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    Eligibility: Please note that this program is only for MBBS/BDS students from MCI/DCI recognized Medical/Dental colleges, before they appear in their final exams and therefore, interns/PG/non-medical students are not eligible to apply.
    Any student who has already been awarded STS fellowship (Stipend and Certificate received) by ICMR for any of the previous year then he/she cannot apply again for STS program.
    STS is a completely paperless ONLINE program of the ICMR. Submission of STS 2018 application/proposal is a two step process:
  • STEP-1 Registration of student details starting from 10th December 2018 till 11th January 2019 (Fill in Part A of ONLINE form).

  • STEP-2 Submission of application/proposal along with other details between 12th January 2019 to 25th January 2019 till 5.30pm (Fill in Part B, C & D of ONLINE form).

    The date and time will not be extended.
    Student Details (ONLINE Form Part-A)
  • Interested students should register their e-mail address and other details (mobile number, course details and personal details) between 10th December 2018–11th January 2019.

  • One student should register only once, duplicate registration will be treated as disqualification.

  • The student must provide information with due care. Request for change in student information at a later date will not be acceptable.

  • The student should write his/ her name in sentence case. Kindly do not prefix Mr/Ms. with your name. If selected, the stipend and certificate will be issued in the name of student as mentioned in the form.

  • Kindly give the correct complete postal address in the application form. Changes in address at a later date will not be allowed.

  • The students should also provide their contact telephone no./ mobile/ e-mail to facilitate communication.

  • After registration a password and Reference ID will be generated automatically and will be sent to the student by e-mail.

  • The student will require Reference ID and e-mail ID at the time of submission of project. Therefore, these must be noted down carefully.

  • Change of e-mail will not be allowed at any stage. Only registered students will be able to submit the proposals.

  • Please fill up the form carefully and check again before submission.

  • A sample copy of Registration form is provided for easy reference to view requests. (click here)


  • Application/ submission form and research proposal must be submitted ONLINE to ICMR between 12th January 2019 to 25th January, 2018 by 5:30 pm.

  • Each STS application and research proposal should be submitted along with duly filled in and attested Application Attestation Form (AAF).

  • The Application Attestation Form should be filled up, signed (with seal), attested, scanned and saved as a PDF file. Application/ research proposal will not be accepted unless accompanied by Application Attestation Form.

  • A student can submit only one application/ proposal on any given topic. In case a student submits more than one proposal, all proposals will be automatically rejected.

  • A sample copy of submission form is provided and may be seen to view requirements (click here).

    Particulars of Guide (ONLINE Form Part-B)
  • Complete details including Name, Designation, Department, Medical College, Contact details including current email address for the Guide to be provided. The guide may forward the application of only ONE student each year for STS program. In case more than one application is forwarded by a guide, all applications will be automatically rejected.
    Enclosures/ Attachments (ONLINE Form Part-C)
  • The enclosures may be scanned and saved as PDF file for submission. Please ensure that the file size should not exceed 1 MB.
  • Compulsory attachment:The submission/proposal should be duly forwarded by the guide and college authorities. Submission of ‘AAF’ as per format provided is compulsory with the application. The blank form can be downloaded from website and this has to be filled in and passport size photograph should be pasted by the student. This may then be signed by the Guide and attested and forwarded by the Head of the Department and the Head of the Institution/Principal/Dean of the Medical/Dental College (with stamp/seal of the college). Once the AAF is signed by all, the student must scan it and save it as a PDF file. This must be uploaded at the time of ONLINE submission. Application will not be accepted unless accompanied with AAF.

  • Optional Enclosures:Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) or an Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) submission at the time of application submission is optional however mandatory along with the final report. Student is required to obtain prior approvals from IEC and IAEC for the research from January 2019 to April 2019. In case IEC approval is not obtained at the time of submission of application, kindly do not submit any other document instead as submission of wrong documents can lead to disqualification. If the proposal/project is selected for STS Program, the student must obtain an ethical clearance before initiating research. In addition, if there are plans to use an Informed Consent Form or any Case Study Form or Questionnaire, the same may also be enclosed. Please note that submission of IEC/ IAEC certificate is mandatory at the time of STS report submission and IEC/IAEC approvals/letter should be taken before 15th August 2019, so as the Student gets the required time to do his/her research work.IEC/IAEC approval letter dated after 15th August 2019 will NOT be accepted later during report submission time.
    STS Application/Proposal (ONLINE Form Part-D)
    Research Proposal should be prepared in brief with the following sections:
    Title (up to 25 words),
    Introduction (up to 300 words),
    Objectives (up to 100 words),
    Methodology (up to 800 words),
    Implications (up to 100 words),
    References (up to 300 words Vancouver style only).
    The word limit is flexible and provided as a guide. The proposal should describe a brief work plan of proposed research giving a short introduction, objectives and also clearly stating the methodology giving sample size and appropriate statistical methodology, which will be used along with implications of the research study. The student may include the case report form, informed consent form or any other questionnaire also as part of project proposal or can submit them as separate attachments. The Guide should ensure that she/he selects a suitable brief topic for this studentship, which can be completed within 2 months without asking for extension.
    VERY IMPORTANT:  The proposal/ project should not have any identifying information of the student or guide for unbiased review by reviewers. Therefore, please remove the following information from the STS proposal:
  • Name of the student/ guide
  • Address/ contact details
  • Telephone no.
  • E-mail ID’s
    Type of study- You will be required to identify the type of study as per following:
  • Clinical Investigations
  • Epidemiological Investigations
  • Field Operational Research
  • Health Education
  • Laboratory Investigations
  • Product Development
  • Therapy and Management
  • Any other, please specify
    Subject Area- Please select the most relevant subject area of your study from amongst the following:
  • Accident, Injuries & Trauma
  • Allied Science
  • Anatomy & Forensic medicine
  • Anaesthesia
  • Bioinformatics & Biostatistics
  • Biochemistry
  • Child Health / Pediatrics & its Subspecialities
  • Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
  • Critical & Intensive Care & Nursing
  • Cardiology (includes surgical areas)
  • Dermatology & Venereal Diseases
  • Education & Advocacy
  • Endocrinology
  • Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT)
  • Environment & Occupational Health
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology & Obestetrics
  • Hematology
  • Human Genetics
  • Microbiology / Immunology / Immunization
  • Nephrology & Urology
  • Neurology
  • Obesity, Nutrition & Dietitics
  • Oncology, Pathology & Cytology
  • Opthalmology
  • Oral health, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, periodontology, orthodontics, oral & maxillofacial surgery, and prosthodontics
  • Orthopedics
  • Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Public Health & Epidemiology
  • Pulmonology & Respiratory Medicine
  • Psychology, Mental Health & Socio-Behavioural Research
  • Radiology
  • Social & Preventive Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Traditional Medicine
  • Any other, please specify
    Detailed Guidelines for ‘Preparing STS Proposal’ are provided on ICMR website and may be referred to for writing up the proposal.

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Last Date 31st October 2019 (till 3:00 PM)

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