What is STSH Scholarship?

The Short Term Studentship (STSH) Program, initiated by the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH), is a unique opportunity tailored only for undergraduate Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) students. The primary aim of this program is to foster a passion for research among budding homoeopaths. Here’s a detailed overview of the STSH program:

The STSH Program is designed to introduce homoeopathic undergraduates to research methodologies and techniques. By participating in ongoing research projects or undertaking independent endeavours, students gain invaluable exposure to the research realm. This experience serves as a catalyst, inspiring them to consider research as a potential career path in the future. The program encourages students to collaborate with experienced faculty members, who act as their guides throughout the research process. The medical college or institution where the research is conducted is responsible for facilitating all necessary resources to the students.


Choosing a research topic is flexible, allowing students to explore areas of personal interest that contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge. However, topics should not focus on well-established facts.

Registration and proposal submission for STSH are completed through an online process, with confirmation sent via email. Each student may submit only one proposal, with one guide assigned per project. Duplicate entries are automatically rejected. Students must ensure accurate registration details, as changes require formal requests to the program administration.

The proposal should exclude personal identifying information. Minor alterations to aims/objectives or methodology are permissible, but major changes necessitate approval from ethics committees. Reports without ethical approval are not accepted. Collaborations with other institutions are possible with appropriate permissions, including possible ethics committee clearance.

The program does not automatically publish reports; however, students may seek publication independently. Certificates and stipends are typically disbursed after the conclusion of the program. Queries regarding the program can be directed to [email protected] or via 011-28521651. Efforts of guides are acknowledged by including their names on certificates.

Eligibility Criteria for STSH:

  • Only Indian national students enrolled in recognized homeopathic medical colleges are eligible to apply.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • The program is exclusively available for BHMS students before their final exams, excluding interns and postgraduate students.
  • Research must be conducted within the student’s own medical college, under the guidance of a full-time faculty member employed at the institution. Note: Part-time consultants/visiting faculty/ residents/ Tutors/ Pool officers/ PG students can’t be the guide for research.

Application Process for STSH:

  • STSH applications are submitted via email, no need for hard copies.
  • Interested students must register and submit their proposals to the STSH Committee via email.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be announced on the CCRH website.
  • Selected students are required to complete their projects within 6 to 9 months and submit the final report to STSH for evaluation.
  • The guide assumes overall responsibility for project conduct and report submission within the specified timeframe.
  • Selection of candidates is based on technical evaluation by a panel of experts, with final decisions made by the Council only.

The Short Term Studentship (STSH) Program comprises four parts:

Student Details (Form Part-A)

Interested students are required to register and submit their application/proposal along with their email address and other necessary details before the deadline. Duplicate registrations will lead to disqualification, and changes to student information will not be accepted at a later date. Students should provide their names in sentence cases without prefixes such as Mr./Ms. Complete postal addresses are essential for stipend delivery, and changes to addresses after registration will not be allowed. Contact telephone numbers/mobile numbers/email addresses should also be provided for effective communication. Upon registration, students will receive a Reference/Registration No. via email, which will be required for project submission.

Particulars of Guide (Form Part-B)

Guides are required to provide complete details, including name, designation, department, medical college, and current email address. The guide should select a suitable brief topic for the studentship, ensuring it can be completed within the given time frame without requiring an extension. Each guide may forward the application of only one student each year for the STSH program.

Enclosures/Attachments (Form Part-C)

Each STSH application and research proposal must be submitted along with a duly filled and attested Application Attestation Form (AAF). A passport-size photograph should be pasted on the form. Subsequently, the form must be signed by the Guide, attested, and forwarded by the Head of the Department and the Head of the Institution/Principal/Dean of the Medical College, with the stamp/seal of the institution. Once all signatures and attestations are obtained, the student must scan the form and save it as a PDF file. This PDF file must be uploaded at the time of submission.

Only one application per student is permitted, and additional proposals will be automatically rejected. Other documents such as ethics committee approval, informed consent form, case study form, and study questionnaire may be submitted at the time of application or later before the commencement of the study or along with the final report are acceptable.

STSH Application/Proposal (Form Part-D)

The proposal should include sections for Title (up to 25 words), Introduction (up to 300 words), Objectives (up to 100 words), Methodology (up to 800 words), Implications(up to 100 words), and References (up to 300 words). It should describe a brief work plan of the proposed research, including an introduction, objectives, methodology with sample size and appropriate statistical methodology, implications of the research study, and references. The proposal should not contain any identifying information of the student or guide for unbiased review by reviewers. Enclosures may be scanned and saved as PDF files for submission, ensuring the file size does not exceed 1 MB each.

Ethical Considerations:

  • Research proposals involving human participants or animals require clearance from the Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) or Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) respectively.
  • Informed consent is mandatory for research involving human participants.
  • Veterinarian / Plant-based research didn’t require such clearance


Preparing a Short-Term Studentship in Homoeopathy (STSH) Proposal/Project requires careful attention to detail and adherence to specific guidelines. Follow the below steps to create a well-prepared proposal:

  • Title (up to 25 words): Create a concise and accurate title that conveys the central objectives and variables of the study.
  • Introduction (up to 300 words): Provide the rationale behind the work to help reviewers understand and appreciate the objectives. Describe the significance of the study, defend the model, and specify gaps in existing knowledge or controversies. Support your discussion with appropriate references.
  • Objectives (up to 100 words): Specify the kind of knowledge the study aims to obtain. Objectives should be specific, and achievable, and may include stated hypotheses.
  • Methodology (up to 800 words): Describe all procedures to achieve the objectives and justify the study design, including techniques and procedures. This may involve specifying the study type, study population, sample size, intervention (if applicable), data collection procedures, instruments used, quality control measures, confidentiality, plan of analysis/statistical tools, and ethical considerations.
  • Implications (up to 100 words): Describe the expected outcomes or gains from the research, either in terms of knowledge acquired by the student or scientific advancement.
  • References (up to 300 words): Provide appropriate references from recent journals or literature supporting the proposed research.

Ensure that your project adheres to these guidelines to create a comprehensive and well-structured proposal for the STSH program.

Result Announcement:

  • Results of the selection process are typically announced between September to December of the respective year.
  • Sanction letters are not issued individually; instead, students can access the results or selected candidates’ lists on the CCRH website.
  • The Council’s decision regarding candidate selection is final, and requests for reconsideration are not entertained.
  • The Council will offer a total scholarship amounting to Rs. 25,000/- (twenty-five thousand only) to the candidates who are selected for the program.
    (Please note that the scholarship amount is subject to change.)

In conclusion, we have provided you with comprehensive guidance on preparing a Short Term Studentship in Homoeopathy (STSH) Proposal/Project. If you have any queries or require further assistance, please feel free to comment below. Additionally, we encourage you to follow us on social media platforms where we remain active, providing updates and additional resources. For more detailed information about the STSH program, we recommend visiting their official website. Thank you for your attention, and we look forward to assisting you further on your research journey.

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