ICMR Extends deadline for proposals from Multidisciplinary Research Units in GMCs, details

Published On 2022-07-05 06:00 GMT   |   Update On 2022-07-05 06:00 GMT

New Delhi: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has announced the extension date of submission of a proposal under "Supporting research activities in Multidisciplinary Research Units in Government Medical Colleges (MRUs) and Model Rural Health Research Units (MRHRUs) in States. The proposal can be submitted by 1st August 2022. Full proposals with proper background, literature...

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New Delhi: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has announced the extension date of submission of a proposal under "Supporting research activities in Multidisciplinary Research Units in Government Medical Colleges (MRUs) and Model Rural Health Research Units (MRHRUs) in States. The proposal can be submitted by 1st August 2022.

Full proposals with proper background, literature review, rationale and relevance to national and regional health priorities, detailed methodology, partnering units, and budget with justifications are to be submitted. The proposals are to be sent to mru-mrhru@icmr.gov.in.

Any faculty member/scientist from the MRU/MRHRU network can apply with endorsement from the head of the institute and nodal officer of the respective MRU/MRHRUs. Preferably multi-centric studies. Good quality single-centre studies will also be accepted.

Studies can be covered on the following topics –

1. Non-communicable diseases.

2. Established and emerging pathogens.

3. Environmental and occupational health.

4. Maternal and child health.

5. Other domains deemed important for the geographical area.

All study designs are acceptable, including situation analysis, environmental surveillance, qualitative studies, implementation research etc.

The project review committee will score the proposals objectively based on novelty, methodology, relevance, translation value, feasibility, appropriateness of budget etc. Emphasis will be given to the proposal's suitability as per local or regional health issues and policy and practice implications. Mid-level faculty/scientists are encouraged to apply. Approval from the concerned LRAC is required.

Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has established 92 MRUs and 28 MRHRUs to provide research infrastructure to State Medical Colleges and increase the reach of research studies, including rural populations. These units are uniquely poised to undertake research which can be relevant and beneficial for the local populace with policy and practice implications distinct to the region or population. With a vision to support and enrich the research activities in these units, proposals are being invited from MRUs and MRHRUs on any national, regional or local health issue.

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