Funding Agencies (Jan – April 2021)


Funding Agencies in India for Research

Compiled by Dr. Rosalin Sahu

Funding Agency and Website AddressSupport Areas
Aeronautics Research & Development Board scientific and technological applications to aeronautical systems
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) www.aicte.ernet.inResearch in technical education in India.
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) http://csirhrdg.res.inPromotion, guidance and coordination of scientific and industrial research in India.
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)  www.drdo.comExecution of programmes of scientific research related to defence.
Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) https://brns.res.inNuclear Science and Technology through the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS).
Department of Biotechnology (DBT) projects, demonstrations and creation of infrastructural facilities.
Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers
Development of the chemical and petrochemical sectors in the country.
Department of Ocean Development (DOD) www.dod.nic.inFundamental understanding and predictive capabilities related to ocean development.
Department of Science and Technology (DST) through a wide variety of schemes to the scientific and engineering community.
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) recognition to in-house R&D units in Industry, Scientific and Industrial Research Organizations, universities, etc.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) agricultural education and research in India.
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) www.icmr.nic.inMedicine, public health and allied areas.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) and allied disciplines.  
Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) research in the social sciences in India.
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) – Department of Space www.isro.orgISRO Sponsored Research Programmes are  (RESPOND) and Space Science Promotion (SSP)
Ministry of Ayush, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa, etc.
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MeiTY) and innovation, enhancing efficiency through digital services and ensuring a secure cyber space.
Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF)  www.envfor.nic.inStrategies, technologies, methodologies, information and data dissemination for sustainable environment management. 
Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MFPI) www.mofpi.nic.inFood processing for product and process development and improved packaging.
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), development, manufacture, and deployment of new and renewable energy systems/devices.
Ministry of Power, Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) http://powersearch.cpri.res.inResearch Scheme on Power [RSOP]
Ministry of Water Resources (MOWR) www.wrmin.nic.inWater Resources Engineering.
Naval Research Board (NRB) and applied scientific research of board relevance to our future Navy.
Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) research in Science and Engineering.
University Grants Commission (UGC), Medical Sc., Language, Engineering, Literature and Agricultural sc., etc.