300 women scientists to get research grants for 3 years: Dr Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Chairing a review meeting of Department of Scientific and Industrial research (DSIR) Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Earth Sciences, MoS PMO, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space and MoS Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,  Dr Jitendra  Singh on Friday said that innovations in science and technology should be to empower citizens in line with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to promote ease of living.

While taking review of the working of DSIR and CSIR, Dr. Singh commended the CSIR- ASPIRE scheme which is a testimony of governments efforts to support women scientist. Aspire is a Special Call for Research Grants for Women Scientists launched on the occasion of International Women’s Day last year. Around 3000 proposals were received. After screening and independent reviewing, the area-wise research committees recommended a total of 301 research proposals for support.

Dr. Singh expressed his satisfaction over the success of ‘One Week One Lab’ initiative and directed the team to scale it up and work on lines of ‘One Week One Theme’ initiative. ‘One Week One Lab’ (OWOL) campaign of CSIR showcases the diverse legacies, exclusive innovations and technological breakthroughs of the network of 37 CSIR labs situated across the Nation, working in diversified domains of science and technology. He said “Our aim should be to build stronger connect with various industries and MSMEs, start-ups and other stakeholders, and not just confining it within the walls of laboratory, he added.


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