Scheme for Young Scientists & Technologists (SYST): Apply by 30th November
Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has called proposals under Scheme for Young Scientists & Technologists (SYST), aimed at engaging Young Researchers towards Socio-economic Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is encouraging young scientists and technologists towards delivery of science and technology (S&T) led solutions for indented socio-economic challenges through Scheme for Young Scientists and Technologists (SYST).
Innovative S&T ideas in the form of proposal are invited under following indented themes:
(i) Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and IoT for Societal Application in - Agriculture - Rural Development - Disaster Management-Health (ii) Nutritional Supplements and Value-added Food Products for Human and Animals (iii) Plant Based Health Products, Scientific Validation and Upscaling of Traditional Knowledge Systems (iv) Cost Effective Health and Hygiene Aids (v) Effective Indigenous Methods of Disease Identifications and Monitoring (vi) Natural Resource Based Livelihood Systems(vii) Agricultural Tools and Agriculture Produce (viii) Income Augmenting Agricultural Practices (ix) Environment Sustainability & Renewable Energy (x) Additive Manufacturing
Eligibility: Applicant should hold a Master’s degree in any Science & Technology stream. Those having PhD will be given preference. Applicant should be less than 35 years on 30.11.2021. Age relaxation of 5 years will be given for Women/ Differently-abled (Divyangjan) /SC/ST/OBC/EWS.
Applicant not in regular position should align himself/herself with an Academic or R&D Institution/ S&T based Voluntary Organization with minimum 5 years in existence for implementation of S&T based projects. The organization must agree to facilitate smooth execution of the project and provide necessary infrastructure/ facilities for this purpose. Mentor should hold a Permanent/Regular position and possess expertise in proposed discipline.
Application: Applicants are required to submit a soft copy of the proposal through http://onlinedst.gov.in latest by 30.11.2021, in prescribed format available at DST website www.dst.gov.in. Project tenure proposed should not be more than three years. Candidates are requested to submit single proposal only.
A hard copy of the full proposal in the prescribed format should be sent through post to the address given in the Notification at https://dst.gov.in/ (What’s New link)
A Screening Committee constituted by DST will screen the proposals received and only selected candidates may be called for presentation.
Organizations/ Principal Investigator whose project proposal was not recommended by DST under the previous calls under SYST need not submit the same proposal again. Organizations/ Institutions/ Universities are requested not to submit more than 3 proposals under the Call. They may evaluate the proposal internally and send the best proposal(s) to DST. DST will consider only first three proposals.
For details, visit https://dst.gov.in/