Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) has constituted this scheme to encourage and promote research talents for the implementation of highly qualitative research projects in the emerging areas of Engineering & Technology. Faculty from Govt. and Aided Engineering Colleges, Scientists from Research Institutions, etc. 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 duration of 3 years. Once the project is approved, a financial sanction order will be issued, subject to certain terms and conditions.
The guidelines provide general information only. KSCSTE reserves the right to review these guidelines and modify them, as and when required. In addition to these, the implementing agency has to follow its own rules and regulations, wherever necessary.