DST Call for proposals 2023 – (SATHI) Program, India

Research Associate At IISER Mohali -Department of Physical Sciences- Apply by 27 Oct. 2020

Designation/Position- DST Call for proposals 2023

Department of Science & Technology (DST), India invites applications for DST Call for proposals 2023 India from eligible and interested candidates

About- Proposals are invited through online for consideration of support under the Scheme “Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institutes (SATHI)” of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. SATHI Scheme is largely aiming at: (a) acquiring of high-end equipment and Research Infrastructure (RI) / facilities necessary for research/ testing/ manufacturing/ fabrication and to cater service by understanding the demands of researchers, scientists, students, start-ups, manufacturing units, industries and R&D Labs, (b) to provide access and sharing of scientific equipment and research infrastructure (RI), (c) Capacity building of scientific & technical manpower d) Monitoring of usage of expensive scientific research facilities for its maximum utilization and to be a part of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ (Self Reliant India Campaign).  

Research/Job Area- Various

Location- India


Both Government and Non-Government academic Institutions / DSIR recognized R&D centres / Organizations / Private industries with DSIR recognition are eligible to apply in cluster, while fulfilling other criteria as mentioned in the format & check-list of SATHI. For University / Degree awarding Academic Institutions / DSIR recognized R&D centres / organizations/ private industries with DSIR recognition, the support will be considered for that region in a cluster approach (at national level, if supported). The Government and NonGovernment Academic Organization enjoying the previous support of SAIF/ PURSE grant of DST,

if recommended recently, before implementing the SATHI grant at cluster level.  PRIVATE Academic University/ Institution / Organization under Not-for-Profit status would be considered as Academic Institutions (Private) option during the process of online submission of proposal. 

Criteria for proposals to be considered for support under SATHI Program: –

For the host institute(s) / R&D Centre(s) / Organization(s) irrespective of their status, as Government / Non- Government, the funding pattern & its mode will be maintained at 75:25 ratio, i.e., DST share would be 75% and the management of the Government / Non-Government Grantee Institute / R&D center would need to bear 25% of the total sanctioned cost of the project through networking and cluster approach. Aiming for the sharing mode {matching funding basis} at 75:25 ratio, {DST Share-75% and selected cluster share -25%} the upper limit of share of DST would be of Rs.60.0 crores (including both Recurring + Non-recurring). The grantee organization and other cluster organizations should contribute 25% of the total sanctioned amount from their own income sources. They cannot use funds from other grants received from the Government of India or CFI.The main organization will provide a facility with all services and the partner organizations will participate by sharing funds. The goal is to match up to 25% of the approved amount for both recurring and non-recurring items.

Job/Position Description- 

Duration: The duration of support for SATHI Project will be for a period not exceeding 4 years

Type of Support: Following funding support will be provided: –

(1) Proposals from well established, internationally competitive S&T host institute(s) / R&D Centre(s) / Organization(s) irrespective of their status, as Government / Non- Government, from State/ Central Universities are invited through networking and a cluster approach. The upper limit of funding support from DST would be Rs 60.0 crores (including both Non-recurring & recurring grant) for 4 years duration, for acquiring only state-of-the-art national facility, i.e., SATHI facility (For understanding of other norms/ guidelines/ clauses anyone should refer “Terms & Condition” document of SATHI comprises of ~14 pages). The recurring cost would be of ~07% to 10% of the total cost of Non-recurring head. A not-for-profit Section-8 company as well as Governing Body (GB) formation is compulsory in consortium mode before the support of granting agency.

The selection process includes peer review and possible on-site visits to the host institution if needed.A National Steering Committee (NSC) at apex level will assist the DST in making the final selection of any cluster to establish SATHI facility of that region, if required.

How to Apply- 

Kindly go through the relevant Advertisement published at the e-PMS Portal (www.onlinedst.gov.in), under the “NEW ANNOUNCEMENT” section of this portal; Viz: https://onlinedst.gov.in/Login.aspx# .

Last Date for Apply– 30 July 2023

Online Application must be submitted by 30th JULY 2023 (up to 17.00 hours), after which the web-link will be AUTOMATICALLY disabled FOR ANY USAGE. For any enquiry, contact: Dr. Pravakar Mohanty; Email id: pravakar.mohanty@gov.in.

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