Programmes & Schemes

ICMR Centre For Advanced Research (ICMR-CARE)

This scheme was formulated to encourage in-depth research on an identified research problem with the aim of generating new knowledge and having a better understanding of a disease or a health condition. A scientist with outstanding achievements and recognition in a given field can approach ICMR with a specific proposal. Alternatively the ICMR identifies the specific research need and calls for applications from selected individuals/centres in the country which have proven excellence in the area and have the necessary infrastructure to carry out further work.

Programme Type: Research and Development

Ministry / Department: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Govt of India

Focused Area: Medical Research, Life Science and Biotechnology

Target Audience: Faculty and Scientists

Funding Agency: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Govt. of India

Eligibility: A mid level researcher (40-55 yrs) already established in the area of expertise as evidenced by publications in peer reviewed journals. The host Institute has to provide the space & infrastructure for housing this CARE.

Purpose: Research

Funding Cycle: Annually

Duration: five years

Fellowship / Financial Assistance: This support is for 5 years for staff (Scientific, Technical & Supportive), equipments & contingency. The overall budget should not exceed Rs. 5 crores over a period of 05 years.

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