The ICMR-Calcutta National Medical College (CNMC) Short Term Studentship (STS) Excellence Award was instituted by CNMC Alumni Association, Kolkata in the year 2015. This award is conferred upon a medical/dental undergraduate student who has been awarded ICMR-STS in preceding there years and has published a paper on the awarded STS research work in an Journal Citation Report (JCR) indexed journal as the first/joint first author. This award aims to encourage undergraduate medical/dental students to take up bio-research as a career prospect too.

The call for applications is an online process and will be advertised on the ICMR website in July-August every year, which might change too.

The Award carries a cash award of Rs. 10,000/- each to be given to the Awardee(s) (Max. Five awardees) and a Certificate of Honour to each of the Awardee(s).

Eligibility and Terms & Conditions:

  1. A MBBS/BDS student who has been awarded ICMR-STS successfully in past years AND published an original article as first/joint first author in a JCR indexed peer reviewed journal based on his awarded STS research work will be eligible to apply for this award. The journal should be indexed in MEDLINE or Science Citation Index (SCI)/ Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)/ (ESIC)/Journal Citation Reports (JCR) index Clarivate Analytics only. No other indexing will be considered.

  2. ICMR-STS should have been acknowledged in the published article, if STS is not acknowledged in the published article then the application will NOT be considered further.

  3. STS awarded students, who have published their paper till 31st December, 2021 only, shall be eligible to apply for ICMR-CNMC STS Excellence Award-2021.

  4. The online application format (click for previous year application format) accompanied by original Publication copy in a JCR indexed journal (as stated in point no. 1) and a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) may be submitted by the student on the online portal.

  5. Case reports/letters to editors/papers in non-peer reviewed/non-indexed journals/review articles/chapters in books/abstracts/conference proceedings or any other reports will NOT be entertained for this award.

  6. The student should have followed ethical norms for conduct of research.

  7. The topic for research could be any kind of biomedical and health research involving either clinical, laboratory, experimental, epidemiological, qualitative, quantitative, or community based work etc. carried out under ICMR-STS Program.

  8. The selection will be based on review done by the Expert Committee constituted by the DG, ICMR and on the scientific merit only and no other considerations will be taken into account.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply online, with the following documents (mandatory). No paper/hard copies will be accepted.

Kindly attach PDF format (max. Size 2MB only) of the following:

i.) Filled and duly signed online application

ii.) Reprint/ Original Publication copy in a JCR indexed journal (as required)

iii.) Signed and dated CV

iv.) Any other document as applicable

IMPORTANT: Any web links to journal will NOT be accepted. The original published paper should be downloaded and saved as a PDF file and submitted for the same.

Application Format Download Here