COMPETITIVE RESEARCH GRANTS (CRG)

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Competitive Research grants are expected to facilitate and support basic and applied scientific research for the advancement of knowledge and socio-economic development of the country while promoting capacity building of S&T personnel. It will also provide assistance to supplement the financial, physical and manpower resources available for scientific research in the scientists' own institutions.

 

DISCIPLINES:
NSF will be awarding Competitive Research Grants to undertake research in the following disciplines:

• Agriculture and Food Sciences
• Basic Sciences (Physical/Chemical/Biological Sciences)
• Biotechnology 
• Nanotechnology
• Engineering Sciences and Architecture
• Environment & Biodiversity                                                                     
• Health Sciences
• Indigenous Knowledge
• Information Communication Technology (Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, etc.)
• Library & Information Science
• Science & Technology Policy Studies
• Science Education
• Social Sciences
 

AIMS:

•To encourage researchers to utilize their knowledge for the benefit of society
• To facilitate researchers with postgraduate qualifications to enhance their career prospects
• To facilitate science/engineering graduates to pursue postgraduate research degrees
• To strengthen the infrastructure facilities for research

 

WHO CAN APPLY:

•The Applicant/Principal Investigator should have a postgraduate research degree (PhD, MPhil) and publications/patents in the relevant area.    Applicants with MSc, MD or MS qualifications should have a minimum of one-year research component in the course and publications/patents in the relevant area. Co-Investigators should have postgraduate qualifications or and research experience as evidenced by publications/patents.
• For first time applicants to the NSF, the upper limit of funds will be Rs. 2 M per project excluding allocations for Research Personnel. The grants duration will be 02 years.
• Full-time Research Students can be allocated only for Principal Investigators with a minimum of two years of postdoctoral research experience.
• Full-time Research Scientists can be allocated only for Principal Investigators with adequate research experience, as determined by the NSF.

HOW TO APPLY:

Call for Applications 2020 is closed.

 
DOWNLOADS:
  • Application form (doc, 420kb)  Sorry! Applications are now closed.  
  • Programme Brief(pdf, 310kb)

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