Announcement for IADVL Research Grants 2022
Apr 04 2022
Greetings from IADVL.
To promote research in dermatology, leprosy, and STIs, IADVL invites
IADVL Life members and SIGs to apply for research grants for investigative
work in basic sciences, clinical, laboratory-based, epidemiological, or
quality of life studies.
The research proposals with a well-defined study design, time-bound
specific objectives, adequate sample size, clearly defined study subjects, and
variables, and appropriately described statistical methods will be considered
for these research grants.
Only duly filled and signed application forms accompanied with mandatory
documents (refer to attached Application form II) 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
o Projects of proposed
budget up to Rs 5 lakhs are preferable, a project with higher budget may be
considered, depending on the quality of the proposal, its relevance and
importance in Indian context, total amount available for funding, and the
number of projects short-listed for funding.
o In response to a
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 shall be approved for funding.
o At no point of time, a
principal investigator should have more than two ongoing IADVL funded projects.
In addition, the investigators will give an undertaking that this proposal is
not a part of any ongoing concurrent funded research/ postgraduate thesis
o Successful applicants
will have to submit proof of the Ethics Committee approval and registration
with the Clinical Trials Registry- India (applicable for all studies approved
for funding) within 6 months of receipt of communication on approval of
o Disbursal of the grant
will be in parts, as decided by the Jury.
o Projects will have to
be submitted for presentation during DERMACON and for publication within a year
o 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.
o 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 the
Application Form II along with a No Objection Letter from Head(s) of concerned
centre(s). The project proposal should clearly specify the details of the
Institutional Account to which the funds are to be disbursed, if a grant is
o The Principal
Investigator has to be the corresponding author mandatorily in any scientific
publication(s) arising out of the project.
practitioners applying for this grant shall get ethical approval for their
research project from Independent Ethics Committee of their area of practice
and shall need to furnish individual account details along with a signed
undertaking, as applicable for Institutional researchers.
o While Co-investigators
can be of an allied speciality, a No Objection Letter from the Head(s) of
concerned department(s) should be submitted.
Investigators with two or more incomplete IADVL funded research projects (as on
10th May, 2022) will
not be eligible to apply.
Note: The Indian Journal of Dermatology
Venereology and Leprology carries a guest editorial ( https://ijdvl.com/designing-a-research-protocol-in-clinical-dermatology-common-errors-and-how-to-avoid-them/ )(doi: 10.4103/0378-6323.152168) on
the subject of preparing a research proposal that may be consulted when
preparing the proposal.
The research protocols should be prepared in accordance with the SPIRIT
statement downloadable from: http://www.spiritstatement.org/publications-downloads/
Please apply online
The link will be active from 12th April 2022 and the last date of
submission is 10th May
The Application forms and mandatory documents to be submitted are
available in word format on the website https://iadvl.org/
Any queries can be directed to email@example.com with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Chander Grover & Dr Joyeeta Choudhary
IADVL Research Grant Co-ordinators
Dr. Lalit Kumar Gupta Dr. Rashmi Jindal
Chairperson, IADVL Academy
Dr. Rashmi Sarkar Dr. Dinesh Devaraj
Hon. Secretary General, IADVL
Download Application Form 1
Download Application Form 2