List of Grants


ICMR being a premier research agency for formulation, coordination and promotion of Biomedical Research in the country is also engaged in promoting critical mass of human resources as well as fostering research temperament amongst medical graduates.Amongst its several Human Resource Development Programmes, the Council is pursuing Postgraduate programmes through recognized medical institution.

This scheme is primarily aimed at promoting good quality research in medical college’s students pursuing post graduation courses as well as to improve visibility and accessibility of their research work to larger research audience. The Council through the financial assistance to medical graduates ensures procuring an electronic and hard copy of MD/MS/DM/MCh/MDS dissertation/thesis, which is to be displayed in its library as well as salient highlights posted on its website.



  • Govt. of India had instituted a scheme “The Swarnajayanti Fellowships” to commemorate India’s fiftieth year of Independence. Under this scheme a selected number of young scientists, with proven track record, are provided special assistance and support to enable them to pursue basic research in frontier areas of science and technology. The fellowships are scientist specific and not institution specific, very selective and have close academic monitoring.
  • The support will cover all the requirements for performing the research and will include a fellowship of Rs. 25,000/- per month for five years. The fellowship will be provided in addition to the salary they draw from their parent Institution. In addition to fellowship, grants for equipments, computational facilities, consumables, contingencies, national and international travel and other special requirements, if any, will be covered based on merit. Scientists selected for the award will be allowed to pursue unfettered research with a freedom and flexibility in terms of expenditure as approved in the research plan. The project should contain innovative research idea and it should have a potential of making impact on R&D in the discipline
  • Standing Committee for promoting Women in Science[PDF], Women are an important section of the workforce, more particularly in the science & technology (S&T) domain. However, a large number of well-qualified women get left out of the S&T activities due to various circumstances which are usually typical to the gender. The challenges faced by them are several but most often the “break in career” arises out of motherhood and family responsibilities.
  • To address such issues, Department of Science and Technology (DST) launched “Women Scientists Scheme (WOS)” during 2002-03. This initiative primarily aimed at providing opportunities to women scientists and technologists between the age group of 27-57 years who had a break in their career but desired to return to mainstream.
  • Through this endeavour of the Department, concerted efforts have been made to give women a strong foothold into the scientific profession, help them re-enter into the mainstream and provide a launch pad for further forays into the field of science and technology.
  • Call for Proposals (2017-18) – Centre for Human and Organisational Resource Development (CHORD Division ,While some of the valuable basic data on input resources into S&T activities were processed in -house, it was felt necessary to involve other interested individuals/organisations to take up studies in the sponsored project mode in order to convert this activity into a very comprehensive and cohesive plan programme to make available Science and Technology indicators. Keeping this in view, the divisional activities were further strengthened during Seventh Five Year Plan (1985-90) by enlarging the scope and including the following :
    • Creation, Updation and Dissemination of databases on R&D resources, projects, institutions, experts, equipments, other infrastructure facilities.
    • Development of S&T indicators.
    • Studying aspects related to R&D management and policy issues.
    • Estimation of short term and long term requirement of different categories of scientific manpower particularly in new emerging areas of S&T.
    • Studying the mismatch between employment and output of S&T personnel.
    • Supporting R&D projects on various S&T dimensions
  • Innovation plays a vital role in nation’s prosperity. Recognizing the importance, the Indian Government has mounted a new initiative the Science, Technology, Innovation and Creation of Knowledge framework (STICK). The National Innovation Survey framework, evolved upon in-depth discussion with the national and international experts shall be used in the implementation of the STICK Programme


  •  The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), known for its cutting edge R&D knowledgebase in diverse S&T areas, is a contemporary R&D organization. Having pan-India presence, CSIR has a dynamic network of 38 national laboratories, 39 outreach centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and 5 units. CSIR’s R&D expertise and experience is embodied in about 4600 active scientists supported by about 8000 scientific and technical personnel
  1. Grant for Holding Symposium/Seminar
  2. Research Scheme / Sponsored Research Schemes
  3. Travel Grant
  4. Young Scientist Awards (YSA)

Science and Engineering Research Board

  • One of the most notable developments in the S&T sector in the XI Plan has been the setting up of the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) through an Act of Parliament, viz. the Science and Engineering Research Board Act, 2008. Promoting basic research in Science and Engineering and to provide financial assistance to persons engaged in such research, academic institutions, research and development laboratories, industrial concerns and other agencies for such research and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto are the primary and distinctive mandate of the Board.


  • The International Association for Dental Research (IADR), headquartered in Alexandria, Va.  USA, is a nonprofit organization with nearly 11,000 members worldwide.  Its mission is : (1) to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide; (2) to support and represent the oral health research community; and (3) to facilitate the communication and application of research findings

TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences)

TWAS funds several programmes that provide grants to researchers in some developing countries for specialized equipment, consumable supplies and Master of Science students. Grants are awarded to individual scientists and research groups. The call for 2018, for Individuals and Research Units will open on 15 February 2018. The call for COMSTECH for 2018 will open on 15 March 2018.The various grants under them are as follows –

  1. TWAS research grant programme in basic sciences ( individual/ group)
  2. Twas COMSETECH joint research grant
  3. TWAS SRMGI Decimal funds research grant
  4. OWSD early career women scientists fellowship



Wellcome Trust London

At Wellcome, we believe in the power of ideas to improve health. We support thousands of scientists and researchers in more than 70 countries, as well as innovators, educators and artists.Our schemes support individuals, teams, resources, seed ideas, places and major initiatives in these areas:

Contact Us

Public Health Dental Directory
Website last Updated on : 2020/11/23