Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India, a premier national R&D organization, is among the world’s largest publicly funded R&D organization. CSIR’s pioneering sustained contribution to S&T human resource development is acclaimed nationally. Human Resource Development Group (HRDG), a division of CSIR realizes this objective through various grants, fellowship schemes etc. Human Resource Development Group has been contributing significantly towards producing an inquiring society and fast growing knowledge economy. The numerous schemes cover a wide range of scientists (aging from 15 years to 65 years. Complete detail can be obtained on Council of Scientific & Industrial Research's WebSite
Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organizing, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country. DST is providing funding in the areas listed below (please click the hyperlink for the schemes available in the individual area)
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has evolved a programme through which financial support is provided for conducting research and development activities related to Space Science, Space Technology and Space Application to academia in India. This programme of Research Sponsored by ISRO is called RESPOND. The aim of RESPOND is to encourage quality research in areas of relevance to the Indian space programme.
Submission of Research Proposal
An individual or group(s) of scientists / engineers affiliated to any academic institution/autonomous R&D institutions and/or faculty members of recognised academic institutions and universities may submit proposals. For further details please visit the website Or download the document
Various funding opportunities in DRDO wings including AR&DB, ARMREB, LSRB and NRB are available as Grant in aid. Some of the thrust areas of research but not limited to are armament applications, armament sensors & electronics, energetic materials combustion and ballistics, detonics and shock waves, micro manufacturing & micro fabrication, gas turbine etc. Some specific Grant in aid scheme are given below and others can be accessed through WebSite link.
The University Grants Commission strives to promote teaching and research in emerging areas in Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages, Literature, Pure sciences, Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, Medical, Agricultural Sciences etc.
Some of the fellowships schemes entertaining by UGC are:
For more details please visit UGC WebSite