UGC Notification For Mid-Career Award, BSR Faculty Fellowship

Check out the notification for the UGC Notification For Mid-Career
Award, BSR Faculty Fellowship & Start-Up Research Grant, that is
open and available for this year. Interested and eligible candidates
check out all of the details on the same below, this scheme is available
throughout the year:
Introduction
Creation
of knowledge through research, and dissemination of a better
understanding through teaching, are the primary objectives of a
University. While both teaching and research are central to the
realization of the objectives of these places of higher learning,
research is often neglected in the University, particularly in India.
Taking
note of steep decline in the research environment in Indian
Universities, the Government of India, through the University Grants
Commission, has taken several initiatives to arrest this trend and
strengthen Basic Scientific Research in Indian Universities.
The
Faculty Research Promotion Programme is one such innovative program,
under which research support is provided at three levels to the
faculties of the science departments (including medical and engineering
sciences) at Indian Universities, which are eligible to receive
developmental grants from the UGC.
Schemes
The Programme comprises 3 different Schemes. Entry-level faculty is supported by a Start-Up Research Grant; active, research-oriented mid-career faculty by a Mid-Career Award; and active, talented senior faculty nearing superannuation by a BSR Faculty Fellowship.
While the Start-Up Research Grant provides seed money for research to
new faculty members at the time of commencement of their career, and
benefits the fresh faculty members of a University; the Mid-Career Award
aims to augment the research efforts of active mid-career faculty
members and support them with this research incentive;The BSR Faculty
Fellowship is meant for successful (with proven track record) and active
senior faculty nearing superannuation. It enables continuance of their
productive research career and mentorship role in Universities for a
longer period.
he
Empowered Committee selects the candidates after scrutiny and
evaluation of the applications by the National Coordinator of this
Programme.
Eligible Categories of Research
This
support is available only to faculty members in the Basic Sciences,
including Medical and Engineering Sciences. The following disciplines
are eligible:
  • Physical Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Medical Sciences
Nature of Assistance
Start-Up Grant
A grant of Rs. 10.00 lakhs is provided, which can be utilised for items like minor equipment, consumables, contingencies (maximum Rs. 50,000/-pa), fieldwork (maximum Rs. 50,000/- pa), travel, etc.
The quantum of funds under each head can be decided by the PI depending
on his/her need maintaining the maximum limit prescribed above for
contingencies & fieldwork.
No Research Fellow, Project
Assistant etc. can be appointed using this grant, as it is expected that
the Assistant Professor, as a young researcher, will initially conduct
the bench work by himself/herself. The grant cannot be utilized for
foreign travel.
The grant will be released in 2 installments.
Initially, 80% of the grant will be released. The remaining grant will
be released after the receipt of the UC of first installment. The grant
is to be utilized within two years from the date of issue of sanction
letter of the first installment.

Apply here for Start-Up Grant

Mid-Career Award
A grant of of Rs. 10.00 lakhs
is provided, which can be utilized towards minor equipment,
consumables, chemicals, glasswares, contingencies, fieldwork, travel,
etc.
The grant cannot be used for international travel, purchasing
furniture items and appointing project assistant or research fellow.
The quantum of funds under these heads is flexible and the same can be decided by the recipient depending on his/her needs.
The
grant will be released in 2 installments. Initially, 80% of the grant
will be released. The remaining grant will be released after the receipt
of the UC of first installment. However, the entire grant must be
utilized within 2 years from the date of issue of sanction letter of the
first installment.

Apply here for Mid-Career Award

BSR Faculty Fellowship
Under this Scheme, a Research Grant of Rs. 5.00 lakhs per annum, and a Fellowship of Rs. 50,000 per month (exclusive of the pension and/or other retirement benefits), is provided for a maximum duration of 3 years.
The
Research grant can be utilized for purchase of equipment,
computer/laptop, printer, chemicals, glasswares, consumables,
contingency, hiring project/technical assistant, field work, travel
(within India), etc.
The grant cannot be utilized for International travel and purchase of furniture.
The recipient can decide the quantum of funds under these heads depending on his/her needs.