The Science and Engineering Research Board of India invites proposals from bright candidates for Mathematical Modeling & Computations for COVID-19 Infections in an attempt to reduce the effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
COVID-19 has become a global pandemic straining health system in many countries. In the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine, reducing the contact rates in the population is considered to be a better option to reduce the transmission of the deadly coronavirus.
As R&D units of the nation are striving to come up with antivirals and vaccines to eliminate this virus, it is also important to develop mathematical models to study the rate of spread of COVID-19 among the population. Similarly, the data-driven inference is also critical for the forecasting of coronavirus infections.
SERB announces short-term projects in the following areas, preferably with multidisciplinary efforts under its MATRICS program:
- Mathematical Modeling of COVID-19 Spread
- Statistical Machine Learning, Forecasting and Inferences from Pandemic Data
- Focused Algorithms for Infectious Disease Modeling
- Quantitative Social Science Approaches for Epidemiological Models
The Project duration would be one year with a fixed grant of Rs. 5 lakh plus overhead. Proposals should be submitted through the SERB online portal in MATRICS format.
Call for Proposals
Interested candidates can submit their proposals online by clicking here.
The last date to submit your proposals is April 30, 2020. (Extended)
For further details, click here.
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