Dr Arun Fotedar Memorial Award for PhD scholars of AIIMS



Late Dr Arun Fotedar earned his PhD in the Department of Biochemistry, AIIMS in 1983. This award has been instituted in his memory by an endowment from his family.



All PhD scholars (including those who have submitted their thesis) are eligible to apply. Less than a year should have elapsed between the viva and the last date for submission of the application. The PhD scholar must have published a paper or have a paper accepted for publication. The paper must be based on work done primarily at AIIMS.


  • The PhD scholar must submit a copy of the paper (published or accepted; for accepted papers please enclose proof of acceptance) along with a brief CV and passport size photograph. She/he should preferably be the first author of the paper. The Chief Supervisor of the scholar needs to certify that the paper is based on work done primarily at AIIMS. If the corresponding author of the paper is different from the Chief Supervisor, this certificate will need to be provided by the corresponding author also.
  • The award amount is Rs. 10,000.
  • The last date for submitting applications is 16 August. The award would be given during the Annual Dinner of the AIIMSONIANS, held every year on 1st October.


Please submit applications to:

Dr Neerja Bhatla
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
AIIMS, New Delhi 110029
Tel: 4991 (Int); email: aiimsoniansoffice@gmail.com

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