Designation/Position- DST Call for Proposals
Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, invites applications for DST Call for Proposals from eligible and interested candidates.
About- A New Call for Proposal is planned to invite proposals from scientists/engineers/technologists working in academic institutions/R&D institutions/laboratories having adequate infrastructure/ facilities to carry out Technology Development work/prototype building. Financial support will be provided for indigenous development of innovative technologies in identified areas.
Research/Job Area- Science and Technology
DST invites R & D proposals in the following areas for financial support:
- Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)
- Waste Management Technologies (WMT)
- Biomedical Device and Technology Development Programme (BDTD)
- Technology Development Programme (TDP)
- Therapeutic Chemicals (TC)
- Proposals must be submitted using ONLINE portal (https://onlinedst.gov.in/) only by Scientists/Engineers/ Technologists working in Universities and other Academic institutions; R&D institutions/ Laboratories having adequate infrastructure and facilities to carry out R&D work. PIs may submit the proposal under the division of “Technology Development and Transfer” after registration on portal or using their already registered IDs.
- The project proposal will be reviewed only if the PI has completed proof of concept. The proposals falling under TRL 3 to 6 [TRL 3 – Experimental proof of concept, TRL 4 – Technology validation in lab, TRL 5– Technology validation in relevant environment, TRL 6 – Technology demonstrated in relevant environment] are only to be submitted. The fundamental R&D proposals will not be supported under this call.
- It is mandatory to demonstrate lab prototype to become eligible for consideration under this call.
- The PI or groups already having ongoing projects under any of the AMT, WMT, BDTD, TDP, and TC programs of DST may apply only if six months or less are due for the completion of the project.
- For submitting application under the program area of Biomedical Device and Technology Development Programme (BDTD), a clinician should be involved with investigating team as Co-PI.
- Financial support is provided only for temporary staff salaries, equipment (if necessary, and not available with PI’s Institute, and specific to project requirement), consumables, domestic travel and other miscellaneous items. No support is provided towards basic infrastructure, buildings and International travel.
- The investigators/ R&D Group must have adequate experience and expertise in the relevant area of proposal. The proposals should be based on innovative technologies/ ideas. Proposals should have specific, concrete, quantifiable objectives/deliverables. Results of ongoing and completed projects of the PI must be reflected while the formulating new proposals.
- Co-PI from host institute is mandatory.
- The technology demonstration plan should be clearly spelled out with achievable milestones, timelines, justifiable budget requirement, and engagement with prospective technology transfer partners or technology transfer facilitating bodies.
- It is envisaged that the end product of development shall be transferred to industries/suitable stakeholders for technology implementation. Hence, project should be proposed with appropriate industry/suitable stakeholder participation, clearly stating the technical as well as financial terms of participation.
- No financial support will be provided to industry. An endorsement letter from the participating industry/stakeholder with a detailed breakup of their contribution for the proposed project has to be submitted.
- Fund support under non-recurring grant for the required equipment will be given only if the same or similar facility is not available in the PI’s institution or nearby institutions.
- A PI can submit only one proposal against this DST-TDP Call. Submission of more than one proposal from a PI would be liable for disqualification.
- It is desirable to have the contribution of the host institution/grantee institution for the capital cost of the project.
- The quarterly deliverables should be clearly mentioned in the proposal in the form of a Gantt chart/ matrix.
- The projects should be time-bound normally for duration of 2-3 years depending upon the device/technology to be developed.
- Implementation of the projects will be monitored regularly through Progress Reports, Audited Financial Statements and Committee of Experts in Group review meetings and onsite review as well.
- The CoEs will be supported for period of five years. The Centers will be evaluated after three years for continuity and will be further extended for two years depending upon their performance.
- Maximum two CoEs will be established under each thrust area. CoE should be multi-institutional and collate the strength of partner institutes. Industry(ies) participation and contribution is mandatory for CoE applications.
How to Apply-
Interested Institutes may submit the concept note/ full proposal of CoE within the duration of the call.