START- UP RESEARCH GRANT (YOUNG SCIENTISTS)
The Scheme provides Opportunities to Young Scientists (below 35 years) for pursuing exciting and innovative research in frontier areas. The Start-up research grant is a structured scheme to reap the benefit of research potentials of young minds for speeding up the processes and enhance the relative position of the Indian R&D system in global competitiveness. The scheme limits the total cost of the project upto USD 2.3 million (excluding overhead charges) for a period of 3 years. A lump sum amount of USD 450/- pm is being paid to Young Scientists as fellowship on these projects provided he/she is not employed nor is recipient of any other fellowship. The submission of proposals under this scheme has been opened up and the Young Scientists can now submit proposals any time of the year.