NAME OF SCHEME
The Scheme provides financial assistance for presenting
research paper or chairing a session or delivering a keynote address
in an international scientific event
(conference/seminar/symposium/workshop etc) to Non-ICMR
In addition, support is also provided to young scientists (age
limit 35 years as on date of conference) for attending training
programmes and short- term schools/workshops/courses.
Full excursion class air fare by shortest route, airport tax
and visa fees are provided under the scheme. Registration Fee is
provided to young scientist in addition to the above support.
The applicant should be a Bio-medical scientist engaged in
R&D work. Senior Scientist (above 35 yrs of age) working in
Academic Institution and Research laboratories are eligible to apply
only to international scientific events
(conference/seminar/symposium/workshop) which are not sponsored by
international Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU).
Young Scientist (age limit 35 years as on date of conference)
is, however, considered for support even for ICSU sponsored events.
The applicant has an accepted paper for presentation or an
invitation to chair a session or as a keynote speaker.
The theme of the Conference/ Seminar/ Symposium/ Workshop
should be related to the thrust areas/ activities of ICMR.
(Application to attend annual meetings of professional
societies will not be considered).
The applicant should have published papers in well known
The applicant should not have availed of financial assistance
from ICMR in the last three financial years.
The application should be forwarded through proper channel and
must reach ICMR 6 weeks prior to the date of the Conference/ Seminar/
Symposium/ Workshop. Letter of acceptance, sanction received late,
also must be submitted at least 3 weeks before the conference.
2.7 Special waiver may be given to
those applicants, who are chairpersons, Keynote speakers if their
applications are submitted within one week of receiving the invitation
for the programme. For
young also waiver could be considered in case of specific awards of
registration, accommodation and any other outstanding category and
application should be submitted within one week after receipt of the
notification (Necessary documentary proofs to be attached). In both
cases applications must be received at least 2 weeks before the
conference/symposium etc. Also, if any request is received from the
MOH&FW, it should reach the council atleast 2 weeks before the
conference with the recommendations giving full justifications..
will disqualify the applicant for the travel grant
The following documents must be attached with the application.
One copy of the completed Application in the prescribed format
and Bio-Data of the applicant.
A copy of letter from other National/International agency
committing to bear partial cost of Travel (The document must be
Invitation from organizers.
Detailed announcement of the conference (Photocopy of the
announcement to be attached).
Letter of acceptance of paper for presentation and/or
invitation from organizers to chair a session/participate as a keynote
Abstract of the paper to be presented by the applicant at the
A certificate from Air India including the cost of return air
fare by Economy/Excursion class by the shortest route.
REIMBURSEMENT OF COMMITTED AMOUNT
ICMR, in the event of selection will initially issue a
commitment letter agreeing to the support. The committed amount will be reimbursed to the selected
applicant only on his return to India after participation in the
conference and on submitting a detailed report, and a copy of air
ticket etc. within two months from the date of conference.
INTIMATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATION
The Scientists may please ensure that all the essential
documents mentioned are properly attached and tagged with the
application will not be considered.
The application complete in all respects together with
enclosures must reach ICMR at least two months prior to the
commencement of the
event. If the application
is not received in time, the request will not be considered.
ICMR will Endeavour to communicate the decision on the
application about four weeks before the commencement of the
conference. No interim
correspondence will be sent.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
The application completed in all respects together with
enclosures may be addressed to:
The Director General,
Indian Council of Medical Research, V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan, Ansari
Nagar, New Delhi-110029. Attention: Ms Sandhya Diwakar, Scientist-E
Division of manpower Development, V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan, Ansari
Nagar, New Delhi-110029.