• भारत सरकार
    Government of India
  • स्वास्थ्य और परिवार कल्याण मंत्रालय
    Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Human Resource Development for Health Research (HRD)


The Human Resource Development Scheme of Department of Health Research is intended to create a pool of talented health research personnel in the country by upgrading skills of faculty of Medical Colleges/Institutes, mid - career Scientists, medical students, etc., by specialized training in priority areas of health research in leading national and international institutions, encourage and support the trainees to develop and take up research projects for addressing critical national and local health problems and financial assistance to Institutions for up- gradation of infrastructure to enable such Institutions to provide training with state of the art technologies.

The scheme was approved during 12th Five Year Plan period with following objectives.


  1. To increase the overall availability of trained personnel for health research from medical colleges across the country through scholarships, fellowships and career advancement scheme etc. for faculty and young medical doctors and other scientists to take up medical and health research as a career.

  2. To focus on the creation of a cadre of trained medical/health researchers in specific identified priority areas of health research viz., Clinical Trials; Toxicology; Good Clinical Practices (GCP); Good Laboratory Practices (GLP); Quality Control (QC) & QA; Genomics; Proteomics; Clinical Psychology, Geriatrics; Modern Biology; Biotechnology; Stem cells; Genetics; Drugs chemistry; and operational research etc.

  3. To create, support, nurture and encourage the trainees from these medical colleges to forge linkages with other scientists from universities, research institutes etc. to develop multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral teams necessary for addressing critical national and local health problems.

  4. To establish suitable online teaching and learning facilities to facilitate training in health research in various subjects in a more effective manner and for promoting biomedical/health research.


  1. Short-Term Studentship (STS)
  2. MD/MS/DM/MCH/DNB/DrNB/MDS Thesis Support Program
  3. MD/MS-Ph.D. Program
  4. Fellowship For Best Achievement In Biomedical Research (FAB-22)
  5. International Travel Grant Support For Non-DHR/ICMR Scientists & Researchers
  6. Workshops Funding Grant In Biomedical Research
  7. Non-Medical Fellowships For Ph.D. (Biomedical Research Eligibility Test - BRET)
  8. Short-Term Fellowship Abroad
  9. Long-Term Fellowship Abroad
  10. Short-Term Fellowship At Indian Institutes
  11. Long-Term Fellowship At Indian Institutes
  12. Women Scientists Fellowship
  13. To Encourage Health Research Personnel [Nonresident Indian (NRI), Persons Of Indian Origin (PIO), Overseas Citizens Of India (OCI)] Serving Abroad, To Come Back To India To Undertake Research In Identified Areas.
  14. Support To Institutions and Scientific Professionals /Bodies / Associations
  15. Start-Up Grant for Research Projects


Formats are available under HRD link in Download Section

Concerned Officer dealing with HRD Scheme (Scientific)

S.No Name Designation Email ID Contact No.
1. Shri B. Senapati Director b[dot]senapati[at]nic[dot]in 011-23736090
2. N Sriramasubramanian Under Secretary sreram-law[at]nic[dot]in 011-23736085
3. Mr. Sohail Ahmad Khan Scientist B sohail[dot]akhan[at]icmr[dot]gov[dot]in -
4. Tushar Karmarkar Deputy Secretary tushar[dot]arun[at]gov.in 011-23736085
5. H. C. Mondal Under Secretary harish[dot]cmondal[at]gov[dot]in 8274952004
6. Dr. Ginu Khan Scientist C ginu[dot]skhan[at]icmr[dot]gov[dot]in -

Concerned Officer dealing with HRD Scheme (Admin & Finance)

S.No Name Designation Email ID Contact No.
1. Sumit Kumar Finance Manager skfm[dot]dhr[at]gmail[dot]com 9891310109

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