NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Science and Technology has set up an exclusive portal for women researchers to apply for grants and funds. The portal will become functional from 1st of April. The announcement was made by Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8.
The Minister informed that the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has decided to start exclusive research grants for women scientists under CSIR-ASPIRE.
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 viz 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 will not exceed the limit of Rs 25-30 lakh.