Scheme for promoting young talents in science
Thiruvanathapuram: Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), has invited applications from school, undergraduate and polytechnic students for financial support for science projects under the ‘Scheme for Promoting Young Talents in Science (SPYTiS).
Students from schools, polytechnic colleges and those admitted to undergraduate level courses in colleges will be selected for doing a science project under two schemes.
SPYTiS- I, aims at identifying and nurturing young talents among school children to carry out science projects. Under the scheme, a group consisting of 2 or more students of Class VIII-XII from a school will be selected for the award of Rs.5,000/- for doing a science project. The duration of the project is one year.
SPYTiS-II aims at providing research support to young talents enrolled in polytechnic colleges and undergraduate courses in colleges for doing science projects. Under the scheme, the students who have innovative ideas in Science & Technology and are enrolled in Polytechnic colleges and Undergraduate courses in colleges will be provided financial assistance of Rs.10,000/- for conducting projects. The support will be essentially project based and will be given for a period of one year.
Under both schemes, grant will be sanctioned in advance to the host institution and the student has to work under the guidance/supervision of a teacher.
The awardees shall be requested to participate in a Science Talent Fair, Children Science Congress or Kerala Science Congress organized by KSCSTE for presenting their projects/findings.
Application format is available at http://www.kscste.kerala.gov.in/index.php/announcement.
Separate application formats are there for SPYTiS-I and SPYTiS-II. Applications with the endorsement of the Supervising teacher and the Declaration of the Head of the Institution along with the documents specified should reach Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment by 21st August 2017.
For further details ‘The Head, Science Education Division (SED), Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram-695004’ Tel No. 0471-2548233, Fax No. 0471-2540085 E-mail: email@example.com, may be contacted.