KSCSTE Environment & Ecology Programme 2022 Apply Online

The permanent residents of Kerala can apply for the prestigious program presented for the research scholars and known as the KSCSTE Environment & Ecology Programme 2022. You can check out the details related to the eligibility criteria that you need to follow in order to apply for KSCSTE Environment & Ecology Programme 2022 from the article provided below and we will also share with you all the application procedures that you need to follow in order to apply for this scholarship. Make sure that you are checking out all the information related to this scholarship from the article provided here so that you can be a part of this scholarship without any problem.

KSCSTE Environment & Ecology Programme 2022

If you are a research scholar then you will be easily able to apply for the prestigious program created by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE) which is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of Kerala. This scholarship opportunity is only available for people who are research scholars and these research scholars will be provided rupees 30 lakh so that they can continue their research in India and provide proper opportunities related to scientific development for the country. The KSCSTE Environment & Ecology Programme will be provided in order to continue their research for a maximum duration of 3 years. You can be a part of this organization if you are a certified research scholar with proper education and you can continue to develop proper premises related to ecology.

KSCSTE Environment & Ecology Programme

KSCSTE Science Research Scheme

Important Dates

  • The last date to apply for this scholarship is 15th November 2022.

Benefits Of KSCSTE Environment & Ecology Programme

The following benefits will be provided to the people applying for KSCSTE Environment & Ecology Programme:-

  • The maximum grant for a project shall be Rs.30 lakh for three years. excluding overheads. 
  • Grant will be given for specific projects to cover expenditures on manpower, equipment, consumables, travel & contingencies.
  • In the case of Research Proposals from Central Institutions, it is desirable that there may be a State Institution as a collaborator
  • The research grant for the implementation of the project is released through the Implementing Institution.
  • Implementing Institution is eligible for an overhead of @10% of total expenditure subject to a maximum of 1 lakh, on successful completion of the project and after the settlement of the SE&UC.

Themes Available

The research proposals are to be submitted in two stages. In the first stage, only pre-proposals will be invited. The detailed proposal needs to be submitted on intimation after reviewing and evaluating the pre-proposals. The proposal should fit into any of the following domain themes/sub-themes, which will be notified from time to time:-

Sl NoDomain ThemesSub Themes
iNatural Hazards: Mitigation & Management Drought, Floods, Landslides, Earthquake, Cyclone, Sea Erosion, Lightning, Spatial-temporal dynamics of climatic parameters, Carbon Sequestration, Mitigation of climate changes
iiWater Resources Conservation and ManagementWater Quality, Wetlands, Studies on water relations to forests
iiiAdvanced Methods of Waste ManagementSolids & Liquids Waste Treatment and Disposal
ivE-mobility and High-Speed Transportation SystemsBiofuel, Fuel cell, Solar energy, Energy Storage
vHealth Sector& Biotechnological Developments Epidemiological Studies, Development of Medical devices, Standardisation of Ayurvedic Medicines and Traditional Knowledge, Vaccine & Drug Development, Viral Studies, Nutraceuticals, Disease Diagnostic kit Development, Vector-borne diseases, Translational Research, Medical Biotechnology
viResource Mapping & Management Biodiversity Conservation, Value Addition of Heavy Minerals, Wood Technology
viiAgriculture Development of Improved & High Yield Varieties, New IOT based irrigation Technologies, Integrated Pest Management, Precision Agriculture, Micronutrient Development, Modern Harvesting Technologies, Post Harvest Technologies, Land use land cover dynamics, Climate change resilient crops
        viiiData ScienceSpatial decision support systems, MIS, Expert systems, Geo-informatics, Bigdata with AI, Machine Learning
        ixSolution Oriented Research for Location Specific Problems of Kerala State.River bank stabilization, Salinity ingression, radiation issues, the implication of large-scale sand mining, groundwater status
        xOther relevant themesBiological invasions, Natural capital accounting, Devices based on Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems and Nanotechnologies, and Higher Research in Mathematical Sciences, Veterinary Sciences and Fisheries.

Selection Criteria

The applicant will be selected on the basis of the following selection criteria:-

  • The candidates will be shortlisted based on the fulfillment of the eligibility criteria and the research proposal submitted.
  • The research proposals are required to be submitted in two stages. In the first stage, only pre-proposals will be invited. The detailed proposal needs to be submitted on intimation after reviewing and evaluating the pre-proposals. 

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Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must follow the following eligibility criteria to apply for this scheme:-

  • Principal Investigator (PI) shall be a full-time Scientist of R&D Institutions /Regular Faculty of Research Centres/Departments of Universities, Government/ Aided Colleges in the State of Kerala
  • The PI shall have more than five years of service period left for superannuation at the time of submission of the project proposal.
  • PhD. is mandatory for the Principal Investigator (PI).
  • In the case of research proposals from Centrally funded Institutions, it is desirable that there may be a State Institution as a collaborator.
  • For interdisciplinary subjects, at least one of the Co-Investigators should be an Expert with commendable experience in the specialized field. However, the first Co-I shall be a scientist/faculty from the same Institution of PI with a minimum of 5 years period left for superannuation.
  • Only full-time scientists/regular faculty can apply under the scheme as PI / Co-I.
  • Research Scholars/students cannot apply and cannot include under the scheme as Investigators.

KSCSTE Environment & Ecology Programme 2022 Application Process

In order to apply for this prestigious scheme you will have to follow the simple procedure given below:-

  • You will have to first visit the official website of the program by clicking on the link given here 
KSCSTE Environment & Ecology Programme 2022
  • The details related to the program will open on your screen 
  • You have to now click on the option called Call For Proposals 
Application Process
  • The detailed notification will open on your screen.
  • You have to click on the Apply Online option present inside the official notification after reading the official notification carefully.
Application Process
  • The application form will open on your screen and you will have to fill out the application form accordingly. 
  • Upload all the documents and successfully apply for this scholarship.

Terms and Conditions

The applicant must follow the following terms and conditions in order to successfully apply for this scholarship:-

  • For interdisciplinary subjects, at least one of the Co-Investigators should be an Expert with commendable experience in the specialized field. However, the first Co-I shall be a scientist/faculty from the same Institution of PI with a minimum of 5 years period left for superannuation.
  • Only full-time scientists/regular faculty can apply under the scheme as Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator.
  • Research Scholars/students cannot apply and cannot includes under the scheme as Investigators.
  • Proposals submit in any other mode other than online mode, will not consider and summarily rejects.

Contact Details

  • The Director
    • Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE), 
    • Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 695004
    • Telephone Number – (0471) 2548200-09
    • Email Id – mail.kscste@kerala.gov.in
  • Scientist in -Charge
    • Dr.P. Harinarayanan (Principal Scientist)
    • Telephone Number –  (0471)-2548299
    • Email Id – hari.kscste@kerala.gov.in

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