Junior Research Fellowships by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Government of India in the field of Biomedical Sciences

Junior Research Fellowships by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Government of India in the field of Biomedical Sciences

Junior Research Fellowships by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Government of India in the field of Biomedical Sciences

ICMR JRF Examination is the first step in the process of admission to the Ph. D/Research Programme through Council’s support. Test for ICMR JRF fellowship are conducted at the seven centres viz. Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Mumbai once a year.

The award of JRF is made on merit basis by holding an entrance examination after issuing a countrywide admission notice.

The admission notice is published in leading English Newspapers of India usually during March/April and also on the Website.

The entrance examination is usually held in the first/second week of July.

ICMR holds a national level examination for determining the eligibility of Indian National candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) through Indian Council of Medical Research.

The award of Junior Research Fellowship to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their finding placement in a medical college/hospital/university/national laboratory/institution of higher learning and research as applicable.

Scholarship provider

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Government of India

Eligibility criteria

  1. Sc. or equivalent degree with minimum of 55% marks for General/OBC candidates and 50% marks for SC/ST/ and physically handicapped candidates in the subject mentioned under the head method of selection.

Benefits of scholarship/Award

  1. The value of the fellowship is Rs. 31,000/- (Rupees Thirty One thousand only) per month.
  2. The duration of fellowship will initially be limited until two years carrying a monthly stipend of Rs. 31,000/- and an annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- per annum. The progress of research work would be evaluated annually through annual progress reports (APR). On completion of two years as a JRF, the stipend of a fellow may be increased to Rs. 35,000/- p.m. from 3 rd year onwards on the basis of assessment of candidate’s research progress/achievements and upgradation report recommendation as submitted by the Institute’s Assessment Committee. Upon such a recommendation, the fellow will be called as a senior research fellow (SRF). In the event of the Committee not recommending upgradation, the fellow will continue as JRF with a stipend of Rs. 31,000/- per month for the 3rd year or his/her fellowship may be terminated depending on the decision of the Committee. The duration as SRF may be for a maximum duration of 03 years or until submission of Ph.D. thesis (whichever is earlier). Thus, the total tenure as JRF plus SRF shall not exceed 5 (five) years.


Application Procedure

Before applying, candidates are advised to go through the admission notice published in the advertisement in various Newspapers and the instructions given therein carefully. Fill in the application form according to the instructions given in this prospectus and the admission notice. Incomplete applications will not be considered and no correspondence will be entertained.

Frequent Queries

What about Age Limit?

The age limit for admission to the eligibility test is 28 years and 5 years relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/ PH and female candidates, 3 years in the case of OBC category.

Contact details

Indian Council of Medical Research

  1. Ramalingaswami Bhawan

Post Box No. 4911, Ansari Nagar

New Delhi – 110029, Delhi

Telephone No. : 011-2658895, 26588980, 2658794, 26588707

Fax No. : 011-26588662, 26588713

E-mail : headquaters@icmr.org.in, icmrhqds@sansad.nic.in

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