Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) has constituted this scheme to encourage and promote research talents for the implementation of high quality research projects in the emerging areas of Engineering & Technology. Faculty from Govt., Aided and Self Financing Engineering Colleges, Scientists from Research Institutions, etc. in Kerala can submit proposals. Proposals received in this category are scrutinized and then sent to three experts in the concerned field for peer review. If the proposal is found to be worth considering, then it will be placed in the Research Council for Engineering and Technology Programmes (RC-ETP). The RC-ETP assesses the content and objectives of the proposed project and recommends the nature and quantum of assistance to be provided to each project. The maximum financial grant for a project is Rs. 30 lakhs for a maximum duration of 3 years. Once the project is approved, a financial sanction order will be issued, subject to certain terms and conditions.