individual scientist availing this Fellowship would be addressed as
an ICMR International Fellow (ICMR-IF).
will 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.
The Young 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
Senior 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 claiming.
Senior 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.
necessary 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.
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.
institute 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.
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 Fellow.
Fellow 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.
progress report (in the prescribed format) evaluating the
performance of the Young fellow from the host institution should
also be submitted.
fellowship should begin within the same financial year & must be
availed before 28th
February of the next year. Dates once decided will be treated as
final as it involves lot of ground work and processing at ICMR.
candidate 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.
claim bills on the budget head of fellowship should not exceed the
amount specified above.
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
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
In case a fellow withdraws/refuses to undertake the
fellowship at the last minute he/she will be “de-barred” for
succeeding two years from availing the ICMR International