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Call for Proposals: Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institutes SATHI Program 2021 by DST: Submit by Dec 10

Submissions are invited for Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institutes SATHI Program 2021 by DST. The last date of submission is 10 December.

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Proposals are invited through online for consideration of support under the Scheme “Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institutes (SATHI)” of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India.

The Scheme is largely aiming at: (a) procurement and maintenance of high-end equipment and infrastructure facility necessary for research/ testing/ manufacturing/ fabrication and to cater service by understanding the demands of researchers, scientists, students, start-ups, manufacturing units, industries and R&D Labs, (b) to provide access and sharing of scientific equipment and infrastructure, (c) Capacity Building of operators and technicians for efficient operations and interpretations of results/ outcome, (d) Monitoring of usage of expensive scientific research infrastructure for maximum utilization of Infrastructure management with efficient operations and to be a part of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ (Self Reliant India Campaign).

Eligibility

  • Both Government and Non-Government academic Institutions / DSIR recognized R&D centres / Organizations are eligible to apply, while fulfilling other criteria as mentioned in the format & checklist of SATHI.
  • For University / Degree awarding Academic Institutions / DSIR recognized R&D centres/organizations, the support will be considered for that region (at the national level, if supported).
  • The Government and Non-Government Academic Institutions / Organization enjoying the previous support of SAIF/ PURSE grant of DST, has to either merge those facilities with SATHI project or forgo the SAIF/ PURSE grant, if recommended recently, before implementing the SATHI grant.   
  • PRIVATE Academic University/ Institution / Organization under Not-for-Profit status would be considered as Academic Institutions (Private) option during the process of online submission of proposal. 

Criteria for proposals to be considered for support under SATHI Program: –

For the host institute (HI) / R&D Centre / Organization irrespective of their status, as Government / Non- Government, the funding pattern & its mode will be maintained at 75:25 ratio, i.e., DST share would be 75% and the management of the Government / Non-Government Host Institute / R&D center share would need to be 25% of the total sanctioned cost of the project. 

Aiming for sharing mode {matching-funding basis} at 75:25 ratio {DST Share-75% and selected HI -25%} is having the upper limit of Rs.125.0 crores (including both Recurring + Non-Recurring). The share of 25% (of total sanctioned amount) will be contributed by the HI from its own income sources and not from diverting the funds available with HIs under the Grant-in-aids received from other Departments of Government of India or from the CFI, GoI.

Description

  • SATHI Program 2021 invites application for support from eligible and interested candidates.
  • Proposals are invited through online for consideration of support under the Scheme “Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institutes” of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India.
  • The Scheme is largely aiming at: (a) procurement and maintenance of high-end equipment and infrastructure facility necessary for research/ testing/ manufacturing/ fabrication and to cater service by understanding the demands of researchers, scientists, students, start-ups, manufacturing units, industries and R&D Labs.
  • The Government and Non-Government Academic Institutions / Organization enjoying the previous support of SAIF/ PURSE grant of DST, has to either merge those facilities with SATHI project or forgo the SAif/ PUR SE grant, if recommended recently.
  • The funding pattern & its mode will be maintained at 75:25 ratio, i.e., DST share would be 75% and the management of the Government / Non- government Host Institute / R& D center share would need to be 25% of the total sanctioned cost of the project.

Submission

  • Log on onlinedst.gov.in to access the home page of the “DST e-PMS Portal”.
  • Before filling up the form candidates are advised to carefully go through the Relevant Advertisement published at the DST Website (www.dst.gov.in) and also available under Proposal Formats in the e-PMS Portal (www.onlinedst.gov.in)  after logging in the portal site.
  • To save your time and avoid data loss please download the appropriate proposal format as suitable for you to the Host Institute / University / R&D institute / Centre / Organization, fill all the information required as per the format (Word and PDF) file (max. size 5Mb) and then keep it ready for upload during submission of mandatory documents.
  • Click on “Submit proposals” link which would take you to a page seeking multiple information starting with – General information, as Head / Director of the Organization will act as Principal investigator etc. Please note for SATHI Program you do not need to fill – Suggested referees and Current Ongoing Project. Fill all the mandatory information sought against each menu except (Suggested referees and Current Ongoing Project).
  • After filling all above particulars there is provision for preview your detail before final submission of application form on clicking on “Preview” button. Preview page will display all facts/particulars that you have mentioned on entry time if you are sure with filled details then click on “Submit” button to finally push data into server.
  • Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible/ entertained after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON.

Nature of Support

The Scheme will provide optimal national-level infrastructure facilities.

  • Prominently it will provide shared, professionally managed services and strong Science and Technology infrastructure/facilities, with efficiency, accessibility and transparency of the highest order under one roof to service the demands of faculty, researchers, scientist and students of Host and User institutes/organizations (including other academic institutes, universities, national laboratories, start-ups, manufacturing and engineering industries, SMEs, R&D Labs/organization) to enable them to carry out R&D activities.
  • While Imbibing the plan of self-sustainable model, the usage of the SATHI facility will be guided by the basic principle of maximum and effective utilization and accessibility to all.
  • SATHI facility will have dedicated sections for fabrication work, rapid prototyping, material testing, characterization, new device fabrication, smart manufacturing and characterization facilities etc., to attract and help R&D labs, industrial R&D, SMEs, Incubators and Start-ups, etc.
  • If required on a round-the-clock basis with minimum downtime will also be adopted for SATHI activities. Proposal towards individual/departmental R&D support would not be accepted under this Scheme.
  • The synergy and focus of research under this scheme may preferably be aligned to National Missions/ priorities.

Important date

Online Application must be submitted by 10th December 2021 (up to 17.00 hours)

Contact

Dr. Pravakar Mohanty
Email: pravakar.mohanty@gov.in

Click here to view the official notification of Sophisticated Analytical and Technical Help Institutes SATHI Program 2021 by DST.


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