Grant-In-Aid

Proposed to provide financial assistance to reputed scholars and aspiring researchers. Identification of individuals and appropriate institutions is made from the proposals received every year, since 2006. Usually, the time span for short-term project is one year. However, higher grant-in-aid and longer time span are allowed in special cases.

Applications received from individuals through institutions till June, every year, are placed before a duly appointed committee in July-August and are selected after a thorough scrutiny. The selection committee has representatives from the Apex implementation committee, external and internal academic experts besides the convener and coordinator.

Project proposals may be sent by persons with a proven academic record. Employed candidates should send their proposals through the proper channel. Applications from/ through NGOs should have registered in NGO Portal www.ngo.india.gov.in www.ngo.india.gov.in and give their ID Number in the form which is mandatory. Besides the covering letter, the title of the proposed project, its abstract in 3 pages, a detailed bio-data of the proposer, details of financial assistance expected should be clearly stated click here to download the application form


S.No Particulars Amount Rs.
1 Honorarium - Principal investigator -
2 Project Fellow (1x8000x12) 96,000
3 Consultancy/Interviews 20,000
4 Books and periodicals 20,000
5 Stationary Xeroxing and DTP 20,000
6 Travel /Field work/ Photographs 10,000
7 Contingency 12,000
Total 2,50,000

The Year wise Sanction of Short-term Projects as on 01.01.2011


S.No. Year No.of Projects GIA Rs.
1 2006-2007(Mar. 2007) 07 12,20,000/-
2 2007-2008 (Dec. 2007) 28 97,50,000/-
3 2008-2009 (Mar. 2009) 25 96,71,500/-
4 2009-2010 (Aug. & Dec. 2009) 31 1,77,30,000/-
5 2010-2011 (Aug. & Nov.) 44 2,01,78,000/-
6 2011-2012 24 -
7 2012-2013 42 -
82013-2014 44 1,09,28,000/-
92014-2015 16 39,96,500/-
102015-2016 20 50,00,000/-

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