Central Council of Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) is an apex research organization facilitating scientific research in Homeopathy. The Council initiates, develops, undertakes and co-ordinates scientific research in fundamental and applied aspects of Homoeopathy.
Last date extended to : 31.01.2013
As a step forward in the capacity building and encouraging research aptitude among post graduate students, the Council is initiating a new scheme of providing financial assistance to selected medical graduates who are pursuing postgraduate programmes in Homoeopathy through CCH recognized medical institutions.
This scheme is primarily aimed at promoting good quality research in homoeopathic medical colleges through students pursuing post graduation courses as well as improving the 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 (Hom.) dissertation thesis, which is to be displayed in its library as well as salient highlights posted on its website.
The highlights of scheme are as follows:
i.The Council will provide financial assistance of Rs.25, 000/- (twenty five thousand only) to selected candidates pursuing post graduate courses (MD) in Homoeopathy.
ii. Number of Awards: Limited to 10 per year.
iii. Eligibility: Medical graduates who are admitted to the MD (Hom.) courses in any of the CCH recognized P.G. Institute/College and who wish to avail of the CCRH award for pursuing their research project.
Procedure for selection:
The scheme would be widely publicised through advertisement in leading news papers, Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy (IJRH), circulars to the medical institutions and CCRH website twice a year.
The Principal/ Director of College should forward only one synopsis, which is the best among all the applications between 12 to 18 months after admission of candidate to MD(Hom.)following approval of synopsis from the University.
The candidate and the guide will indicate their choice of the research topic and will give a brief description of the objectives, methodology, design of the study, expected outcome, up-to-date literature search, ethical considerations and facilities available at the Institute for conducting the study in the synopsis. The study should be designed in accordance with Good Clinical Practices Guidelines and duly approved by Institutional Ethical Committee of the College/ Institute. Kindly refer to the guidelines while preparing the synopsis. Candidate has to submit 10 copies of the synopsis to CCRH Headquarters.
Selection would be made on the basis of merit which will be decided by the committee of experts constituted by the Council. All the received proposals shall be evaluated by the committee which will assess the grant applications with respect to (i) Performance of the candidate in BHMS (ii) Research topic (eg. Innovativeness, Relevance of work, Application Research, expected outcome) (iii) Project submitted during internship (iv) Publications etc. The committee shall submit their observations for acceptance or rejection.
In case, of the event of leaving this scheme after getting the funds, the candidate shall remit the whole amount to the Council with suitable justifications.
2. Financial Assistance:
The Council would provide a total assistance of Rs. 25,000/- in two instalments to the selected candidates. The candidate has to submit an undertaking prior to release of funds to the effect that the funds received from the Council will be used strictly for the purpose for which it has been released and; in the event of leaving this scheme the whole amount will be remitted to the Council with suitable justifications.
i. The first installment of Rs 15,000/- shall be released at the time of selection when the award letter is issued.
ii. Rs.10,000/- shall be released at the end of the course after successful completion of MD (Hom.)
The grant shall be sanctioned only when the clinical trial after approval by expert committee is registered with ClinicalTrial Registry-India (www.ctri.nic.in) and subject to the approval from the University.
The grant shall be issued in the name of the candidate directly under intimation to the Guide and the head of the Institute.
The amount will be used by the candidate for pursuance of research project only and may use the funds for purchase of reagents, laboratory outsourcing, preparation of dissertation, secretarial assistance or any other activity connected with the research project following fair and reasonable procedure.
The candidate will be required to provide information to the Council regarding the manner in which the funds were utilized duly signed by the Head of the Institute/college. 3. Monitoring: Every attempt will be made by the Council to monitor the project continuously till the research project is completed and reported. The deputed Officer will be in communication with the guide/ student and will make periodic reports on the progress of the project and will give appropriate advice and guidance to the student for future course of action and mid-course correction, if needed. The guide and the student should work as a team and ensure that the output is a dissertation of reasonably good quality and can be reported in scientific journals. 4. Submission/Publication of dissertation:
Application duly filled by the candidates in the prescribed format forwarded by the guide and Certified by Director/Head of the Institute may be sent twice in a year, between 1st to 30th June or 1st to 31st December in a particular year
For more details and application form : https://files.secureserver.net/4sPtruWRjCOMin
Source : http://ccrhindia.org/