Indian Council of Medical Research New Delhi Invites Research Proposals 2011-2012
Homeopaths also eligible
Division of Reproductive Health & Nutrition – Call for proposal under MDG 4
Long term effect(s) of MIC gas , if any, on the Bhopal Population either exposed or affected
Concept Proposals on “NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE” 2011
Indo-US Collaboration on Maternal and Child Health and Human Development Research
“Registry of People with Diabetes in India with Young Age at the Onset- Phase II,”
1. Division of Reproductive Health & Nutrition – Call for proposal under MDG 4
There has not been sufficient progress made by the country to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4. The Council accords high priority in supporting and promoting research aimed at improving child survival to achieve MDG 4. Multicenter / single center large scale projects, clinical trials / operation research / implementation research are invited from eligible scientists/ researchers on the following priority areas of national relevance are invited
This call is to invite proposals addressing research questions on any one or several of the following areas:
- Improving delivery of evidence based interventions for maternal, newborn and child health through continuum of care approach
- Developing linkages for referral care for newborns and under five children within existing health care system
- Strategy to improve coverage of evidence based child survival interventions within the existing health care system
- Introducing perinatal death audit system for improving quality of care
- Situation analysis of health work force in primary and referral health care setting, creating enabling environment for health care providers (pre service training, skill building and sustaining skills, supportive supervision etc)
- Developing tools / inbuilt system for monitoring and evaluation of various health care programmes
- Use of modem technology for improving vital registration, communication among health care service providers
How to apply
The research proposal should be prepared using the Ad-hoc research form template available at the ICMR web site. Fifteen copies of application should be submitted.
Scientists in regular employment in the medical colleges, postgraduate institutions, universities, recognized research institute and development laboratories and NGOs. (Applications from non-governmental agencies should provide documentary evidence of registration (Registered with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt. of India), track record etc )
Dr. K Satyanarayana
Head, Division of Reproductive Health & Nutrition
Indian Council Of Medical Research
E-mail ( email@example.com)
For more details : http://www.icmr.nic.in/icmrnews/mdg4.htm
2. Call for Research Proposals on the “Long term effect(s) of MIC gas , if any, on the Bhopal Population either exposed or affected (in December 1984)’
Council invites research proposals in following areas to study long term effect, if any , of toxic gas exposure on Bhopal population:
- Genetic disorders
- Low birth weight
- Growth and development disorders
- Congenital malformation
- Biological markers of MIC/toxic gas exposure.
- To understand mechanisms of toxicity in humans and suggest management of the same.
- Evaluate health effects of contamination drinking water with toxic material from Bhopal Gas Plant.
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3. Call for Concept Proposals on “NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE” 2011
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) comprises a spectrum of liver injury in persons in the absence of intake of significant amount of alcohol, where fat deposition in the liver is a major feature and trigger for damage. Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis or NASH is the stage when there is fat in the liver, along with inflammation and hepato-cellular damage. Nevertheless, NASH can be severe and can lead to cirrhosis and death. It is understood to be an integral part of the metabolic syndrome, which comprises a cluster of abnormalities (obesity, dysglycemia, dyslipidemia, hypertension, procoagulant tendency etc.) with insulin resistance as central pathogenic factor. Several co-morbidities have been described including cardiac, renal, reproductive etc. It is being reported in adults and children from various parts of the country, and the rising prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome is likely to escalate the condition several folds and rapidly. The uniqueness of the Asian- Indian metabolic syndrome poses the need for a better understanding of NAFLD in our context. Effective lifestyle intervention is the cornerstone to its prevention and management, besides medical and surgical options.
Applicants should be working in a permanent position in a Medical College, Research Institute, or University, anywhere in the country including Government, Semi-Government and Registered bodies. Those from non-governmental agencies and private organizations should provide documentary evidence of SIRO recognition (or copy of the letter of submission to DSIR) with Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India at the time of applying.
Submission of Concept Proposal
15 printed copies and an adequately labeled compact disc (CD) of concept proposal should be submitted by the PI to ICMR
The covering note should be titled “ICMR Call for Concept Proposals on NAFLD” and addressed to;
Contact and queries
Dr Prashant Mathur
Division of Noncommunicable Disease
Indian Council of Medical Research, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
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4. Call for Joint Research proposals under Indo-US Collaboration on Maternal and Child Health and Human Development Research
The Republic of India and the United States of America share a strong commitment to improve the health and well being of women, children, and adolescents through the expansion of cooperative biomedical and behavioral research. Although the health of women, children and adolescents has improved significantly in both countries, it is recognized that important research questions remain to be answered in order to achieve additional reductions in morbidity and mortality. Building on a 30 year history of Maternal & Child Health research cooperation, representatives of India and the United States signed a joint statement on June 13, 2000 and again renewed on June 29,2006 for a further period of 5 years, to enhance this cooperation through an expanded program of Maternal and Child Health and Human Development Research.
Indian Secretariat MCHDR
Chander Shekhar, M.D.
Division of Reproductive Health & Nutrition,
Indian Council of Medical Research
New Delhi 110 029
Tel. : +91 11 26588755 (Direct)
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5. ICMR’s Task Force Project on “Registry of People with Diabetes in India with Young Age at the Onset- Phase II,”
The project aims to understand the disease pattern or types including the geographic variation and incidence and prevalence rate of complications.
1. Facilitate research in the areas of basic, clinical (including patterns of care and survival), epidemiological, genetic and molecular levels.
2. Help prom oting awareness about the magnitude of problem among professionals, public health partners.
3. Help in Diabetes Monitoring Programme.
4. Assist in the development of management guidelines.
5. Develop human resources in diabetes epidemiology.
Who Can Submit?
Any clinical researcher/scientist working in a permanent position in Medical College, Research Institute, or University, anywhere in the country including Government, Semi Government, Private registered bodies (with Department of Scientific and Industrial Research) can apply for the participation in the study during phase II. The financial assistance would be provided by the Council.
Where to Submit:
Dr. Bela Shah,
Head, Division of Non-Communicable Diseases,
Indian Council Of Medical Research, Ansari Nagar,
New Delhi 110 029; Telefax: 26588381 (Direct).
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