Ecology and Environment Programme

A scheme for providing assistance in the form of grants to scientists and technologists for scientific/research work with particular relevance to the state of Kerala on the environmental problems like waste management, environmental pollution, environmental health, biodiversity conservation, conservation of natural resources and environment management issues.

List of pre-proposal of E&E Programme recommended to next stage

List of Selected Proposals for Funding in 2022-23 under Ecology and Environment Programme (E&E)

Details of Payment effected in the year 2021
February 2021
Details of Payment effected in the year 2020
May 2020

Project Proposals will be invited through notification in the website of KSCSTE, once in a year. The Proposals can be submitted through online only on notification and during the active time. Proposals submitted in any other mode will not be considered and summarily rejected.

The research proposals are to be submitted in two stages. In the first stage, only pre-proposals will be invited. The detailed proposal need to be submitted on intimation after the review and evaluation of the pre-proposals. The proposal should fit in to any of the following domain themes/sub themes, which will be notified fro time to time.

Sl No Domain Themes Sub Themes
i Natural Hazards: Mitigation & Management


Drought, Floods, Landslides, Earthquake, Cyclone, Sea Erosion, Lightning, Spatial temporal dynamics of climatic parameters, Carbon Sequestration, Mitigation of climate changes
ii Water Resources Conservation and Management Water Quality, Wetlands, Studies on water relations to forests
 iii Advanced Methods of Waste Management Solids & Liquids Waste Treatment and Disposal
 iv E-mobility and High-Speed Transportation Systems Biofuel, Fuel cell, Solar energy, Energy Storage
v Health Sector& Biotechnological Developments


Epidemiological Studies, Development of Medical devices, Standardisation of Ayurvedic Medicines and Traditional Knowledge, Vaccine & Drug Development, Viral Studies, Nutraceuticals, Disease Diagnostic kit Development, Vector borne diseases, Translational research, Medical Biotechnology
vi Resource Mapping & Management


Biodiversity Conservation, Value Addition of Heavy Minerals, Wood Technology
vii Agriculture


Development of Improved & High Yield Varieties, New IOT based irrigation Technologies, Integrated Pest Management, Precision Agriculture, Micronutrient Development, Modern Harvesting Technologies, Post Harvest Technologies, Land use land cover dynamics, Climate change resilient crops
        viii Data Science Spatial decision support systems, MIS, Expert systems, Geo-informatics, Bigdata with AI, Machine Learning
        ix Solution Oriented Research for Location Specific Problems of Kerala State. River bank stabilization, Salinity ingression, radiation issues, implication of large scale sand mining, groundwater status
         x Other relevant themes Biological invasions, Natural capital accounting, Devices based on Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems and Nanotechnologies, Higher research in Mathematical Sciences, Veterinary Sciences and Fisheries.
  • The maximum grant for a project shall be Rs.30 lakh for three years. excluding overheads. In addition, the host institution will be
  • Grant will be given for specific projects to cover expenditure on manpower, equipments, consumables, travel & contingencies.
  • In the case of Research Proposals from Central Institutions, it is desirable that there may be a State Institution as collaborator
  • The research grant for the implementation of the project is released through the Implementing Institution.
  • Implementing Institution is eligible for an overhead @10% of total expenditure subject to a maximum of 1 lakh, on successful completion of the project and after the settlement of the SE&UC.
  • Principal Investigator (PI) shall be a full time Scientist of R&D Institutions /Regular Faculty of Research Centres/Departments of Universities, Government/ Aided Colleges in the State of Kerala
  • The PI shall have more than five years of service period left for superannuation at the time of submission of project proposal.
  • PhD. is mandatory for the Principal Investigator (PI).
  • In the case of research proposals from Centrally funded Institutions, it is desirable that there may be a State Institution as a collaborator.
  • For interdisciplinary subjects, at least one of the Co-Investigators should be an Expert with commendable experience in the specialized field. However, first Co-I shall be a scientist/faculty from the same Institution of PI with a minimum of 5 years period left for superannuation.
  • Only full-time scientists/regular faculty can apply under the scheme as PI / Co-I.
  • Research Scholars/students cannot apply and cannot be included under the scheme as Investigators.

The Director
KSCSTE, Sasthra Bhavan
Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram-4
Tel: 0471 2548200-09
Email :

Scientist in -Charge
Dr. K Vijayakumar
Principal Scientist
Tel: 0471-2548214