Indian Council of Medical Research

Division of Reproductive Health & Nutrition


Call for proposal under MDG 4





There has not been sufficient progress made by the country to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4. The Council accords high priority in supporting and promoting  research aimed at improving child survival to achieve MDG 4. Multicenter / single center large scale projects, clinical trials / operation research / implementation research are invited from eligible scientists/ researchers on the following priority areas of national relevance are invited


Scientific priorities

This call is to invite proposals addressing research questions on any one or several of the following areas:

  • Improving delivery of evidence based interventions for maternal, newborn and child health through continuum of care approach
  • Developing linkages for referral care for newborns and under five children within existing health care system
  • Strategy to improve coverage of evidence based child survival interventions within the existing health care system
  • Introducing perinatal death audit system for improving quality of care
  • Situation analysis of health work force in primary and referral health care setting, creating enabling environment for health care providers (pre service training, skill building and sustaining skills, supportive supervision etc)
  • Developing tools / inbuilt system for monitoring and evaluation of various health care programmes
  • Use of modem technology for improving vital registration, communication among health care service providers

How to apply

The research proposal should be prepared using the Ad-hoc research form template available at the ICMR web site. Fifteen copies of application  should be submitted.


Scientists in regular employment in the medical colleges, postgraduate institutions, universities, recognized research institute and development laboratories and NGOs.  (Applications from non-governmental agencies should provide documentary evidence of registration(Registered with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt. of India), track record etc )



The following criteria will be used to evaluate the proposals  

1. Responsiveness to priorities, whether the objectives are clearly defined

2. Innovation

3. Potential for direct translation into programme / programme delivery

4. Potential for application to different settings

5. Appropriateness of research methods to meet the proposed objectives

6. Demonstrated ability of investigators to manage grants and budgets

7. Estimated cost based on proposed activities


Time Line                                                                                                                     

Deadline for submission of proposal is July 31st 2011.

15 hard copies of the proposal complete in all respect in the prescribed format along with a soft copy (either through email (PDF file or CD) must be submitted on or before deadline   to:

Dr. K Satyanarayana                
Head, Division of Reproductive Health & Nutrition
Indian Council Of Medical Research
V.Ramalingaswami Bhawan

Ansari Nagar
New Delhi-110029

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