Call for Application: ICMR-DHR INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS For the Year 2023-24

  • Last date of receipt of applications: 31st August, 2023

One of the major mandates of ICMR and DHR is to augment capacity strengthening of Indian scientists. This ICMR-DHR international fellowship programme is intended to create a pool of talented health research personnel by facilitating advanced training and exposure to the latest advancements in knowledge through interaction with the international scientists in emerging areas of clinical/medicine/health sciences

Short Term International Fellowships for Senior Indian Biomedical Scientists

  • Duration of Fellowships: Two weeks to 3 months
  • Number of Fellowships: Twenty five (25) fellowships per year
  • Age limit: Below 57 years as on last date of receipt of application

Long Term International Fellowships for Young Indian Biomedical Scientists

  • Duration of Fellowships: 6 to 12 months
  • Number of Fellowships: Forty (40) fellowships per year
  • Age limit: Below 45 years as on last date of receipt of application

How to Apply

Registration Process

  • To submit the application you are required to first register into the system. To register, click on the Register Now link on the home page.
  • Fill in the necessary details – all fields marked in red * are mandatory. The user id and password you fill in the registration form has to be used by you to login into the system.
  • Please ensure you do not lose your login id and password

Visit Here to Apply

Applications submitted online through the website portal of ICMR/DHR: Visit Here; Or Visit Here . Details of the eligibility criteria, format of application, terms and conditions, and guidelines of the programme are available on ICMR and DHR websites.

Guidelines for ICMR-DHR International Fellowship Programme

Format of Brief summary of proposed work for Short term Fellowships

Format of Brief summary of proposed work for Long term Fellowships

ICMR has approached some high ranking global universities and the following have agreed to consider candidates funded by ICMR. Links to these leading foreign Institutes/Research centres is given below for ready reference to explore the training opportunities. It may be noted that the applicant is required to contact a suitable foreign mentor and seek his/her consent.


  • Please note that while the mentioned foreign institutes are potential options, candidates may also approach other high ranking Universities for training and mentorship opportunities.
  • The selection process is competitive, and there is no guarantee of being selected for the fellowship if applicants choose to apply to these specific international institutes

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