scientist availing this Fellowship would be addressed as an ICMR
International Fellow (ICMR-IF).
be awarded each year with the duration ranging from 3 to 6 months to
young scientists and for 10-15 days to senior scientists depending
on the need of the approved programme.
Scientists will be entitled to a monthly stipend of US $3000 and a
contingency grant of maximum of Rs.20,000/- (which includes the cost
of visa, taxi charges from place of duty to airport and back,
overseas mediclaim insurance expenses on submission of original
receipts/bills on return). No other charges/expenditure is
Scientists will be entitled to US $200 per day (including US$ 75 as
per diem and up to US $125 for accommodation expenses, subject to a
maximum of US $3000 for entire duration of stay). Original receipt
for hotel accommodation/guest house will have to be submitted while
Fellows expenses on visa charges, taxi charges from place of duty to
airport and back, overseas mediclaim insurance expenses will be
reimbursed as per actual on receipt of original bills on return of
Fellow and for which the maximum ceiling would be Rs.20,000/-. No
other charges/expenditure is admissible.
formalities with regard to visa application and overseas mediclaim
insurance cover should be taken care of by the Fellow and would
immediately produce copies of these documents to IHD.
The Fellow will
be entitled to air travel by Air India (both ways) in economy class
(excursion fare) by the shortest route from the place of duty and
ticket would be booked/arranged by ICMR.
shall continue to pay salary and other benefits such as leave,
medical gratuity, GPF, pension as applicable to the fellow candidate
while he/ she is away for the fellowship. No liability on any of
these accounts will be borne by ICMR.
The Young Fellow
will be required to will/execute a legal/service bond of Rs. 5.00
lakhs to the parent Institute that he/she belongs to and will serve
the parent Indian Institute for a period of at least 3 years after
return from International fellowship.
If the Fellow
does not return to India or gets a job overseas on completion of the
fellowship or fails to fulfill any of the above requirements, he/she
will be liable to reimburse the whole of the expenditure incurred
during the fellowship period, including the airfare, from the
guarantees in one lump sum within one month of the completion of the
term of the Fellowship and remit it to ICMR. An undertaking to this
effect on a Rs.50/- non-judicial stamp paper would however be
required to be submitted by the guarantees, in case of selection of
should submit a final work report (in the prescribed format) on the
research and training activities undertaken in the foreign
Laboratory/Institute during the fellowship period. This should be
submitted within 2 weeks of his/her return.
report (in the prescribed format) evaluating the performance of the
Young fellow from the host institution should also be submitted.
should begin within the same financial year & must be completed
before 31st March of the next year. Dates once decided will be
treated as final as it involves lot of ground work and processing at
should correspond with the International Institute/Laboratory to be
visited for their placement. A letter of acceptance from the
Institute to be visited overseas is required to be produced along
with the application form. Once selected, the Fellow will not be
allowed to change the mentor/foreign lab other than the one
mentioned in the application.
bills on the budget head of fellowship should not exceed the amount
In the event of
cancellation of travel ticket due to change of the date of
visit/change of sector of journey or any other reasons, the
cancellation charges and difference of fare, if any, will be met by
ICMR will not be liable
for anything whatsoever including GOI clearances, medical insurance
etc., beyond the specified duration of stay (as approved by
selection committee) of Fellow in the foreign country.