Call for proposals under NNRMS programme
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT
DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2014-15 UNDER
National Natural Resources Management SYSTEM (NNRMS) PROGRAMME
The Ministry of Environment & Forests invites research proposals for financial support in prescribed format under its NNRMS Programme. The NNRMS Programme supports research projects aimed at optimal utilization of remote sensing techniques along with conventional methods for addressing key environmental and ecological issues such as management of forests, grasslands, faunal resources, wetlands, coastal areas management including conservation of mangroves and coral resources, land degradation, impact of developmental activities on environment.
Priority will be given to the areas relating to Monitoring of Ecologically Sensitive Areas, Establishment of Himalayan Snow and Glaciers Monitoring System, time series analysis of data for different ecological & environmental variables of various bio-resources and environment covering the specific proposals:
– Ecologically Compatible land use planning in the notified Eco-sensitive Zones through Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies.
– Long term ecological research for biodiversity assessment and Monitoring in biodiversity hot-spots of the country.
– Time series analysis of data for a minimum period of four to five years for different ecological and environmental variables in respect of Snow and Glaciers, Wetlands, Coastal Zones and Forest types of India.
All Academic institutions, Universities, National Institutes, recognized R&D institutions, reputed non-governmental organizations and voluntary bodies as well as private organizations including industry through scientists and technologists working in them (both NGOs, voluntary bodies and private organizations including industry have to be registered as a research institution with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India) are eligible to submit the proposals.
Guidelines for applications:
The “Guidelines for Support to Environmental Research – 2012” inter alia which provides details on the scope and coverage of research grants, concept of public private partnership in research projects, procedure for invitation, submission, appraisal, monitoring and review of research projects along with norms for funding, terms and conditions governing research grants and prescribed proformas are available on the website (www.envfor.nic.in) of the Ministry under the link http://moef.nic.in/assets/re_guidelines_f_indd.pdf.
Submission of proposals
The research proposals should be submitted/prepared by the Principal Investigator (PI) in the prescribed proforma given in the “Guidelines for Support to Environmental Research – 2012” and forwarded to this Ministry alongwith Fifteen (15) hard copies of the proposal and a soft copy in CD form by the Head of the Institution. If the project is a joint venture then it should be explicitly mentioned.
The proposal completed in all respects should be sent by Registered/Speed Post in a confidential sealed envelope during the current Financial Year 2014-2015 on the address given below. The research proposals not evaluated in the financial year (2014-2015) would be considered in the next financial year.
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