Announcement Details


Mar 15 2018

Dear All,

To promote research in dermatology, leprosy and STIs, the IADVL invites IADVL Life members and SIGs to apply for grants of Rs 40,00,000 for basic sciences, clinical, laboratory-based, epidemiological or quality of life studies in all subjects.

The grant cannot be used for thesis topics, to buy instruments or equipment, or for projects longer than two years or funded by another grant. For a multicentric project, the Principal Investigator will be responsible for its satisfactory completion. While coinvestigators can be of an allied speciality, a declaration or no objection letter from the head of their department should be submitted. Investigators or coinvestigators with two or more incomplete IADVL funded research projects (as on 31st May 2018) or those who have not submitted a report or article for publication within a year of the completion of their project will not be eligible. 

The IADVL SIG Clinical Trials will comment on the applications, which can then be modified. The evaluation of the proposals will be based on originality, technological innovation, study design adequacy, feasibility and relevance of the topic. Blinded applications will be evaluated by the jury (comprising of IADVL Academy members), with projects of up to Rs 5 lakhs being preferred. Successful applicants will have to submit proof of Ethics Committee approval and registration with the Clinical Trials Registry (for drug trials and interventional studies) within 6 months. Disbursal of the grant will be in parts, as decided by the jury. Projects will have to be submitted for presentation in DERMACON and for publication within a year of completion.

The  IJDVL carries a guest editorial    
(;year=2015;volume=81;issue=2;spage=115;epage=123;aulast=Panda)  on the subject of preparing a research proposal that may be consulted when preparing the proposal.

Please apply online at  by April 30th, 2018. For any help in the submission of forms please email to
Any queries can be directed to with a copy to 

Dr Yasmeen J Bhat / Dr Rajyalaxmi K
IADVL Research Co-ordinators.

Dr KA Seetharam                                       Dr Deepika Pandhi
Chairperson, IADVL Academy               Convener, IADVL Academy

Dr Ramesh Bhat                                      Dr Umashankar Nagaraju
President, IADVL                                   Hon. Secretary-General, IADVL

Application Form IADVL Research Grants 2018
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