Centre Announces Exclusive Women's Portal For Research Grants And Funds, To Become Functional With Effect From 1 April
The Centre has announced start an exclusive women's portal for research grants and funds, which will become functional with effect from 1 April.
While addressing the International Women’s Day celebration programme organised by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh informed that the CSIR has decided to start exclusive research grants for women scientists under CSIR-ASPIRE and an exclusive portal in this regard will be available from 1 April 2023.
The special call inviting proposals from women scientists will open the same day, the Science and Technology Ministry said in a release on Thursday (9 March).
It should be noted that the proposal for inviting research grant proposals from women scientists under extramural research scheme, was approved during the 200th meeting of the Governing Body of CSIR on 17 December 2022 under the chairmanship of Union Minister Jitendra Singh.
Only women scientists across the country will be eligible to apply for research grants to carry out R&D in major disciplines of science and engineering including Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering Sciences and inter/trans disciplinary sciences.
The funds will be provided for staff (JRF/SRF/RA), contingency and minor equipment.
The total budget of a research proposal including research fellow’s stipend should generally not exceed the limit of 25-30 lacs, the ministry said.
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