etc., and up to Rs. 20,000/- for attending progress review meetings at DHR. The expenditure incurred in the head ‘contingency’ will be reimbursed by the parent institute to the fellow after the production of the original voucher.
  4. A grant of US $ 600 for fellowship duration for attending conferences /institutes of interest may be given with the recommendations of the Guide in the foreign host institute.
  5. The stipend will be given to the parent institute/fellow.
  6. The amount released under the scheme will be kept in a separate account by the concerned institute and a separate expenditure account will be maintained.
  7. The institute shall submit the utilization certificate under GFR, and audited statement of accounts carried out by the statutory body of the institute.

Govt HRD Non-Medical Fellowships 2025-26

VI. LONG-TERM FELLOWSHIP ABROAD (6-12 months)

  • Long-Term Training (6 to 12 Months) Fellowships at Indian Institutions to persons employed as regular faculty having at least three years of experience in the college/institute as a regular employee, not above the age of 45 years.
  • Long Term Fellowships for Training abroad in identified priority areas (6 to 12 Months) to persons employed as regular faculty, not above the age of 45 years.
  • Long Term training (6-12 Months) to the faculties of Medical Colleges in Indian Institutes working/involved with three other approved Schemes of DHR

Eligibility:

  1. Only Indian citizens working in Indian institutes are eligible.
  2. Having M.D./ M.S./ M.D.S. or MBBS/BDS/ MVSc. / M.Sc./ M.Pharma/ M.Tech or equivalent with Ph.D. in the topic related to health/ medical research.
  3. Faculty having at least three years of experience in the institute as regular employees.
  4. Candidate should be below 45 years of age as of the last date of receipt of the application.
  5. They should not have availed any fellowship of the duration of one month or above duration from any of the agencies of Govt. of India / State government for the same subject of training/research project.
  6. The fellowship is for 6-12 months. Fellowship is non-transferable.

Financial Support:

  1. A consolidated stipend of US $ 3000/- per month (or equivalent in other foreign currency) for the period of stay in the host institute abroad.
  2. Cost of air passage in economy class from the parent institute to the foreign host institute by the shortest possible route.
  3. One-time contingency grant of up to Rs. 50,000 (maximum) to meet the expenses of local taxi charges visa fee and Health insurance, attending meetings, etc., and up to Rs. 20,000/- for attending progress review meetings at DHR. The expenditure incurred in the head ‘contingency’ will be reimbursed to a fellow after the production of the original voucher.
  4. A grant of US $ 600 for a period of up to 6 months and US $ 1200 for 6-12 months for attending conferences/ institutes of interest may be given with the recommendations of the Guide in the foreign host institute.
  5. The stipend will be given to the parent institute/fellow.
  6. The amount released under the scheme will be kept in a separate account by the concerned institute and a separate expenditure account will be maintained.
  7. The institute shall submit the utilization certificate under GFR, and audited statement of accounts carried out by the statutory body of the institute.

VII. SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIP AT INDIAN INSTITUTES (1-3 months)

  • To avail specialized training to excel in the niche area of interest for the period of 1-3 months in the field of biomedical research and technology and strengthen the capacity of regular Indian faculty/researcher.
  • Short Term Training (1-3 Months) in Indian Institutions for the researchers employed as regular faculty having at least three years of experience in the college/institute as a regular employee (not above the age of 45 years)
  • Short Term Fellowships for Training in Indian institutes in identified areas (1-3 Months) to persons employed as regular faculty (not above the age of 45 years).

Eligibility:

  1. Only Indian citizens working in the biomedical field at Indian institutes as a regular faculty are eligible.
  2. Faculty / Researcher having at least three years of experience in the college/institute as a regular employee.
  3. They should hold M.D./ M.S./ M.D.S. or MBBS/BDS/M. VSc./ M.Sc./M.Pharma/M.Tech or equivalent with Ph.D. in health / biomedical research.
  4. Candidates up to the age of 45 years can avail this training fellowship.
  5. The candidate should not have availed any fellowship of the duration of one month or above, from any of the Central or State Government agencies of India for the similar training fellowship.
  6. Fellowship is non-transferable.

Financial Support:

  1. A consolidated amount of training stipend up to Rs. 40,000 per month will be provided for a period of stay in the host institute, which is at a different station from the parent Institute.
  2. One-time contingency grant of Rs. 30,000 (maximum) to meet the expenses for local conveyance, attending meetings, etc. and additional amount of Rs. 20,000/- for attending progress review meetings at DHR will be paid only to the outstation candidate.
  3. The amount (training stipend and contingency) will be placed at the disposal of the parent institute for disbursement to the fellow as per the prescribed norms and the parent institute will submit the utilization certificate under the GFRs for the actual expenditure incurred.
  4. The amount released under the scheme will be kept in a separate account by the concerned institute and a separate expenditure account will be maintained.
  5. The institute shall submit the utilization certificate under GFR, and audited statement of accounts carried out by the statutory body of the institute.
  6. The stipend will be given to the parent institute/fellow.

Govt HRD Non-Medical Fellowships 2025-26

6. DETAILED TERMS & CONDITIONS OF FUNDING

Applications may be submitted online through the web-portal of DHR: https://schemes.dhr.gov.in/ Details of the eligibility, terms & conditions and guidelines of the programme are available on DHR website bit.ly/3K8E4PP

All projects involving research on human beings/animals must be cleared by the Human Ethics Committee/Animal Ethics Committee of the respective institute.

All Fellowships are subject to approval by the Technical Evaluation Committee/Project Approval Committee and availability of funds under the Scheme.

For any query, please contact us on [email protected] Ph: 011 23736216

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Those who have not appeared for ICMR-JRF (non- NET qualified) are eligible to apply for non-medical PhD BRET?

  2. There is a call for NON-MEDICAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR Ph.D. (Biomedical Research Eligibility Test – BRET) by DHR.

    The applicants will appear for entrance test conducted by the DHR/ICMR in collaboration with National Testing Agency (NTA)/any other national agency, through a nationwide Biomedical Research Eligibility Test (BRET).

    Can you please guide us regarding the BRET? When is the test and how to apply for that? No information has been given regarding this in the document.

    Awaiting your response.

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