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Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, Coimbatore-10


Funding Agencies

1. Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)


http://dae.nic.in/

Name of Schemes
 R&D Project  Dr. K.S. Krishnan Research
 Symposium/Conference/Workshop Associateship
 DAE Young Scientists Research  Visiting Scientists
Award  Homi Bhabha Chair Professorship
 DAE Young Scientists Research  DAE Graduate Fellowships
Award  DAE Graduate Fellowships for Ph.D.
 Raja Ramanna Fellowship  DAE-SRC Award

Areas of research support


 Industrial Applications of Radiation
 Medical Applications of Radiation
 Radiobiology/Radiation Dosimetry/Radiation Protection
 Applied Chemistry in Nuclear Industry
 Techniques for radioactive waste management
 Applied Metallurgy/Radiometallurgy
 Thermal Hydraulics/Fluid Structure Interactions
 Civil and Structural Engineering
 Safety Evaluation Methodology
 Applications of computers and appliances

When and how to submit a proposal


Ten copies of the application for research proposals for the year should be submitted to
on or before November 30.

Contact Address
The Scientific Secretary / Programme Officer BRNS Secretariat
Department of Atomic Energy, 1st Floor, Central Complex,
BARC, Trombay, Mumbai-400 085.

The Scientific Secretary / Programme Officer, BRNS Secretariat


Department of Atomic Energy, 1st Floor, Central Complex,
BARC, Trombay , Mumbai-400 085 . Tel. No: (022) 25505223/ 25593946/25595331/
25595386 Fax: (022) 25505151/ 25519613,
E-mail: drppc@barc.ernet.in/ trehan@barc.ernet.in/ gnpandey@barc.ernet.in
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2. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)


www.csir.res.in/home.asp

Name of Schemes
 CSIR Programme on Youth for Leadership in Science (CPYLS)
 Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)
 Senior Research Fellowship (SRF)
 Research Associate (RA)
 Senior Research Associate (SRA) (Scientist's Pool)
 Emeritus Scientist
 Visiting Associateship
 Research Scheme
 Sponsored Research Scheme
 Indian Language Journal
 Travel Grant
 Grant for holding Symposium/Seminar

When and how to submit a proposal


Applications for research grants can be submitted at any time during the year. The
research proposal should be submitted in the prescribed proforma (Form-C & Form-CI).
The application should be forwarded, through the Head of the concerned institution
duly certified that (i) the core facilities are available and will be provided to the
investigator(s) to work on the proposed scheme, and (ii) the department/Institute will
discharge all its obligations, particularly in respect of management of the grants given

When and how to submit a proposal


Any time during the year

Contact Address
The Head
Human Resource Development Group
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR Complex,
Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi – 110 012
3. Department of Environment & Forests, GOI (DEF)
http://envfor.nic.in/

Name of Schemes
 Research Projects Funded
 Environmental Research Programme (ERP)
 Ecosystems Research Scheme (ERS)
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 Eastern and Western Ghats Research Program (E&WGRP)


 Man & Biosphere Reserves
 Mangroves and Coral Reefs
 Wetlands
 National River Conservation Programme
 Wildlife Conservation
 Climate Change
 Biodiversity Conservation

When and how to submit a proposal


Throughout the year

Contact Address
Dr. G.V. Subrahmanyam,
Adviser (RE)
Ministry of Environment and Forests,
Room No. 548, Paryavaran Bhawan,
CGO Complex, Lodi Road,
New Delhi -110 003.
Tele-fax: 91-11-24364594.
E-mail: sv.godavarthi@nic.in

4. Department of Information Technology


http://deity.gov.in/content/representative-list-thrust-areas-project-funding

Name of Schemes
 Microelectronics & Nanotech  Electronics in Health
 Development Programme  Human Computer Interface - TDIL
 Technology Development Council  E- Commerce & Info-Security
 Convergence, Communication &  IT for Masses (Telemedicine)
 Strategic Electronics  Media Lab Asia
 Components & Material  Photonics Development
Development  Industrial Applications
 Programme

When and how to submit a proposal


Project proposals (3 hard copies) in the standard application format, available on Deit Y
website (deity.gov.in), may be sent by the Chief Investigator (CI), duly forwarded by the
Head of the Institution.
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Areas of research support


The thrust areas of R&D in CC&BT group includes Next Generation Communication,
Convergent and Network Technologies, Green Communication, Cloud Communication,
Broadband Wireless technology deployments specially for rural connectivity, Big Data
Analytics for societal applications and disaster management, wearable computing,
mobile computing, Internet of Things (IoT), e-Mobility, 5G and beyond and Strategic
Electronics.

 Cloud Communication
 Big data analytics for societal applications & disaster management
 Internet of things and CPS
 4G and Beyond
 Broadband applications integrated with NOFN project
 Strategic Electronics
 Next Generation Communication & Convergence technologies
 Green Communication and Scavenging energy from ambient EM
 radiation.
 Wireless sensor networks
 Convergence of wired/wireless networks and fixed mobile convergence.
 Wireless Technology deployments for rural connectivity
 Development of IP based products/services & Low Cost Broadband
 Internet access devices
 Digital addressable systems, Multilingual broadcast applications
 ICT applications in strategic sector with focus on safety, security and
surveillance.
 Satcom products for use in distance education, telemedicine and other e-
governance applications.
 Initiate studies in cutting edge technologies and development of road map.

Contact Address
The Secretary
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology;
Department of Information Technology,
Block-6, Electronics Niketan, CGO Complex;
Lodi Road, New Delhi

For Further Information


Shri B. M. Baveja
Scientist G and Group Coordinator, R&D in CC&BT
Telephone: +91-11-24363071
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Fax: +91-11-24363071
Email: bmbaveja AT mit.gov.in

5. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR)


www.igcar.ernet.in/
Name of Scheme
Research Projects
When and how to submit a proposal
Throughout the year

Areas of research support

Chemical sciences:
Chemical thermodynamics, Solid state and high temperature chemistry,
Electrochemistry, Spectroscopy and laser, Radiochemistry, Advanced separation
techniques, Actinide Chemistry, Trace and ultra-trace analytical techniques and
Chemical sensors.

Physical sciences:
Condensed Matter Physics: Investigations on behaviour of materials at low
temperatures, high pressures and magnetic fields to explore novel properties of
materials, Materials Physics: Investigations of defect properties of solids using ion
beams and positrons and Computer simulations of material properties; Studies on
surfaces and nanomaterial, and exploration of materials for sensors and detectors.
Investigating phase transitions and dynamics in soft matter.

Engineering sciences:
Robotics and Development of Intelligent machines, Thermal Hydraulics and Structural
Mechanics, Design of critical components, Modeling studies, Post-accident Safety
Analysis, Wireless networking, Parallel computing, Embedded and Simulator systems,
Non-destructive Evaluation and Reliability, Chemical Process Design and Modeling.

Life sciences:
Aquatic ecology, biofilms, bioremediation, nanobiotechnology, biofouling and
environmental monitoring

Contact Address
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research,
Department of Atomic Energy,
Kalpakkam, Tamilnadu – 603102
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6. Indian Space Research organization


Name of Scheme
Research Projects, Seminar, Conference, Symposia

When and how to submit a proposal


The proposals should preferably be submitted in the areas of Space Science, Space
Technology and Space Application. There is no last date for submitting proposals.
Areas of research support

 Processing of minerals in high temperature plasma furnaces.


Synthesis of novel reagents for solvent extraction.
Development of environmentally benign processes for value addition to
beach sand minerals.
 Development of process for the production of high purity rare earths
Energy saving measures in mineral processing.
Development of non-nuclear applications for thorium and light rare earths in Indian
Industries.
Development of uses of rare earths in smart materials.
Recovery of heavy rare earths from phosphoric acid.
Non conventional value addition of sillimanite and garnet.
 Recovery of nuclear materials from various secondary sources.
 Indigenization and import substitution of process equipments and chemicals

Contact Address
Scientific Secretary,
ISRO Head Quarters,
Department of Space,
Antariksh Bhavan,
New BEL Road,
Bangalore 560 231
E-mail : scientificsecretary@isro.gov.in

7. Ministry of Earth Science, GOI, New Delhi (MOES).


Name of Schemes
Seminars, Symposia, Workshop and Conference

When and how to submit a proposal


Throughout the year

Areas of research support


The Thrust Areas are Polar Sciences, Ocean Observation and Information Services,
Ocean Technology, Coastal Zone Management, Marine Non-Living Resources, Marine
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Ecology & Biology, Drug from Sea, Climate Change, Cyclones in Indian Ocean,
Earthquakes, Weather Forecasting and Information to people, Agro Advisories to
farmers, Gas Hydrates Science and Technology, Marine Pearl Culture, Deep Sea Marine
Living Resources, Benthos and Ecology; Submersibles Development, Fresh water from
Sea, Ocean Energy & Technologies, Sea Health Monitoring, Marine Environment
modeling, Ocean State Forecasting, On-going Ministry Societal programmes, Tsunami
Early Warning System, Carbon , N and P Cycle, Pale climatic studies. Sea level changes „
Carbon sequestration, Water Cycle-sea to air to land interaction, cloud seeding and
others.

Contact Address
Head of the Division
Dr. N.Khare, Director/Scientist-F,
Government of India, Ministry of Earth Sciences,
“PRITHVI BHWAN”, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003

8. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy


Name of Schemes
 Research Projects
 Seminars & conferences
When and how to submit a proposal

The Ministry provides support to universities, academic institutions/colleges, non-


governmental organizations, Government Departments, etc. for organizing workshops,
seminars, conferences to provide a forum for professionals, students, policy-makers,
managers, economists, industry representatives, etc., to interact and share their views
on identified thrust areas related to renewable or any other emerging area impinging
on technology, innovation in regard to renewables

Areas of research support

Rural Energy; Solar Energy; Energy from Urban & Industrial Wastes; Power Generation-
Wind, Biomass, Small Hydro; New Technologies- Chemical Sources (fuel cells),
Hydrogen, Ocean & Geothermal Energy; etc.

Contact Address
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Block-14, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road,New Delhi-110 003, India.
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9. Department of Biotechnology (DBT)


www.dbtindia.gov.in

Name of scheme(s)
1.Agriculture 6. Infrastructure Facilities
2. Bioinformatics 7. International Cooperation
3. Biotech Product and Process 8. Medical Biotechnology
Development 9. Bioresources
4. Basic Research 10. Plant Biotechnology
5. Human Resource Development 11. Societal Developments

When and how to submit a proposal


Proposal may be submitted in the prescribed format any time during the year.

Areas of research support


 Animal Biotechnology  Food Biotechnology
 Aquaculture and Marine  Medical Biotechnology (Vaccines,
biotechnology Diagnostics,
 Basic Research in Biotechnology  Drug Development, Human Genetics
 Biofuels & Genome
 Bioinformatics  Analysis, Seri Biotechnology, Stem
 Biological Control of Plants pests, Cell
diseases and weeds  Biotechnology)
 Bioprospecting and Molecular  Microbial Biotechnology
Taxonomy  Plant tissue Culture
 Biotech process engineering and  Human Resource Development
industrial biotechnology  Nano Biotechnology
 Biotechnology of Medicinal and  Women Biotechnology &
Aromatics plants Programme for Rural
 Biotechnology of Silkworms and  Areas and SC/ST population
host-plants  Jai Vigyan National S&T Missions
 Crop Biotechnology  Patent Facilitation
 Environment & Conservation
Biotechnology

Contact Address
Scientist In-charge
Project Registry Cell
Department of Biotechnology Block 2, 7th Floor
C.G.O. Complex, Lodi Road
New Delhi – 110 003

10. Department of Coal (DOC)


Name of scheme(s)
 Science & Technology (S&T)
 Development of technology/system and its successful transfer for commercial
applications.
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When and how to submit a proposal


The proposal in prescribed form can be submitted any time during the year.

Areas of research support


 Production, Productivity & Safety
 Coal Beneficiation & Coal Utilization
 Environment & Ecology
Contact Address
General Manager (S&T)
Central Mine Planning & Design Institute
Department of Coal Gondwana Place, Konke Road Ranchi – 834 008
(Jharkhand)
Tel. No: (0651) 2231148, Fax. No: (0651) 2231447
E-mail: cmpdihq@cmpdi.co.in

11. Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)


Website: www.moes.gov.in/

Name of scheme(s)
 Assistance for Research Projects (ARPs) in Ocean Sciences (MRDF)
 Manpower Training for Ocean Research & Management (MMDP)

When and how to submit a proposal


The proposal (six copies) in the prescribed format can be submitted any time during the
year.

Contact Address
The Director
Ocean Research & Manpower Development Programme
Department of Ocean Development Block 12, CGO Complex,
Lodi Road New Delhi – 110 003
Tel. No.: (011) 24306839, 24362278
Fax No.: (011) 24360336,24360779

12. Department of Science and Technology (DST)


Website: www.dst.gov.in
Name of scheme(s):
1. Deep Continental Studies (DCS)
2. Himalayan Glaciology (HG)
3. Indian Climate Research Programme (ICRP)
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4. Instrument Development Programe (IDP)


5. International S&T Cooperation (ISTC)
6. Joint Technology Projects under STAC/IS-STAC
7. Monsoon and Tropical Climate (MONTCLIM) & Agrometeorology
8. Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS)
9. Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Support Fund (PRDSF) Programme
10.Programme Advisory Committee on Earth Sciences (PAC-ES): R&D Projects Scheme
11.Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC)
12.Science & Society Programmes (SSP)
13.Seismology Programme (SP)
14.State Science & Technology Programme (SSTP)
15.Technology Development Programme (Joint Technology –Technology System
Programme)
16.Utilisation of Scientific Expertise of Retired Scientists (USERS)

When and how to submit a proposal


Any time during the year in the prescribed proforma.

Contact Address
The Head
Earth System Sciences Division
Department of Science and Technology Technology
Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi – 110 016
Tele: (011) 26590342
E-mail: sivaji@nic.in

13. Indian Climate Research Programme (ICRP)


Website: www.dst.gov.in

When and how to submit a proposal


Any time during the year

Contact Address
The Director
Earth Systems Science Division
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan, New Delhi – 110016
Tel. No: (011) 26512514, 26590469
FaxNo: (011) 26516076, E-mail: psrao@nic.in
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14. Instrument Development Programme (IDP)


Website: www.dst.gov.in

When and how to submit a proposal


Any time during the year in prescribed format. Twenty (20) copies of the project
proposal required to be submitted in format which can be downloaded from the
website.

Contact Address
The Adviser & Head (IDP)
Instrument Development Programme
Department of Science & Technology Technology
Bhawan, New Delhi – 110016
TeleFax No: (011) 26963695, E-mail: laxman@nic.in

15. International S&T Cooperation (ISTC)


Website: www.stic-dst.org

When and how to submit a proposal


Joint research projects may be submitted any time in the year in a specific format which
can be downloaded from the website.

Contact Address
The Head
International Division
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan, New Delhi-110016
T el. No: (011) 26590438, Fax: (011) 26862418

16. Joint Technology Projects under STAC/IS-STAC


Website: www.dst.gov.in
When and how to submit a proposal
Any time during the year in the prescribed form.

Contact Address
Adviser IS-STAC
Ministry of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110 016
Tel. No: (011) 26960203. Fax. No: (011) 26960203
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17. Monsoon and Tropical Climate (MONTCLIM) & Agrometeorology


Website: www.dst.gov.in
When and how to submit a proposal
Any time during the year.

Contact Address
The Head
Earth Systems Service Division
Department of Science & Telchnology
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi – 110 016
Tel. No: : 011-26590418, Fax. No.: 011-26516076, E-mail: acharyad@nic.in

18. Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS)


Website: www.nrdms.gov.in
When and how to submit a proposal
20 (Twenty) copies of the proposal in prescribed format can be submitted at any time
during the year. Since, budget is being allocated/monitored at quarterly basis, the
research proposals should flow at regular intervals for submission.

Areas of research support


i) Spatial Data Technologies (SDT).
ii) Advanced Technology Application in High Resolution Spatial Data Gathering: Remote
Sensing Technologies
• Microwave Remote Sensing including SAR Interferometry
• Airborne Laser Terrain Mapping
• High Resolution Satellite Images
• Use of thermal Remote Sensing

Adoption of New Technologies

• Application of Global Positioning System


• Use of Ground Penetration Radar

iii) Land & Water Management at local level.

• Data Infrastructure Development


• Technology Development
• Technology Transfer

iv) Technology Transfer and Capacity Building.

• Technology Transfer Infrastructure


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• Training
• Technology Transfer & Capacity Building v) Landslide Hazard Mitigation &
Management
• Micro-zonation of vulnerable areas
• Slope stability analysis
• Monitoring of high risk zones
• Design of suitable preventive measures

Contact Address
The Head (NRDMS)
Department of Science and Technology
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi – 110 016
Tel. No: (011) 26519530, Fax. No: (011) 26519530
E-mail: siva_k@nic.in / bhoopsingh@nic.in

19. Pharmaceuticals Research and Development Support Fund (PRDSF)


Programme
Website: www.dst.gov.in
Name of Scheme
Soft Loan for Pharma Industrial R&D Projects

When and how to submit a proposal


Any time during the year in the prescribed format which can be downloaded from the
website

Areas of research support


• Annovative/cleaner process technology for known drugs/key intermediates, where
India has a competitive advantage.
• Any component/stage in the innovation chain of new drug development.
• Chiral synthesis of drugs.
• Resolution of racemic drugs.
• Clinical studies.
• Development of new formulations and standardization/testing of traditional
formulations.

Contact Address
The Adviser & Head (TDT)
Department of Science and Technology
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110 016
T elefax: 011-26510686, E-mail: laxman@nic.in
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20. Programme Advisory Committee on Earth Sciences (PAC-ES):


www.serc-dst.org.

Name of Scheme
R&D Scheme

When and how to submit a proposal


Project proposals can be submitted any time throughout the year, for consideration
under this scheme.20 copies of the proposal printed on A4 size paper, properly stapled
with electronic copy on a floppy/CD, in MS Word format.

Areas of research support


• Himalayan Geology • Paleoclimatic studies
• Sequence Stratigraphy • Nano-geology
• Mesozoic of Kutchch • Geo-botany
• Basin Modelling • Tectonic Geomorphology
• Geo-hydrology • Quantitative Geomorpholog

Contact Address
Scientist-F
Member-Secretary PAC-ES Earth System Sciences Division
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110016
Tel. No : (011) 26590289, Fax : (011) 26516076, E-mail : prithvi@nic.in
Website: www.dst.gov.in

21. Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC)


Name of scheme(s)
 SERC (Basic Sciences)
 SERC (Engineering)
When and how to submit a proposal
The project proposals can be submitted any time right through the year. The proposal
has to be documented as per the format available in the SERC website: www.serc-
dst.org . Special initiatives with specific cut off dates under various programmes under
the SERC scheme are advertised in journals like Current Science, University News etc.

Areas of research support


SERC support extends to all areas of Science & Engineering such as Chemical Sciences,
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical
Sciences, Physical Sciences and interdisciplinary areas including Nano Science &
Technology etc.
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Contact Address
Head SERC Division
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110 016
Tel.No: (011) 2653 4998, Telefax: (011) 2696 3695
E-mail: venktesh@nic.in, Website: www.serc-dst.org

22. Nano Science & Technology Initiative (NSTI)


Website: www.serc-dst.org
Name of Scheme
R&D Scheme

When and how to submit a proposal


The project proposals can be submitted any time right through the year. The proposal
has to be documented as per the format available in the SERC website: www.serc-
dst.org . Special initiatives with specific cut off dates under various programmes under
the SERC scheme are advertised in journals like Current Science, University News etc.

Areas of research support


Research areas in Nano Science & Technology

Contact Address
Head SERC Division
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110 016
Tel.No: (011) 2653 4998, Telefax: (011) 2696 3695, E-mail: venktesh@nic.in

23. Intensification of Research in High Priority Areas (IRHPA)


Website: www.serc-dst.org
Name of Scheme
Research Project Proposal

When and how to submit a proposal


The project proposals can be submitted any time right through the year. The proposal
has to be documented as per the format available in the SERC website: www.serc-
dst.org

Areas of research support


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IRHPA support extends to all areas of high priority in Science & Engineering such as
Materials Science, Surface Science, Plasma Physics, Solid State Chemistry,
Macromolecular Crystallography, Ultrafast processes, Biomedical Engineering, Robotics,
Low temperature high magnetic field phenomena, Neurobiology etc.

Contact Address
Head SERC Division
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110 016
Tel.No: (011) 2653 4998, Telefax: (011) 2696 3695
E-mail: venktesh@nic.in

24. Fund for Improvement of S&T Infrastructure in Universities and Higher


Educational Institutions (FIST)
Website: www.serc-dst.org
Name of Scheme
Research Project Proposal

When and how to submit a proposal


Applications for inviting proposals from eligible Departments in the universities and
other higher educational institutions are advertised with specific cut-off date. The
proposal has to be documented as per the format available in the SERC website.

Areas of research support


The facilities provided under the Program are intended to support the efforts of the
Department as a whole or a number of faculty members in the Department

Contact Address
Head SERC Division
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan New Mehrauli Road New Delhi – 110 016
Tel.No: (011) 2653 4998, Telefax: (011) 2696 3695, E-mail: venktesh@nic.in

25. Opportunities for Young Scientists (FAST TRACK Scheme)

When and how to submit a proposal


The project proposals can be submitted any time right through the year. The proposal
has to be documented as per the format available in the SERC website: www.serc-
dst.org .
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Areas of research support


Scheme support extends to all areas of Science & Engineering such as Chemical Sciences,
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical
Sciences, Physical Sciences and interdisciplinary areas including Nano Science &
Technology etc.

Contact Address
Head SERC Division
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110 016
Tel.No: (011) 2653 4998, Telefax: (011) 2696 3695
E-mail: venktesh@nic.in, Website: www.serc-dst.org

26.. Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facilities (SAIF) USERS


Website: www.serc-dst.org

The instrument facilities provided by the SAIFs are being utilized by about 8,000 users
from academic institutions, R&D laboratories and industries from all over the country
every year and are one of the major sources of sophisticated analytical instruments for
research workers from many of the institutions who do not have access to such facilities
at their institutes. The users from almost all the universities in the country are using the
facilities at the SAIFs. The users also include about 800 industries including MNCs, large
and small industries in the areas of chemicals, agro-chemicals, petro-chemicals, drugs
and pharmaceuticals, food processing, soaps and detergents, cement, metallurgy,
electronics etc.

General Information

The facilities provided by the SAIFs may be utilized by any user/organization on


payment of nominal charges. The details about the procedure for using the facilities and
the charges for sample analysis, information about short term courses/training
programmes/workshops etc. can be obtained from the respective Heads of the SAIFs or
the websites of the Facilities (Annexure 1V).
Contact Address
Head SERC Division
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan New Mehrauli Road New Delhi – 110 016
Tel.No: (011) 2653 4998, Telefax: (011) 2696 3695, E-mail: venktesh@nic.in
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27. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)

Engineering
Stream EA: Students enrolled in I year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. and having secured a
minimum of 60% marks in Mathematics and Science subjects in XII Standard Board
Examination.

Stream EB: Students enrolled in second year B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. and having a I Class in
the first year exam of B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.

Medicine
Stream MA: Students enrolled in second year M.B.B.S. and having secured a minimum
75% marks in Science subjects in XII Standard Board Examination.

When and how to submit a proposal


The scheme is announced in national newspapers. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
is coordinating the programme on behalf of DST.

Areas of research support


The scheme would provide scholarships and contingency grants to selected students
and also monetary support for the following activities for them as part of this
programme:

• Summer training with reputed scientists


• Summer training in R&D laboratories/industries/NGOs
• Project work in summer on problems of local relevance
• Summer training on experimental methods in identified institutions
• Orientation visits to R&D laboratories/industries/NGOs
• Participation in seminars/symposia etc.
• Purchase of books, periodicals in science and technology

Contact Address
Head SERC Division
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan New Mehrauli Road New Delhi – 110 016
Tel.No: (011) 2653 4998, Telefax: (011) 2696 3695,
E-mail: venktesh@nic.in, Website: www.serc-dst.org

28. Science and Society Programes (SSP)


Website: Website: www.dst.gov.in, www.scienceandsociety-dst.org

Name of scheme
Science and Technology Application for Rural Development (STARD)
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When and how to submit a proposal


Proposal can be submitted in prescribed format any time of the year, which can be
downloaded from the website

Areas of research support


 Water Management: Exploration, harvesting and purification of water in rural areas.
 Land, water and cover management through scientific and technological inputs for
value- addition and income generation.
 Construction: Use of local resources, upgrading local skills and techniques for
constructing affordable houses conforming to a minimum acceptable comfort level
inclusive of improved domestic drainage and waste disposal.
 Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Aquaculture; Effective use of inputs, integrated
farming system, post-harvest technology including low-cost storage, preservation
and processing.
 Engineering Services: Design, development and up gradation of farm and non - farm
tools and machinery, cost effective energy appliances for value addition & income
generation.
 Rural industries: R&D projects in the area of rural process industries.
 Establishment of Rural Technology Parks as technology resource centres for
technology back-up/support system in both farm and non-farm sector, and
 Innovative project proposal related to above-mentioned areas for Technological
 Interventions in Mountain and hilly Eco-systems (TIME).

Contact address
The Head
Science & Society Division
Department of Science & Technology Technology, Bhawan New Delhi – 110016
Tel. No: (011) 26590383
29. Science and Technology for Women (S&T for Women)

When and how to submit a proposal


Proposal can be submitted in the prescribed format any time of the year which can be
downloaded from the website

Areas of research support


 Specific science and technology application programmes to solve the problems of
women in different regions such as hill, coastal and arid.
 Research and development on post-harvest technology and agricultural implements
used by women to improve productivity and reduce drudgery.
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 Utilization of agricultural and animal residues through technologies, which provide


opportunities for income generation.
 Improved practices for higher income in new technological areas.
 Sustainable utilization & value addition to natural resources.
 Research, development and demonstration programmes on key issues pertaining to
women’s health and nutrition.
 Design, fabrication and improvement of tools implements, equipment and
instruments used by women in different occupations in formal and non-formal
sectors.
 Upgradation of traditional skills for utilization of available resources and providing
means for women to enter into the organized sector or for starting entrepreneurial
production or service units.
 Selective studies on issues concerning women scientists and engineers.
 Providing opportunities to Women scientists after a break in career.

Contact address
The Head
Science & Society Division
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi – 110016
Tel. No: (011) 26590383
Website: Website: www.dst.gov.in, www.scienceandsociety-dst.org

30. Science and Technology Application for Weaker Sections (STAWS)

When and how to submit a proposal


Proposal can be submitted in the prescribed format any time of the year which can be
downloaded from the website.

Areas of research support


 Action oriented innovative field programmes in technology demonstration and
utilization implemented by S&T field groups working with artisans, landless labour
and other weaker sections of the societies.
 Technology generation and adaptation programme by S&T institutions, undertaken
in cooperation with, and as back up to the programmes of S&T field groups; and
 Programmes to help the traditional artisans with a view to organize them for better
earning/ reduced drudgery through innovative skill development, training
programmes, workshops and adaptive research and development.

Contact address
The Head
Science & Society Division
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Department of Science & Technology


Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi – 110016
Tel. No: (011) 26590383
Website: www.dst.gov.in, www.scienceandsociety-dst.org

31. Scheme for Young Scientists and Professionals (SYSP)

When and how to submit a proposal


Proposal can be submitted in prescribed format any time of the year which is available
on website.

Areas of research support


The young scientists can either (a) attempt a field implementation of an idea which is
already known or (b) develop techniques for solving problems which do not have any
suggested solutions at present. The scheme is directed towards capability building of
the young scientists in application of S&T in societal areas. The broad areas are listed
under STARD, STAWS, S&T for Women, TSP and SCP which can be seen/downloaded
from the website.

Contact address
The Head
Science & Society Division
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan,
New Mehrauli Road New Delhi – 110016
Tel. No: (011) 26590383
Website: www.dst.gov.in, www.scienceandsociety-dst.org

32. Tribal Sub Plan (TSP)

When and how to submit a proposal


Proposal can be submitted in the prescribed format any time of the year which is
available on website.
Areas of research support
 Effective and sustainable utilisation of available natural resources including None
Timber
 Forest Produce (NTFP).
 Land use, ecology, environment, energy and health.
 Development, demonstration and extension of viable technology models;
 Value addition to products based on traditional skills.
 Application of science and technology for human resource development.
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 Sensitizing activists of voluntary agencies, scientists of laboratories, project


officers
andrelated agencies to S & T approach for tribal development through short-
term
intensive workshops and/or long-term training courses.
 Awareness generation to possible technology options;
 Other activities, which would complement these objectives, like workshops,
seminars,
publications.

Contact Address
The Head
Science & Society Division
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi – 110016
Tel. No: (011) 26590383
Website: www.dst.gov.in, www.scienceandsociety-dst.org

33. Special Component Plan (SCP)

When and how to submit a proposal


Proposal can be submitted in the prescribed format any time of the year which is
available on website.

Areas of research support


 S&T intervention for sustainable development and income generation amongst
scheduled caste artisans/farmers.
 S&T intervention for improving skills and efficiency of artisans engaged in
traditional occupations.
 Optimizing the design of commonly used equipment, machinery, rural transport
vehicles to increase income, reduce drudgery and improve general health and
well being
 Simultaneously sharpening their competence for undertaking repairs and
maintenance.
 Development of functional capability among SC and other weaker sections of
population for improving their socio-economic conditions and drawing them
away from stigmatized occupations.

Contact address
The Head
Science & Society Division
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Department of Science & Technology


Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110016
Tel. No: (011) 26590383
Website: www.dst.gov.in, www.scienceandsociety-dst.org

34. Seismology Programme (SP)


Website: www.serc-dst.org.
When and how to submit a proposal
The proposals can be submitted any time during the year as per the guidelines/format
laid down by DST. The details of the guidelines for preparation of Research Proposal are
available on the web-site.

Areas of research support


Projects on the various aspects of earthquakes including: Seismotectonic studies, GPS
based Crustal Deformation studies, Geotechnical investigations, Seismic Tomography,
Offshore Seismicity, Microzonation, Damage Scenario studies and Hazard Consciousness
and Human Resource Development.

Contact Address
The Head
Seismology Division
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110 016
Tel. No: (011) 26590458, Fax. No: (011)26962742, E-mail: venktesh@nic.in

35. State Science & Technology Programme (SSTP)


Website: www.dst.gov.in
When and how to submit a proposal
The proposal in the prescribed format can be submitted any time during the year.

Areas of research support


Programmes may focus on multi-sectoral area based approach to rural/regional
development. These areas would be so identified where S&T intervention could
significantly improve the existing socio-economic conditions. DST would welcome
proposals having clearly established linkages of S&T to overall development of the State.
The area identified should have potential to contribute in socio-economic upliftment of
the people of the state.

Contact Address
Adviser & Head (Technology Development and Transfer Division)
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Department of Science & Technology


Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110 016
Telefax: (011) 26510686, E-mail: laxman@nic.in

36. Technology Development Programme


Website: www.dst.gov.in

When and how to submit a proposal


Twenty copies of the proposal can be submitted in the prescribed format any time
during the year.
Areas of Research Support
Under the programme, only those projects/activities are supported for which “proof of
concept” has already been established. The proposals aimed at Applied Research &
Development are encouraged. Proposals involving basic/exploratory research are not
considered under the programme.

Some of the areas in which proposal can be submitted are illustrated below:
• Glass Technology Upgradation Programme.
• Gold Technology Upgradation Programme
• Vision related (eye disease) activities
• Bio-Molecular Electronics/ Conducting Polymer Electronics, Non-invasive and other
Biosensors.
• Water Purification and rural micro-water management
• Bio-degradable/ bio-medical polymers
• Information and communication Technology Systems for application in rural areas.
• Waste utilization and Management
• Application of Surface engineering techniques for rejuvenation of traditional Crafts.
• Ceramic Technology Programme
• Structural Technology for distress diagnostics, industrial-building systems etc.

Contact Address
Adviser & Head
Technology Systems Programme
Department of Science & Technology Technology Bhavan,
New Mehrauli Road New Delhi – 110 016.
Tele fax: (011) 26510686/26523027, E-mail : laxman@nic.in, sbajpai@nic.in

37. Utilisation of Scientific Expertise of Retired Scientists (USERS).


Website: www.serc-dst.org
When and how to submit a proposal
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The project proposals for consideration under the USERS Scheme can be submitted any
time throughout the year
Areas of research support
Broad Areas of Science and Engineering.
Contact Address
The Head
SERC Division
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110 016
Telefax No: (011) 26963695, E-mail: venkatesh@nic.in

38. Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR)


Website : www.dsir.gov.in
Name of scheme
Technology Promotion, Development and Utilization Programmes & its Components

Who can submit a proposal?


A scheme for granting recognition to in-house R&D units set-up by industry, is operated
by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR). For the purpose of the
recognition, R&D units have to apply to DSIR as per prescribed proforma. The proforma
and other details about the scheme are available at DSIR website:
http://www.dsir.nic.in/forms/rdrecog.doc

When and how to submit a proposal


Any time during the year in the prescribed format.

Areas of research support


• Recognition to In-house R&D units established by corporate industry.
• Recognition to non-commercial Scientific and Industrial Research Organisations
• Registration of Public Funded Research Institutions, universities and others.
• Fiscal incentives for Scientific Research administered by DSIR.

Contact Address
The Head
Industrial R&D Promotion Programme
Department of Scientific & Industrial Research
Ministry of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110016
Tel.No : (011) 26567373,Fax : (011) 26960629, E-mail : srv@nic.in, rra@nic.in
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39. Technology Development and Demonstration Programme


Website : www.dsir.gov.in

When and how to submit a proposal


Any time during the year in the prescribed format.

Areas of research support


 R&D Project for development of a new/improved product resulting in Prototype
development and ending with demonstration in commercial environment.
 R&D Project for development of a new/improved product resulting in establishment
of process know-how, development of process equipment and demonstration of
yield, efficacy etc. in a Pilot plant.

Contact Address
The Head
Technology Development and Demonstration Programme
Department of Scientific & Industrial Research
Ministry of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi – 110016
Tel. No : (011) 26960629 Fax : (011) 26516078
E-mail : srv@nic.in, asrao@nic.in

40. Technopreneur Promotion Programme


Website : www.dsir.gov.in

When and how to submit a proposal


Five copies of the proposal should be submitted in the prescribed format any time of the
year, which can be downloaded from the website.

Areas of research support


• An original idea for development of science & technology.
• Patenting for immediate commercial implication.

Contact address
The Head
Technopreneur Promotion Programe (TePP)
Department of Scientific & Industrial Research
Ministry of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110016
Tel. No : (011) 26960629, Fax : (011) 26516078, E-mail : srv@nic.in, asrao@nic.in
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41. Technology Management Programme


Website : www.dsir.gov.in

When and how to submit a proposal


Any time during the year in the prescribed format.

Areas of research support


 Providing assistance in efficient transfer of technology, through information in
respect of foreign collaborations approved and analysis of such approvals as well as
focused studies.
 Enhancing knowledge base in respect of technologies specific to the nation,
including rural based technologies and region/sector specific technologies by
undertaking analytical studies, technology status and development studies.
 Providing information to industry, Government departments and researchers
through targeted research studies and policy research.
 Promoting industry-institute interaction by setting up resource centers on
technology management in appropriate locations.

 Enhancing academic interest and contribution through active collaborations and


memorandums of understanding with academic institutes.
 Initiating State level agencies and research organizations to take up activities in the
realm of Technology Management.
 Information dissemination on Technology Management related aspects through
newsletters, portals, manuals, and other forms.
 Promoting an understanding of Technology Management in the Indian scenario
through case studies of manufacturing and research organizations in the country,
distinguished technologists lecture series etc, and
 Conducting tailor-made management development programmes, awareness
programme focussed training courses, seminars and conferences on specific
technology management issues and providing guidance to trainers as well.

Contact Address
The Head
Technology Management Programme
Department of Scientific & Industrial Research
Ministry of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110016
Tel. No: (011) 26960098 (Direct), 26567373 Extn.: 256, Fax : (011) 2696 0098 / 2696
0629 / 2686 8607, E-mail : srv@nic.in; sabhat@nic.in

42. International Technology Transfer Programme


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Website : www.dsir.gov.in

When and how to submit a proposal


Any time during the year in the prescribed format

Areas of research support


• Documentation of Technology Export Performance and Capabilities.
• Showcasing and Demonstration of Technology Export capabilities.
• Facilitation of Technology Transfer and Trade at the Firm Level.

Contact Address
The Head
International Technology Transfer Programme
Department of Scientific & Industrial Research
Ministry of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi – 110016
Tel.No: (011) 26866123 / 26567373, Fax : (011) 2696 0629, E-mail : srv@nic.in,
ashwani@nic.in

43. Consultancy Promotion Programme


Website : www.dsir.gov.in

When and how to submit a proposal


Any time during the year in the prescribed format

Areas of research support


Strengthening consultancy capabilities:

 Support R&D efforts of consultancy organisations and consultancy efforts of national


 R&D organizations.
 Support for pilot studies, infrastructural facilities, etc, for commercialization of
indigenous know-how.
 Support for studies related to assessment of National Consultancy Needs and
 Capabilities in various sectors / fields.
 Support for Skill Upgradation, Training, Quality Management etc., to Consultants.
 Support for developing consultancy capabilities in emerging and newer areas
including
 IPR, Bio-Technology, new materials, etc.
 Consultancy for Venture Capital.

Contact Address
The Head
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Consultancy Promotion Programme


Department of Scientific & Industrial Research
Ministry of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110016
Tel.No: (011) 26518103, 26868607 (Direct) Fax : 00-91-11-26960629
E-mail : srv@nic.in, rajkumar@nic.in

44. Technology Information Facilitation Programme


Website : www.dsir.gov.in
When and how to submit a proposal
Any time during the year in prescribed format which can be downloaded from the
website.

Areas of research support


To facilitate strengthening the resource base of information available and provide a
mechanism for optimal utilization of the resources in the country. TIP would also
facilitate collaborative research among industries and institutions.

Contact Address
The Head
Technology Information Facilitation Programme
Department of Scientific & Industrial Research Ministry of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110016
Tel.No: (011) 26565329, Fax : 00-91-11-26565329, E-mail : srv@nic.in, alh@nic.in

45. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Name of the scheme(s)


 Ad-hoc Research Schemes : Open-ended Research (Ad-hoc Projects) on the basis of
applications for grants-in-aid received from scientists in non-ICMR Research
Institutes located in different parts of the country
 Senior Research Fellowship/Research Associate
 Junior Research Fellowships
 Emeritus Medical Scientist Scheme (for retired medical scientists and teachers, the
 Council offers the position of Emeritus Scientist to enable them to continue or take
up research on specific biomedical topics.)

When and how to submit a proposal


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Proposals are received throughout the year on the prescribed format, which can be
obtained on request from the Director-General, ICMR. Forms can also be downloaded
from ICMR website (http://www.icmr.nic.in/adhocform.doc).

Thirty copies of the complete project proposals application along with a copy in
electronic mode are to be submitted. All projects involving research on human
beings/animals must be cleared by the Human Ethics Committee/ Animal Ethics
Committee of the respective institute.

Areas of research support


Financial support is provided by the Council in all areas related to health and
biomedical sciences. However, following are the priority areas identified by the ICMR:

Communicable diseases including viral diseases, cholera and enteric diseases,


tuberculosis, leprosy, malaria, filariasis, kala-azar, vector control etc.
Reproductive health including fertility control.
 Maternal & Child Health.
 Nutritional and major metabolic disorders.
 Primary health care, alternative health care systems.
 Non-communicable diseases including cancer, mental health, cardiovascular,
neurological, ophthalmic and haematological disorders, oral health,
gastroenterology, urology etc.
 Occupational and other environment related health problems i.e. asthma.
 Drug research including medicinal plants and indigenous/or traditional systems of
medicine.
 Basic medical research in disciplines such as anatomy, allergy, anthropology,
physiology, biochemistry, immunology, cell & molecular biology, genetics,
pharmacology, hematology.

Note: For latest thrust areas & format/guidelines refer to ICMR website
http://www.icmr.nic.in/thrust/thrust.htm.

Contact Address
Director General
Indian Council of Medical Research
V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan
Post Box No. 4911, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi- 110029
Tel.No: 91-11-26588895, 91-11-26588980
91-11-26588707, 91-11-26589794, 91-11-26589336
Fax: 91-11-26588662
E-mail: icmrhqds@sansad.nic.in, Website: www.icmr.nic.in
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46. India Meteorological Department (IMD)


Website: www.imd.gov.in

Name of scheme(s)
Research in meteorology and allied disciplines.

When and how to submit a proposal


Six copies of the proposal can be submitted any time during the year in the prescribed
format.

Areas of research support


Topics related to advancement of knowledge in the fields of meteorology and
atmospheric sciences, with particular reference to the Indian region.

Contact Address
The Director General of Meteorology
Antarctic & Project Evaluation Cell, DGM’s Office
India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Mausam Bhawan, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003
Tel. No: (011) 24618241 to 7 Extn. 4318, Fax: (011) 24699216, 24623220
E-mail: apec@mail.imdmail.gov.in

47. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) - Department of Space

Name of Scheme(s)
 ISRO Sponsored Research Programme (RESPOND)
 Space Science Promotion (SSP)

When and how to submit a proposal


The proposal in the prescribed format is to be submitted any time during the year.

Areas of research support


Space science, application, technology, space communication, earth resources survey,
meteorology and satellite geodesy.

Contact Address
Scientific Secretary, ISRO New BEL Road, Bangalore 560 231
Indian Space Research Organisation E-mail:
HQ, scientificsecretary@isro.gov.in
Department of Space,
Government of India Director, RESPOND
Antariksh Bhavan,
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Indian Space Research Organisation E-mail: director-


HQ, respond@isro.gov.in
Department of Space,
Government of India, Antariksh
Bhavan,
New BEL Road, Bangalore 560 231
48. University Grants Commission (UGC)

Name of Schemes
 Conference/Seminar/ Workshops/Symposia
 Faculty Research Promotion Schemes (FRPS)
 Major Research Project
 Minor Research Project

When and how to submit a proposal
The proposal may be sent any time during the year however, the proposal will
be evaluated by the Commission twice in a year.

Areas of research support


The University Grants Commission strives to promote teaching and research in
emerging areas in Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages, Literature, Pure sciences,
Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, Medical, Agricultural Sciences etc. The emphasis
would be supporting such areas that cut across disciplines and subjects such as health,
gerontology, environment, biotechnology, nanotechnology, stress management, WTO
and its impact on economy, history of science, Asian philosophy and many other areas
as would be identified by subject experts.

Contact Address
University Grants Commission
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi – 110 002

49. Science and Engineering Research Board


(http://www.serb.gov.in/contact.php)

Name of Schemes
 Materials, Mining & Minerals Engineering
 Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering & Robotics

How and when apply?


The Scheme is open throughout the year. Collaboratator (Co-Investigator, if the
proposed work requires such collaboaration, even if he/she is from different
institutions) is also allowed. PI is requested to submit the proposal in the
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designated format. Care should be taken to write a detailed proposal with


updated literature survey, bringing novelty of the work. List of Publications
during the last 5 years with all the authors name should be included as part of the
bio-data of the PI’s. The Board funds all the areas, and it does not discriminate
between discipline, areas, applied or basic. It looks for novelty and the possibility
of value addition to the existing knowledge in the area. There is no upper limit to
the funding. The PI is requested to propose a realistic budget which is required to
implement taking into account the resources and infrastructure available at the
institution. The grant is provided for manpower, equipment, consumables,
national travel, contingencies and overheads are provided.

Contact Address
Secretary
Science and Engineering Research Board
5 & 5A, Lower Ground Floor
Vasant Square Mall
Sector-B, Pocket-5, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110 070

50. All Indian Council for Technical Education


(www.aicte.ernet.in)
http://www.aicte-india.org/schrps.php

Name of Schemes
 Research Promotion Scheme (RPS)
 National Coordinated Project (NCP)
National Facilities In Engineering & Technology With Industrial
collaboration (NAFETIC)
 Modernization & Removal Of Obsolescence In Technical Education (MODROBS)
 Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC)
 Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC)
 Travel grant (TG)
 Staff Development Programme (SDP)
 Emeritus Fellowship (EF)
 Career Award For Young Teachers Scheme (CAYT)
 Visiting Professorship (VP)

When and how to submit a proposal

The proposal may be sent any time during the year

Areas of research support


 Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering
 Architecture & Town Planning, Civil Engineering, Fine Arts & Crafts
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 Electrical, Electronics, Electronics & Communication and related subjects


 Computer Science/Technology/Engineering
 Mechanical Engineering
 Pharmacy
 Management
 Materials and Metallurgy
 Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Textiles, and Others
 National Facilities in Engineering and Technology with Industrial collaboration
(NAFETIC)

Contact Address
All India Council for Technical Education
7th Floor, Chandralok Building,
Janpath, New Delhi-110001

51. Central Power Research Institute

Name of Schemes
 Research Scheme on Power – (RSOP),
 Research Scheme on River Valley Projects (RSRVP),
 Research Scheme on Flood Control (RSFC)
 Research Scheme on Plasticulture Development (RSPD)
 Funds for Research Schemes under RSRVP and RSFC were provided by Ministry of
Water Resources and for RSOP by Ministry of Power.

When and how to submit a proposal


Applications for research grants can be submitted only at the time of notification of
project. The research proposal should be submitted in the prescribed format.

Contact Address
Central Board of Irrigation & Power
Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi – 110021
Telephone +91-11-2611 5984/2688 2866/2410 1591, Fax: +91-11-2611 6347
E-mail: cbip@cbip.org

52. The World Academy of Sciences ( TWAS)


http://twas.org/

Name of Schemes
 TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Consortia)
 TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Groups)
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 TWAS Research Grants Programme in Basic Sciences (Individuals)


 TWAS-COMSTECH Joint Research Grants

When and how to submit a proposal


The deadline for receiving applications is 31 May each year.
Individual applicants must with a PhD and some research experience, but at the
beginning of their careers. They should hold positions at universities or research
institutions in one of the OIC countries. As a general rule, the grants are awarded to
competent scientists under the age of 40 years.
Applications should preferably be submitted by e-mail to
researchgrants@twas.org. The first page of the application must bear the handwritten
or electronic signatures of the applicant and the head of the applicant's institution.

Areas of research support


 Chemistry  Material science
 Physics  Renewable energy
 Mathematics
 Engineering Sciences
 Information Technology
Contact Address
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste - Italy

53. Ministry of Power, Central Power Research Institute (CPRI)

Name of Scheme
Research Scheme on Power (RSoP)

When and how to submit a proposal


Research proposals can be sent any time during the year to CPRI.The individual project
funding is in the range of Rs 5 lakhs to 30 lakhs.The formats for submission of proposal
and other details pertaining to the scheme are available on the CPRI Web site (URL:
http://www.cpri.in) or can be obtained by writing to Head, R&D Coordination Division.
Proposals prepared in the format should be submitted through the head of the
respective institution to CPRI. The Principal Investigator is normally required to make
presentation on the proposal to the RSoP Expert Committee.

Areas of research support


 State-of-art New Technology Demonstration Projects in Generation Sector
 Reduction of cost of power generation
 Coal fired plants- life extension
 Waste Heat Recovery Systems
 Advanced NDT Inspection Technologies
 Design and Development of Last Stage Steam Turbine Blades
 Establishment of Advanced facilities for coal combustion
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 Steam Generator condition assessment model through neutron activation


techniques
 Development of sensor systems for online fuel calorific value & un-burnt carbon
in ash measurement

Contact Address
Joint Director(R&D) ,
Central Power Research Institute ,
Ministry of Power; P B No.8066 ,
Bangalore 560 080
http://powersearch.cpri.res.in

54. Ministry of Water Resources (MOWR)


www.wrmin.nic.in
Name of Schemes
 Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP)
 Repair, Renovation & Restoration (RRR) of Water Bodies
 Flood Management Programme
 Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP)

When and how to submit a proposal


The proposal may be sent any time during the year
INC Subject Domain
INCH Management of Floods, Hydraulic Structures River and Estuarine
Hydraulics, River Morphology, Ground Water
Hydraulics, Instrumentation for Seismic and Geophysical Measurements,
Open Channel Flow, Pipe Flow, Hydraulic Machinery, City Water Supply
and Ports and Harbours
INCOH Meteorology, Surface Water Hydrology, Evaporation Control, Ground
Water Hydrology and Management, Instrumentation, Real Time Systems,
Application of GIS and Remote Sensing
INCID Irrigation, Drainage, Agronomy, Water Management, Environmental
Impact and Socio- Economic Aspect of Water Resources Projects,
Plasticulture Development, Geo-textiles
INCGE Rock Mechanics & Tunneling Technology; Soil Mechanics & Foundation
Engineering; and Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques
INCCMS Construction Materials, Concrete Technology and Structures

Contact Address
Director, R&D Division,
PP Wing, Ministry of Water Resources 1st floor,
Wing –4, West Block – 1,
R K Puram, New Delhi-110066.
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55. Aeronautics Research & Development Board

Name of Schemes
 Conferences / workshops / seminars / symposia
 Grants-in-aid for build up of basic facilities / infrastructure
 Grand in aid for research and development project

When and how to submit a proposal


Proposals can be sent any time during the year
The proposal is required to be submitted online through ardb.drdo.gov.in along with
two hard copies to the AR&DB secretariat for financial support from the Aeronautics
R&D Board for setting up of facilities. The proposal should be submitted directly by the
institutions concerned in the same format as for a project. Alternatively the proposals
can also be submitted on another email id: kuldeep@hqr.drdo.in.

Areas of research support


Aeronautical science

Contact Address
Secretary,
AR&DB,
Defence Research & Development Organization
332, 'B' Wing,
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 011

56.The Space Applications Centre, GOI, Ahmedabad (SAC)

Name of Schemes
Research Project Proposal

When and how to submit a proposal

The proposals should preferably be submitted in response to announcements made by


ISRO for such purpose from time to time. There is no last date for submitting proposals.
Decisions on support are generally taken twice in a year, during February-March and
August-September. Each proposal must name a Principal Investigator from the
institution forwarding the application. There may also be co-investigator(s) from
different institutions working on the project. But satisfactory completion of a project will
be the responsibility of the Principal Investigator and his institution.

Areas of research support


Space Science, Space Technology and Space 8 Application

Contact Address
Director
Space Applications Centre, ISRO
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Ambavadi Vistar P.O. Ahmedabad - 380 015


e-mail: director@sac.isro.gov.in, http://www.sac.gov.in

57. Naval Research Board

Name of Schemes
Research Projects/ Seminar/Workshop

When and how to submit a proposal


Project applications will be assessed and sanctioned twice in a year.i.e 01 May and 01
Nov. Only proposals received 3 months prior to these dates will be evaluated

Areas of research support


Materials. Hydrodynamics, Sonar, Signal behavior, Ocean Environment, Scientific
computing, Marine systems

Contact Address
Respective Panel Heads, OR
(b) Member Secretary
Naval Research Board
Defence Research & Development Organization
Dte of Naval R&D, 3rd Floor, DRDO Bhawan
Rajaji Marg, New Delhi - 110011
Tele: 011-23007333, Fax: 011-23017492
E-mail: dnrdoff@hqr.drdo.in
Mumbai-400 001.MaharashtraINDIA
Website: www.nbhm.dae.gov.in/

58. Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA)

Areas of research support


Sectors of Interest: Industrial, Transport, Domestic & Agricultural Sectors

When and how to submit a proposal


Specific Date for proposals is not mentioned
Application format for submitting project proposal is available on PCRA website.
Proposals (in 2 hard copies and 1 soft copy) on the above lines are invited from reputed
R&D Establishments, Technical Institutions and Industries.

Contact Address
Director (R&D) Petroleum Conservation Research Association
Sanrakshan Bhawan, 10 Bhikaji Cama Place,
New Delhi-110 066 Ph: 011-2686 3805,
Fax: 011-26183054 Email: dirps2@pcra.org
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59. National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM)

Name of Schemes
 Financial support for  Conferences
 Libraries  Research projects
 Book distribution  Postdocs
 Visiting professorship
When and how to submit a proposal
Specific Date for proposals is not mentioned

Contact address:
National Board for Higher Mathematics
Department of Atomic Energy
1st floor,O.Y.C.Building,C.S.M. Marg

60. Tamilnadu State Council for Science &Technology

Name of Schemes
 Tamilnadu Scientist Award (TANSA)
 Student Project Scheme (SPS)
 Science & Technology Projects (STP)
 Popularization Of Science Activities
 Young Scientists Fellowship Scheme (YSFS)
 Joint Projects with Dst, GOI
 Partial Financial Assistance For the Conduct of Symposia
 Young Student Scientists Programme (YSSP)

Areas of research support

 Agriculture,  Biological Sciences,


 Environment,  Veterinary Sciences & Medical
 Physical Sciences, Sciences etc.,
 Engineering and Technology,

Contact Address
Member Secretary
Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology
Sardar Patel Road, DOTE Campus,Chennai 600 025
Phone: +91 44 2230 1428, Telefax: +91 44 2230 1552,
E-mail: ms.tanscst@nic.in
enquiry.tanscst@nic.in

61. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research


www.tifr.res.in/index.php/en/
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Name of Scheme
Research Projects

When and how to submit a proposal


Specific Date for proposals is not mentioned. Through the year we can apply

Applications are invited under this scheme from young scientists of exceptional
intellectual calibre. The fellowship is fixed at a high level in the range Rs. 55,000 –
75,000 (consolidated, in addition to HRA as per rules) depending on the qualification
and post-doctoral experience. The scheme is applicable to the candidates with at least
one year of.

Areas of research support


Physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science and science education.

Contact Address
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India
Phone: +91-22 2278 2000
Fax: +91-22 2280 4610, 2280 4611

62. The Defiance Research & Development Establishment, Gwalior.(DRDE)

Name of Schemes
1. Seminars / Symposia / Presentation / Courses etc.
2. Research Projects
3. Inviting Eminent Scientists / Engineers / from abroad to attend Conferences /
Symposia / workshops etc. In india
4. Conducting Intensive Short Courses of Current interest to Aeronautics Including
Missiles
5. Award of flying scholarship to aeronautical R&D scientists and students
6. Grants in Aid for deputation abroad

When and how to submit a proposal


The proposals for Grants-in-aid for conducting seminar / symposia, presentation, short
courses etc. should be submitted to Secy. AR&DB at least 3 months in advance. The
proposal in twenty copies should be forwarded to Secretary AR&DB complete with all
information as stipulated in Performa for Seminars / Presentations etc. The proposal
should bring out the professional background of the invitee and his contributions /
achievements in his field of specialization. The relevance of the invitation to the
identified gaps in technology & benefits accruing to our country in terms of our
programmes should clearly be brought out.
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Areas of research support


 Aerodynamics Panel  Structures Panel
 Aerospace Resources Panel  Systems/ Systems Engineering
 Materials & Manufacturing Panel
Panel  Special Interest Group for Micro
 Propulsion Panel Aircraft

Contact Address
The Secretariat of Aeronautics R&D Board
(Directorate of Aeronautics,
Ministry of Defence (R&D),
A Wing, DRDO Bhawan, New
Delhi – 110 105).

63. Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB)

Website:://oidb.gov.in/
Name of Schemes
Research Projects

When and how to submit a proposal


Throughout the Year

Areas of research support


Environments, Energy

Contact Address
Oil Industry Development Board
3rd Floor, Tower C, Plot No. 2, Sector – 73, Noida

64. Department of Non - Conventional Energy Sources (DNES)


(www.mnre.gov.in)

Name of Schemes
 Industry/Institution Participation in Research and Development Projects
 To encourage public as well as private industrial sector for research and
development in NRSE sector on cost sharing basis
 Research Projects/ Seminar/ Conference/ Workshops

Areas of research support


 Bio-energy  Solar Photovoltaic Energy
 Bio-energy Resource  Solar Thermal Energy
 Biomass Conversion  Wind Energy
 Bio-Fuels  Small Hydropower Development
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 Tidal Energy
 Hydrogen Production/ Supply  RD&D in Hybrid Renewable
 Battery Operated and Hybrid Energy Technologies
Vehicles  Energy Storage Systems
 Geothermal Energy
Contact Address
Director (R&D)
R&D Division,
Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources Block No. 14,
C.G.O. Complex, Lodi Road,
New Delhi – 110003

65. International Foundation for Science


http://www.ifs.se/
Name of Schemes
Research Projects
Areas of research support

Biological Resources in Terrestrial Systems

This includes but is not limited to: research on biodiversity, forestry, animal production,
crop science, underutilized species, natural products, renewable energy and climate
variability, and technical research on all forms and aspects of food production; also,
aspects of the social, economic, cultural and historical context for current and future
practices, use and management of natural resources as well as the fostering of socio-
economic resilience.
Water and Aquatic Resources
This includes but is not limited to: water resources availability, conservation, use, and
issues associated with water-related institutions; research on freshwater, brackish and
marine aquatic organisms and their environments, as well as human and community
access to such resources in the protection and improvement of their livelihoods.

Food Security, Dietary Diversity and Healthy Livelihoods

This includes but is not limited to: research encompassing agricultural and livestock
production systems including socio-economic and farming systems research, research
on the conditions for the enjoyment of food security beyond food production,
distribution and overall availability, and also research on access to food or resources for
food for socio-economic resilience and improved livelihoods, health and well-being in
rural and urban areas.
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Contact Address
IFS Secretariat
International Foundation for Science (IFS)
Karlavägen 108, 5th floor
SE-115 26 Stockholm, Sweden
Email: info@ifs.se, Telephone: +46 8 545 818 00, Fax: +46 8 545 818 01

66. Third World Network of Scientific Organizations


Name of Schemes
Grants to Institutions in the South for Joint Research Projects
When and how to submit a proposal

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 December of each year.

Areas of research support

 Biotechnology  Soil Erosion and


 New Materials Desertification
 Microelectronics  Floods and Earthquakes
 Information Technology  Biodiversity
 Space Technology  Atmospheric Pollution
 New and Renewable  Toxic and Chemical Waste
Energies  Fresh Water Resources

Contact Address
Third World Network of Scientific Organizations (TWNSO)
C/o The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
Strada Costiera 11 — 34014
Trieste – Italy Phone: +39 040 2240-683 Fax: +39 040 2240-689 E-mail:
info@twnso.org

67. TWAS-COMSTECH JOINT RESEARCH GRANTS


http://twas.org/opportunities/research-grants
Name of Scheme
TWAS RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAMME IN BASIC SCIENCES (GROUPS)
Under this scheme, grants are awarded to promising high-level research projects in
Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics carried out by research units in the 81
S&T-lagging countries identified by TWAS.

Areas of research support


Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
When and how to submit a proposal
Every Year 31 May
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Contact Address
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste - Italy
General contact: info@twas.org

68.Indian Council of Social Science Research


Website: http://www.icssr.org/

When and how to submit a proposal

Research proposals will be invited each year, through some national dailies. EPW,
University News and the ICSSR Web-site in the month of April each year. The complete
proposals including the following documents should reach to the ICSSR by 15th JUNE.

Areas of research support

(i) Economics / Commerce / Management / Business Administration; (ii) Sociology and


Social Anthropology / Social Work / Demography / Gender Studies; (iii) Political
Science / International Relations / Geography / Public Administration; (iv) Psychology
/ Education /Criminology; (v) Other-Linguistics / legal Studies / National Security
Studies etc.

The scholars are requested to indicate under which category /disciplines their proposal

Contact Address
The Director,
Research Projects Division, ICSSR,
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, JNU Institutional Area, New Delhi.- 110067

69. Department of Ocean Development (DOD)


Website: www.dod.nic.in
Name of scheme(s)
1. Assistance for Research Projects (ARPs) in Ocean Sciences (MRDF)
2. Manpower Training for Ocean Research & Management (MMDP)

Areas of research support


Newly emerging and front-line areas of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Marine Coastal
Ecology, Marine Biology, Marine Microbiology, Coastal Marine Culture Systems, Marine
Benthos, Beach Placers, Ocean Engineering and Under Water Robotics

Contact Address:
The Director, Ocean Research & Manpower Development Programme
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Department of Ocean Development, Block 12, CGO Complex, Lodi Road


New Delhi – 110 003 ,Tel. No.: (011) 24306839, 24362278 ,Fax No.: (011)
24360336,24360779
E-mail: venkat@dod.delhi.nic.in ,

70. Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council


http://www.bmtpc.org/

Name of Scheme
Research Projects

When and how to submit a proposal


The Principal Investigator should submit five hard copy and softcopy of the duly
approved project/research proposal.
Every Year July

Areas of research support


Building Materials & Construction Technologies:
To promote development, standardization, mechanization and large scale field
application of proven innovative and emerging building materials and technologies in
the construction sector.

Capacity Building and Skill Development:


To work as a Training Resource Centre for capacity building and promotion of good
construction practices to professionals, construction agencies, artisans and marketing
of building technologies from lab to land.

Disaster Mitigation & Management:


To promote methodologies and technologies for natural disaster mitigation,
vulnerability & risk reduction and retrofitting/ reconstruction of buildings and disaster
resistant planning for human settlements.

Project Management & Consultancy:


To undertake project management and consultancy services including appraisal,
monitoring and third party inspection of housing projects under the various
Central/State Schemes.

Contact Address
The Executive Director
Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council
Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Govt. of India
Core 5A, 1st Floor, India Habitat Centre
Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003
E: mail skg@bmtpc.org & raiamit@hotmail.com