This call is aimed at delivering S&T interventions to answer various location
specific challenges in the different States of the Country which will ensure integration of
S&T for overall socio-economic development with special emphasis on Location Specific
Research & Technology Development, Adaptation and Transfer, S&T studies/surveys and
information of exchange & experience sharing on specific S&T programmes throughout
the Country. The focus is on application research and field level interventions to
demonstrate technical, social, environmental and eventually economic sustainable
solution for various location specific challenges. The demand for intervention need to be
evident and established clearly.
II. PROMINENT AREAS ON WHICH PROJECT PROPOSAL CAN BE FORMULATED
a) S&T Studies & Surveys: This includes support for carrying out S&T studies/ surveys
including techno-economic analysis, simulation modelling and studies etc; and
development of State S&T database, S&T resources; State S&T policy issues; specific
status reports etc: The activities under this head should lead to specific action plan
for project generation.
b) Location specific research & technology development: Support for identifying/
projectising S&T programmes and for development oriented location specific
research and technology development.
c) Pilot scale demonstration projects: Pilot scale demonstration projects including
field trials etc based on technologies developed by Central S&T Agencies/ Labs/
Institutions etc. relevant to the State needs.
d) Replication of success models: Replication of successful projects/programmes in
other interested States based on successful experiences of a State S&T Council/ State
S&T Institute/ NGOs etc.
The SSTP Programme supports projects submitted by individual principal
investigator (PI) and considers based on competitive grant mechanism. The PI should be
faculties/ scientists working in regular position in recognized academic institutions,
public funded R&D Institution/ Laboratories, state S&T councils in partnership with other
academic/ R&D organisation, State line departments, S&T based voluntary organisation
etc. The age of the PI should not be more than 62 years in case of University/Academic
Institutions and not more than 55 years in case of the Non-Governmental Organizations
and Central and State Laboratories on the date of project submission to this Department.
IV. GUIDELINES FOR FORMULATING PROPOSALS
a) The proposal should clearly establish linkage of S&T to overall development of
State. The area identified should have potential to contribute in socio-economic
upliftment of the people of State.
b) Please orient your proposal objective to a few specific outputs, which could be
possible in a duration of 18 months to 36 months (max).
c) While writing the proposal, please ensure that scientific and technical details are
clearly spelt out.
d) Proposals should have specific, concrete, quantifiable objectives.
e) The proposals should be based on innovative technologies/ ideas. Major
programmes of extension based on proven technologies are also not considered.
f) The training programmes should be on specific technologies/ themes. Routine
training programmes are not entertained.
g) Results of ongoing and completed projects of the organization must be reflected
in the formulation of new proposals.
3 years’ maximum
VI. PROJECT COSTS (Indicative):
Commensurate with the objectives of the proposal
VII. PROPOSAL FORMULATION:
The applicants are encouraged to peruse as per the guidelines of SSTP Programme
available at DST website (http://www.dst.gov.in/scientific-programmes/st-and-socioeconomic-development/state-science-technology-programme).
The guidelines contain
various annexures which are to be submitted along with the proposal