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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

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OBJECTIVES
  • To undertake Research & Development projects with prime objective for ultimate benefit to mankind.
  • To install scientific temper amongst the scientific community.
MAJOR ACTIVITIES
  • Assistance to Research & Development projects
  • Assistance to Technology based R&D projects
  • Workshops/Seminars/Conferences
  • Student Projects Programme
  • Traditional Projects
  • Applied research center
  • Travel Support Grant
Travel Support Grant

For attending international conference / seminar / symposium / workshop

1. About the Scheme

The Department has a scheme under which, financial assistance towards travel cost is considered for resenting a research paper or chairing a session or delivering a keynote address in an international scientific event conference/ seminar/symposium/workshop etc.), which are not sponsored by International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). The scheme provides full economy class to and fro fare by shortest route. The scheme does not provide assistance towards maintenance, registration fee, airport tax, taxi fare and other costs.

2. Eligibility

a.Professors/ permanent faculty/ Scientists of the State working in Universities/Colleges/State Government Research Departments/ Institution are eligible for travel support to participate in conferences etc. on selective basis.

b. The applicant has an accepted paper for presentation (oral/poster) or an invitation to chair a session or as a keynote speaker.

c. The applicant has NOT availed of financial assistance from DST in the last three years.

d. The scientific event should be of an international character. (Invitations of personal nature such as carrying out post-doctoral work, informal training programmes etc. and applications to attend annual meetings of professional societies will not be considered.) .

e. The application complete in all respects, forwarded through proper channel and received 2 months prior todate of conference.

Note: The air passages are to be booked directly on a National Carrier i.e. Air India/ Indian airlines, as the case may be. EVEN TO PLACES WHERE AIR INDIA/INDIAN AIRLINE FLIGHTS DO NOT OPERATE, the passage is to be booked THROUGH AIR INDIA/INDIAN AIRLINES

3. Enclosures

The following documents are to be forwarded:

a. Three copies of the completed application form and Bio-data of applicant. the bio-data should contain, apart from other details, chronological list of 5-year research publications.
b. Certificate in proof of date of birth
c. Invitation from organizers.
d. Detailed announcement of the conference (Please attach Photocopy of the announcement)
e. Letter of acceptance of paper for presentation and / or invitation from organizers to chair the session / participate as a key note speaker.
f. Abstract of the paper to be presented by the applicant at the conference.
g. A Certificate from Air-India indicating the cost of return air fare by economy / excursion class by shortest route.
h. A copy of letter from other national or international agency committing to bear partial cost of TRAVEL and other expanses, if any.
i. No objection certificate from co- authors
J. Certificate of being permanent faculty of the institution

4. General Instructions

a. The Scientists may please ensure that all the essential documents mentioned in para above are properly attached with the application and tagged with the application.INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS ARE LIKELY TO BE REJECTED.
b. The financial assistance will not exceed the actual economy class fare to extent committed by this Department.
c. The Department, in the event of selection will initially issue a commitment letter agreeing to the support. The committed amount will be reimbursed to the scientist only on his return in India after participation in the conference and on submitting a detailed report, a copy of air ticket etc. within two months from the date of the conference.
d. The decision on the application is expected to be communicated about four weeks before the commencement of the conference. No interim correspondence will be possible.
e. The application complete in all respects together with enclosures as indicated at Para III above, must reach the Department of Science and Technology at least eight weeks prior to the commencement of the conference duly forwarded by the Head of the Institution (applicant may apply by an advance copy but the application duly forwarded through Head of the institution and/or competent authority must reach the office 15days before leaving the Country) . If the application is not received in time, the request will not be considered.
f. Personal visits are not necessary.
g. Mere submission of application for grant would not make the applicant entitled for the travel support through GOR
h. Application may be addressed to :

Department of Science & Technology
Room No 506, IV Floor,Mini Secretariat,
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Atten: (R & D Division)

For detail, see homepage/downloadable forms / tenders

Currently Associated R&D institutions of State
  • Rajasthan University,
  • MNIT, Jaipur
  • Medical Colleges
  • MLS University,Udaipur
  • JNV University Jodhpur
  • Raj, Agri Univ, Bikaner
  • MPUT Agriculture University, Udaipur
  • Major S&T Institutions of the State
Who can Apply ?

Procedure :
  • Under this programme the department invites R&D projects proposals; preferably from the disciplines of Agriculture, Engineering, Biotechnology, Energy, Environment, Health & Hygiene, Life Science, Natural Resource Management, Remote Sensing Techniques etc.
  • These application oriented R&D projects are entertained through out the year.
  • The priority is given to those projects which are focused to provide solutions to the problems of burning issues of the state.
  • After preliminary scrutiny, expert opinion is solicited.
  • There after, these projects are placed before the Expert Advisory Committee (EAC) for seeking their recommendations. For granting the financial assistance, projects are sent to obtain administrative & financial approval of the Government on the basis of the recommendation of EAC .
Project Period : 2 - 3 years

TECHNOLOGY BASED R&D PROJECTS

Objective : Based on solution to the basic and fundamental problems arising in the state i.e. Safe potable water, Reducing poverty, Drudgery removal, Income generation, Use of industrial waste, Guinea worms, Fluorosis etc.

For Improvement or development of new technologies which are more effective, less time and energy consuming.

Project Period : 6 months to 2 years.
Who can apply ?
Scientists working in
  • R&D institutions
  • Universities, Professional and Science Colleges
  • Government Department and NGOs with strong R&D base
How to apply ?
Five copies of the project proposal in prescribed format should be submitted along with endorsement from the Head of the institution.

Workshops/Seminars/Conferences/Meetings

Aims & Objectives

  • To create scientific atmosphere & to bring out the results of various Scientific/R&D projects, the department provides common platform for the scientists of the state.
  • For this workshops/seminars/conferences etc. either organized or catalytic grant is provided by the department for such type of activities.
  • Information so exchanged, helps in updating the knowledge of development, occurred in various fields of Science & Technology.
  • Apart from this, assistance is also provided for organizing users workshops to disseminate the outcomes of the departmentally funded projects.

Who can Apply ?
  • Major R&D institutions
  • Universities, Medical & Engineering colleges through Head of the institution in three copies

Student Projects Programme

Aim :

  • To utilize the untapped talent & potentials of the students of S&T stream through implementation of short duration projects (Max one year) in priority areas of the state
  • nder this programme, financial support is provided to the student during the course of studies under the supervision of a guide teacher of the institution.

Who can Apply ?

  • Graduate/Post Graduate students of the Engineering Colleges.
  • Students of Polytechnic Colleges
  • Graduate/Post Graduate Students of Medical Colleges
  • Post Graduate Students of Science/Agriculture Colleges
Project Duration : Maximum one year

How to Apply ?

The Project proposal in precribed format (three copies) should be submtited through the Head of Institutation to:

Director
Department of Science & Technology
Room No 506, IV Floor,Mini Secretariat,
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Atten: (R & D Division)

Guidelines for Selection of Projects
  • The project should be relevant to the basic needs and social priorities of the state such as food, shelter, clothing, health, education, transport, communication, environment and pollution etc.
  • It may be related to the needs of the rural and urban poor and to employment generation and removal of drudgery.

    Project Duration : Maximum one year

    Extent of Financial Assistance - Not exceeding Rs.15000-/ (Rs. Fifteen thousand)
Applied Research Centre

Objectives :
  • To undertake research on burning issues particularly to applied aspects.
  • To undertake need based research on regional basis.

    The centre would establishes a link between R&D institutions & actual users. Conduct R&D and outcome of Research projects utilized for the benefit of target groups.

    At present following two projects being implemented under Applied Research Centre.

    Fluorosis Affected Children in Rural Areas - Prevention and Cure. (Phase II Operational)
    Survey and Promotion of Domestic Defluoridation techniques in Tonk District. (Completed)

Travel Support Grant

For attending international conference / seminar / symposium / workshop

1. About the Scheme

The Department has a scheme under which, financial assistance towards travel cost is considered for resenting a research paper or chairing a session or delivering a keynote address in an international scientific event conference/ seminar/symposium/workshop etc.), which are not sponsored by International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). The scheme provides full economy class to and fro fare by shortest route. The scheme does not provide assistance towards maintenance, registration fee, airport tax, taxi fare and other costs.

2. Eligibility

a.Professors/ permanent faculty/ Scientists of the State working in Universities/Colleges/State Government Research Departments/ Institution are eligible for travel support to participate in conferences etc. on selective basis.

b. The applicant has an accepted paper for presentation (oral/poster) or an invitation to chair a session or as a keynote speaker.

c. The applicant has NOT availed of financial assistance from DST in the last three years.

d. The scientific event should be of an international character. (Invitations of personal nature such as carrying out post-doctoral work, informal training programmes etc. and applications to attend annual meetings of professional societies will not be considered.) .

e. The application complete in all respects, forwarded through proper channel and received 2 months prior todate of conference.

Note: The air passages are to be booked directly on a National Carrier i.e. Air India/ Indian airlines, as the case may be. EVEN TO PLACES WHERE AIR INDIA/INDIAN AIRLINE FLIGHTS DO NOT OPERATE, the passage is to be booked THROUGH AIR INDIA/INDIAN AIRLINES

3. Enclosures

The following documents are to be forwarded:

a. Three copies of the completed application form and Bio-data of applicant. the bio-data should contain, apart from other details, chronological list of 5-year research publications.
b. Certificate in proof of date of birth
c. Invitation from organizers.
d. Detailed announcement of the conference (Please attach Photocopy of the announcement)
e. Letter of acceptance of paper for presentation and / or invitation from organizers to chair the session / participate as a key note speaker.
f. Abstract of the paper to be presented by the applicant at the conference.
g. A Certificate from Air-India indicating the cost of return air fare by economy / excursion class by shortest route.
h. A copy of letter from other national or international agency committing to bear partial cost of TRAVEL and other expanses, if any.
i. No objection certificate from co- authors
J. Certificate of being permanent faculty of the institution

4. General Instructions

a. The Scientists may please ensure that all the essential documents mentioned in para above are properly attached with the application and tagged with the application.INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS ARE LIKELY TO BE REJECTED.
b. The financial assistance will not exceed the actual economy class fare to extent committed by this Department.
c. The Department, in the event of selection will initially issue a commitment letter agreeing to the support. The committed amount will be reimbursed to the scientist only on his return in India after participation in the conference and on submitting a detailed report, a copy of air ticket etc. within two months from the date of the conference.
d. The decision on the application is expected to be communicated about four weeks before the commencement of the conference. No interim correspondence will be possible.
e. The application complete in all respects together with enclosures as indicated at Para III above, must reach the Department of Science and Technology at least eight weeks prior to the commencement of the conference duly forwarded by the Head of the Institution (applicant may apply by an advance copy but the application duly forwarded through Head of the institution and/or competent authority must reach the office 15days before leaving the Country) . If the application is not received in time, the request will not be considered.
f. Personal visits are not necessary.
g. Mere submission of application for grant would not make the applicant entitled for the travel support through GOR
h. Application may be addressed to :
Online Forms

Department of Science & Technology
Room No 506, IV Floor,Mini Secretariat,
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Atten: (R & D Division)

For detail, see homepage/downloadable forms / tenders


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