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Announcement for IADVL Research Grants 2020

Mar 18 2020

Dear colleagues,

Greetings from IADVL!!

To promote research in dermatology, leprosy and STIs, IADVL invites IADVL Life members and SIGs to apply for research grants for basic sciences, clinical, laboratory based, epidemiological or quality of life studies. Total budget allocated is Rs 50 Lakhs.

The research proposals with good study design, time-bound specific objectives, adequate sample size, clearly defined study subjects and variables and appropriately described statistical methods will be considered for research grant. Only duly filled and signed application forms with mandatory documents (refer to attached Application form 2) will be accepted for evaluation by reviewers.

Blinded applications will be evaluated by the members of the IADVL SIG Dermatology Clinical Research. Please refrain from including any identifier in part II of the application form, (including Clinical Trials Registry number or Institute Ethics Committee name). Comments from members of the SIG DCR shall be communicated to the principal investigator for consideration for modifications of the proposal to improve them. Final decision on suitability for funding shall be taken by a Jury, comprising of IADVL Academy members.

The following conditions are considered before allocating research grant

·       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 the 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 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 and for submission of the accounts and project report. The budget requirement of each such centre should be given separately in application form 2 along with a no objection letter from Head(s) of concerned centre(s).

·       While coinvestigators can be of an allied speciality, a no objection letter from the head(s) of concerned department(s) should be submitted.

·       Principal Investigators with two or more incomplete IADVL funded research projects (as on 31st May, 2020) 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.

Note: The Indian Journal of Dermatology Venereology and Leprology 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 through application forms and mandatory documents to be submitted are available on the website       ). The link for proposal submission will be active from 5.4.2020. The last date for submission of project proposals is 25.4.2020.

Any queries can be directed to with a copy to


Dr Ragunatha Shivanna          Dr Santoshdev P. Rathod

IADVL Research grant co-ordinators

Dr Deepika Pandhi                                          Dr Dipankar De

Chairperson, IADVL Academy                     Convener, IADVL Academy

Dr Kiran Godse                                              Dr Feroz K

President, IADVL                                        Hon. Secretary General, IADVL

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