NACO-Research Fellowship 2010 Scheme

NACO invites applications in prescribed format from young researchers to provide opportunity and incentive to pursue quality and need based research in HIV/AIDS in biomedical/ clinical, epidemiological, behavioral and social disciplines.

Eligibility Criteria:

Age: Below 35 years as on 31st December 2009

Qualification: PG Students enrolled for full-time MD/MPhil/PhD degree program in relevant disciplines from any recognized Indian University/Institute.

Selection Criteria:

The selection of the candidates for award of research fellowship will be done after technical evaluation of the research plan by the panel of subject experts. Applications received will be assessed based on the following parameters:
• Relevance to NACP III strategies.
• Innovation.
• Methodology and study design.
• Academic achievement of the candidate.

The decision of the ‘NACO Technical Resource Group’ on Research and Development, in this regard will be final. Requests for reconsideration will not be entertained.

check out the links for more detailed Information:

NACO Fellowship Scheme –

NACO Official Website –
Components of Grant

NACO Research Fellowship grant will be given to the respective Institution/ Department in full for the awardees students. NACO will award up to 20 Fellowships per year for financial assistance. The maximum grant for each fellowship will be limited upto Rs 1.5 lakhs. The fellowship covers stipend (for 12 months@Rs 10,000=Rs. 1,20,000) and contingent expenditure on transport/travel, stationery, preparation of report, consumables, printing etc (Rs. 30,000/-). Applicants getting stipend from any Institution/UGC/CSIR/other source are eligible for contingency only.

Financial support will not be provided for:
• Non-expendable articles such as equipment, vehicle, furniture etc.
• Foreign travel or other expenses for visit abroad.

Procedure to Submit a Proposal

Applicants may submit the proposal in the prescribed format that can be downloaded from NACO website (

The application form will include:

1. Rationale methodology
2. Study location
3. Time line
4. Budget detail In addition,
5. Organization/Institute profile
6. Curriculum vitae of Principal Investigators/Guide and
7. Co-Guide along with publications in the relevant field should also be enclosed.

NACO will consider applications received through proper channel only with a certificate on official letter-head duly recommended by the Guide/Supervisor and Head of the Department/Institute where the candidate proposes to work.

Application form with relevant documents (5 copies) should be submitted by registered mail at the following address:

Deputy Director General (M&E)
National AIDS Control Organisation,
9th Floor Chanderlok Building,
36, Janpath, New Delhi-110001
Tel: +91-11-23325337;


Please mention on the envelop “Application for NACO-Research Fellowship”.

Important Note:
In case more than one application is submitted by a candidate, they will be automatically rejected.

The last date for the received of application is 31st Dec 2009. Application form received beyond the last date will not be considered.

Awardees of the grant will be informed by mail and the list will also be displayed on
NACO website.

Details can also be obtained from the Research and Development Division, NACO.

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