Announcements & Opportunities

DST calls for proposal for Science and Heritage Research Initiative (SHRI)

SHRI has been envisaged to - 1. Build capacity in human resources and encourage new researchers to work in these areas. 2. Promote scientific RD activities for conservation of Heritage objects which may include material deterioration process, preservation techniques, intervention technologies, new materials, processes for restoration and diagnostic technologies. 3. Safeguard the use, representations, expressions, knowledge and techniques, communities, groups and in some cases, individuals, recognised as an integral part of our cultural heritage. 4. To explore new approaches, state-of-art technology to preserve the heritage and art works of former generations, which witnessed the evolution and growth of human civilization. 5. Promote application of advanced knowledge of archaeometric science in a range of fields. 6. Promote RD activities and technological advancement in Tribal Arts for value addition.

Eligibility: Depending on the thematic areas specified under the call for proposal, the proposal could be submitted by a Project Investigator (PI): (a) Government Academic Institutions (Central and State Government)/Government S&T bodies/R&D Labs working in the Heritage sector. (b) Private Academic Institutions (Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions and Government Aided Colleges recognised or regulated by UGC/AICTE/MCI/DCI/PCI etc.) would be considered as Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). They shall use the NGO/VO option to submit the proposal online. (c) S&T-based Voluntary Organizations (NGOs) with legal status or as a society registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860 or a Trust registered under the Indian Trusts Act 1982 or Charitable or Religious Act 1920 or under the corresponding State Act with at least three years of existence after registration as Society/Trust etc.

 Last date: Friday, March 31, 2023