Sources for procurement research grants – international agencies, Government and private bodies.
Introduction • Research funding is a term generally covering any funding for scientific research, in the areas of both "hard" science and technology and social science. • Sources of research funding, • corporations • government • Some small amounts of scientific research are carried out by charitable foundations. • Total research funding in most developed countries is between 1.5% and 3% of GDP
Government-funded research • Many governments of developed countries provide considerable funds for scientific research as well as social science research. • Much of this is not intended to provide concrete results that may be commercialisable, although research in scientific fields may lead to results that have such potential. • Most university research is aimed at gaining publication in peer reviewed academic journals.
Government-funded research allows basic science. • Government-funded research into such matters as the nature of quantum mechanics or the existence of water on Mars. • For example, Decades of research into quantum mechanics have made possible work on quantum computing, which is now expected to be an even greater leap forward in computing technology than the development of the microchip.
Northern and Central America • US • National Institutes of Health: biomedical research. • National Science Foundation: fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. • Canada • Canada Foundation for Innovation: research infrastructure. • Canadian Institutes of Health Research: health research. • Genome Canada: genomics. • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council: natural sciences and in engineering. • Networks of Centers of Excellence : partnerships between university, government and industry. • Minister of Research and Innovation (Ontario)
Asia • INDIA • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) • Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) • Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoepathy (AYUSH) • Department of Biotechnology (DBT) • Department of Coal (DOC) • Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) • Department of Science and Technology (DST) • Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) • India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MOCIT) Department of Information Technology Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MFPI) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Ministry of Power, Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MOSJE) Ministry of Water Resources (MOWR) Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) University Grants Commission (UGC)
Pakistan National ICT R&D Fund (Pakistan): The Government of Pakistan has mandated that a certain percentage of gross revenue generated by all telecom service providers be allocated to development and research of information and communication technologies.
Europe (EU) • UK • Arts and Humanities Research Council • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) • Medical Research Council (MRC) • Science and Technology Facilities Council Charities • Ireland • Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology • Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) • Science Foundation Ireland
Switzerland • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). • The innovation promotion agency CTI (CTI/KTI) . • Ressortforschung des Bundes. • Eidgenössische Stiftungsaufsicht. • Netherlands • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO). • Agentschap NL.
Corporate And Private Research In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, most scientific and technological research was carried out by individual inventors using their own funds. A system of patents was developed to allow inventors a period of time to commercialize their inventions and recoup a profit, although in practice many found this difficult. In the twentieth century, scientific and technological research became increasingly systematized, as corporations developed, and discovered that continuous investment in research and development could be a key element of success in a competitive strategy. Privately-funded research is profit oriented.
AICTE • The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is a Statutory Body established by the Government of India through Act No. 52 of 1987 with a view to proper planning and coordinated development of Technical Education (TE) system throughout the Country. • Technical Education includes the fields of Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Town Planning, Management, Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Pharmacy and Applied Arts & Crafts.
Schemes operated by the AICTE • Travel Grant : Enables meritorious teachers to interact at international level Conference / Seminar / Symposium etc. Teachers from AICTE approved Technical Institutions / University departments are eligible for this grant. • Seminar Grant : provides a forum for interaction of academicians and working professionals and opportunity for sharing of innovations and inventions. AICTE approved Technical Institutions / University departments are eligible for this grant. Professional bodies, registered societies, national agencies are also eligible provided that the seminar is organized in collaboration with AICTE approved Technical Institutions / University departments imparting technical education.
Career Award for Young Teachers : identifies young talented teachers for promoting their professional growth by enabling them to devote maximum time in research and study with minimum teaching responsibility. • Post Graduate Scholarship Scheme : In pursuance of the policy framework for Promotion of Post-Graduate Education and Research in Technical Education as announced by Ministry of Human Resource Development, AICTE is implementing and running PG Scholarship scheme in the field of technical education for the study of post graduate students in Engineering and Technical institutions.The students who qualify GATE examination get valid score card in different subject fields and become eligible for GATE scholarship under existing PG Scholarship Scheme. A valid GATE scorer receives scholarship.
Completed application should be sent to :- The Adviser (FD) All India Council for Technical Education 4th Floor, NBCC Place, Bhishma Pitamah Marg Pragati Vihar, New Delhi – 110 003 Fax No.: 011 – 24369632 EPABX No.: 011 – 24369619-22 E-mail : email@example.com
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research • Foreign Travel Grant (for young Scientist / Research Scholars not in regular employment) • Symposium Grant :The applications must be received at least three months before the event. • The Award of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize For Science and Technology • RESEARCH GRANTS • CSIR Program on Youth for Leadership in Science
Research Scheme / Sponsored Research Schemes • Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship (SPMF) • Emeritus Scientist • Visiting Associateship
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize • The Prize is given each year for outstanding contributions to science and technology • SSB Prizes, each of the value of Rs 5,00,000 (Rupees five lakh only), are awarded annually for notable and outstanding research, applied or fundamental, in the following disciplines: (1)Biological, (2) Chemical, (3) Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary, (4) Engineering, (5) Mathematical, (6) Medical, and (7) Physical Sciences. • Any citizen of India engaged in research in any field of science and technology up to the age of 45 years ,Overseas citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) working in India are also eligible.
CSIR RESEARCH GRANTS • The assistance is provided by way of grants to Professors/Experts in regular employment, in the universities, IITs, post-graduate institutions, recognised R&D laboratories both in public and private sectors. • Investigators working in Government Research Laboratories/ Establishments are generally not eligible for the grant. • Applications for research grants can be submitted at any time during the year.
CSIR JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (JRF) • A certain number of JRFs are awarded each year by CSIR to those holding MSc or equivalent degree, with minimum 55% marks after qualifying the National Eligibility Test ( NET) conducted by CSIR twice in a year. • STIPEND • Rs 12000/ p.m for a period of 2 years. • On Completion of two years as JRF, the stipend may be increased to Rs. 14000/- p.m for the 3rd and subsequent year
CSIR SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP (SRF) • MSc, BE, BTech with minimum 60% marks and at least two years of post MSc, BE, BTech, research experience. OR • ME, M.Tech or equivalent degree in Engineering/Technology with minimum 60% marks • OR • MBBS or BDS (with 1 year if internship) with first division • OR • BPharm/BSc (Ag) or equivalent degree with minimum 60% marks and at least three years of research experience. • Research workers who have had requisite training in methods of research along with above qualification and who have proved their aptitude for original research are eligible for this Fellowship.
AGE LIMT : The upper age limit for SRF shall be 32 years. • STIPEND • Rs.14000/- pm for 1st, 2nd, 3rd years. • Rs.15000/- for the subsequent years depending on progress of research having been assessed as satisfactory.
U.G.C • The Travel Grant Scheme for College Teachers/Vice Chancellors/Commission Members • Research Funding Council for Major and Minor Research Projects during the Tenth Plan Period • Major Research Project in Sciences including Engineering & Technology, Medical, Pharmacy Agriculture etc. - Rs. 12 lacs. • Major Research Project in Humanities, Social Science, Languages, Literature, Arts, Law and allied disciplines - Rs. 10 lacs. • Minor Research Project - Rs. 1 lac.
Research Workshops/Seminars/Symposia and Conferences in Colleges • Seminars : The maximum assistance under the category 'Seminar' is limited to Rs. 70,000/- only. • State and National Level Conferences : he UGC assistance in case of State Level Conferences should be limited to Rs. 80,000/- and that for a National Level Conference to Rs. 1.00 lakh. • International Conferences : The UGC assistance will be of Rs. 1.5 lakh only. • Ceiling of Financial Help by UGC : • Regional Level Seminar/Workshop Rs. 70,000/- • State Level Conference/Workshop Rs. 80,000/- • National Level Conference/Workshop Rs. 1.00 lakh • International Level Conference/Workshop Rs. 1.50 lakh
GUJCOST • Minor Research Project • Student Science and Technology(SCI-TECH) Project • All Research & Development Institutions in the State approved by Government of India Department/Agency/University/Deemed University will be eligible for the assistance. • maximum of Rs. 25000/- per project. App Form
References • UGC- www.ugc.ac.in • ICMR-www.icmr.nic.in • CSIR- www.csir.res.in • DST-www.dst.gov.in • AICTE- www.aicte.ernet.in • GUJCOST: www. dst.gujarat.gov.in/gujcost • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_funding