Announcement Details


Mar 05 2019

Dear All,


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

The grant cannot be used for thesis topics, to buy instruments or equipment, or for projects longer than two years or partly 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. Principal Investigators with two or more incomplete IADVL funded research projects (as on 31st May, 2019) 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. 


Blinded applications will be evaluated by the members of the IADVL SIG Clinical Studies. Please refrain from including any identifier in part II of the application form, i.e. Clinical Trials Registry number or Institute Ethics Committee name. Comments from members of the SIG shall be communicated to the principal investigator for consideration for modifications in the proposal so as to improve them. Final decision on suitability for funding shall be taken by a Jury, comprising of IADVL Academy members. While, projects of proposed budget up to Rs 5 lakhs are preferable, a project with higher budget may be considered, depending on quality of the proposal, relevance and importance in Indian context, total amount available for funding and number of projects short-listed for funding. In response to single round of announcement for research funding an applicant can submit more than one proposal, however, the project that ranks higher amongst the ones shortlisted, if any, shall be approved for funding. At no point of time, a principal investigator should have more than two ongoing IADVL funded projects. Successful applicants will have to submit proof of Ethics Committee approval and registration with the Clinical Trials Registry (applicable for all studies approved for funding) within 6 months of receipt of communication on approval of funding. 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 Indian Journal of Dermatology Venereology and Leprology carries a guest editorial (;year=2015;volume=81;issue=2;spage=115;epage=123;aulast=Pandaon the subject of preparing a research proposal that may be consulted when preparing the proposal.


Please apply online through

 (link will be active from 15th March, 2019) by April 15th, 2019. Please note applications will be accepted only through this link.

Any queries can be directed to with a copy to and



Dr Rajyalaxmi K

IADVL Research grant co-ordinator


Dr KA Seetharam                                           Dr Deepika Pandhi

Chairperson, IADVL Academy                      Convener and Chairperson designate,

                                                                        IADVL Academy


Dr P. Narasimha Rao                                      Dr Umashankar Nagaraju

President, IADVL                                           Hon. Secretary General, IADVL


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