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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.


  • 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.
  • 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..
  • 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.
  • 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.

Components of scheme:

  1. Short-Term Studentship (STS)
  2. MD/MS/DM/MCh/DNB/DrNB/MDS Thesis Support
  3. MBBS/MD/MS-Ph.D. Program
  4. Non-medical fellowships for Ph.D.-NET (BRET)
  5. Short-term Fellowship Abroad
  6. Long-term Fellowship Abroad
  7. Short-term Fellowship at Indian Institutes
  8. Long-term Fellowship at Indian Institutes
  9. Women Scientist fellowship
  10. Biomedical research grant for NRI/OCI/PIO
  11. Fellowship for best achievement in biomedical research
  12. International Travel Grant for non-DHR/ICMR scientists & researchers
  13. Workshops funding grant in biomedical research
  14. Support to Institutions and Scientific Professionals/Bodies/Associations
  15. Start-up Grant

HRD Scheme Guidelines


> Long and short term fellowship program


> Women/young scientist/NRI/Start-up grant/Support to institute programs

Scheme Advertisement

Attachment File: 
Call for Research Proposals for Fellowships (718.63 KB) pdf Icon

Declaration of 1st round of results

Declaration of 1st round of result for call for online research proposals under HRD Scheme of DHR during 2021-22 (4.94 MB) pdf Icon

Declaration of 2nd & final round of results

Declaration of 2nd and final round of result for call for online research proposals under HRD Scheme of DHR during 2021-22 (835.16 KB) pdf Icon

For Online Submission of Research Proposals kindly visit Website https://schemes.dhr.gov.in

Concerned Officer dealing with HRD Scheme

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Dr. Tushar Karmarkar

Deputy Secretary




Shri. H C Mondal

Under Secretary




Mr. Sohail Ahmad Khan

Scientist B




Sumit Kumar

Finance Manager



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