Public Health Research Initiative (PHRI)

Public Health foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB, A Statutory Body under Department of Science and Technology (DST)) aims to set up an extramural fund to provide the Indian researchers focused on public health from institutions of repute, as per an established process.

PHRI will enable young Indian researchers to carry out clearly defined research project at a Place of their choice up to a period of 12-18 months.

Project Duration and Cost

These grants will be awarded for research studies of public health importance in India. The Estimated amount of the available research grant is limited to 30 Lakh INR per fellowship. The total duration of the grant will not exceed more than 12-18 Months.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must possess a Post-Graduate degree from an accredited institution in any domain related to public health, including medical and non-medical sciences, nutrition, physiotherapy, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, social sciences, law and humanities. It would be desirable if the applicant has a doctoral degree. (Applicants related to Biomedical, Biophysics and biochemistry are excluded from PHRI fellowships)

 Age Criteria

Applicants should not be more than 40 years of age as on 15th October, 2018, age relaxation of 5 years is applicable for female and SC/ST/OBCs applicants. 

Application procedure

Candidates are requested to apply online
a) Online application formats with detailed guidelines are available at the website

How To apply

Online please visit
Public Health Research Initiative (PHRI) Fellowship: 2018

Online submission will close by 31st October, 2018 after 11.59 PM.

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Guidelines for Submitting a proposal

This should include the

  1. Title of the study
  2. Overall goal
  3. Broad Objective
  4. Specific objectives
  5. Methodology
  6. Analysis plan
  7. Expected outcome
  8. Timeline
  9. Implications for future research
  10. References
  11. Dissemination and publication plan
  12. Itemized budget along with justification for each item
  13. Curriculum vitae of investigator listed in the grant application

Word limit:  Not more than 3000 words (excluding references, Dissemination plan, Itemized budget and Curriculum Vitae) Font Style: Times New Roman Font Size: 12 with Line Spacing 1.5

Kindly note following should be mentioned while sending the grant application:

 Area of work: – Area proposed by candidate should be clearly defined research area in any aspect of Public Health like Public Health Nutrition, Non Communicable Diseases, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Policy etc.

Place of work: – A project site in India, depending on the demand of the research study.

The PHFI reserves the right to reject the fellowship application in case candidate DOES NOT FULFIL minimum qualification or supplies any false information.

Public Health Research Initiative (PHRI) Fellowship: 2018