SERB calls for applications under the ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ scheme

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New Delhi, Feb. 08: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), an autonomous body of Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, has invited applications under ‘ABHYAAS’, a program of ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ scheme, for the summer season. In a recent notification, the call for applications under components of “KAARYASHALA” and “VRITIKA” for the summer season (May 2022 – July 2022) is extended till 28 February 2022.

What is the aim of Accelerate Vigyan?

“Accelerate Vigyan” (AV) strives to provide a big push to high-end scientific research and prepare a scientific workforce that can venture into research careers and a knowledge-based economy. AV aims to expand the research base in the country, with three broad goals – consolidation/aggregation of all scientific training programs, initiating high-end orientation workshops and creating opportunities for training and skill Internships.

‘ABHYAAS’, a program of AV scheme, is an attempt to boost research & development in the country by enabling and grooming potential PG / PhD level students by developing dedicated research skills in selected areas/disciplines/fields through its two components- High-End Workshops (“KAARYASHALA”) and Training and Skill Internship (“VRITIKA”). This is especially important for researchers with limited opportunities to access such learning capacities/facilities/infrastructure. The list of dedicated themes for the high-end workshop can be found at the AV web portal, whereas there are no specific target themes for “VRITIKA”.

Faculty or Scientists working in Central institutions of higher learning and research such as IITs, IISc, IISERs, NITs, and other institutions and laboratories of eminence like CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, etc., are invited as event organizers for organizing high-end workshops (“KAARYASHALA”) and training and skill Internship (“VRITIKA”). The participating institutes (event organizers) will provide a consolidated amount for daily necessary expenses such as TA, stationery, consumables, accommodation, food etc. for the initiative of the participating students.

Duration of the workshop is at least one week, but not more than two weeks per workshop for ‘KAARYASHALA’, And at least four weeks, but not exceeding two months per intern for ‘VRITIKA’. The event organizer (Faculty/Scientist) should register at the ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ Web portal first and follow the instructions given in the web portal to submit the proposals.

Interested candidates can obtain more information and detailed guidelines on the website – www.acceleratevigyan.gov.in.

(India Science Wire)

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