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SERB calls for applications under ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ scheme

Accelerate Vigyan strives to provide a big push to high-end scientific research, prepare scientific workforce

By India Science Wire,
Published: Tuesday 08 February 2022

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body established through an Act of Parliament, has invited applications under ‘ABHYAAS’, a program of ‘Accelerate Vigyan’ scheme, for 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.

"Accelerate Vigyan" (AV) strives to provide a big push to high-end scientific research and prepare scientific workforce, which 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 and development in the country by enabling and grooming potential postgraduate / PhD 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 workshops can be found at the AV web portal, whereas there are no specific target themes for “VRITIKA”.

Faculty or scientists working in the central institutions of higher learning and research such as IITs, IISc, IISERs, NITs and others as well as laboratories of eminence like CSIR, ICAR and ICMR are invited as event organisers for organising high-end workshops (“KAARYASHALA”) and training and skill internship (“VRITIKA”). The participating institutes (event organisers) will provide a consolidated amount for daily necessary expenses such as TA, stationary, consumables, accommodation, and food for 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 organiser (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 (ISW)

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