Grant Applications are invited for innovative research projects from PIs with potential for independent research and also from teams of young PI/s for collaborative projects to foster interdisciplinary research and multi-institutional collaboration.
The Principal investigator should be below 40 years holding independent position (and within 10 years of receiving a PhD). Each application should have Co-PI (preferably below 50 years) with prior experience of grant management and also may include Post-Doctoral students as additional Co-PI’s together with young faculty/scientists holding permanent positions.
Applicants must be from non-profit organisations and should have demonstrated a promising track-record of early achievements appropriate to his/her research field and career stage, including significant publications (as main author) in international peer-reviewed scientific journals. Applicants may also refer to abstracts or a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted patents, awards, prizes etc.
The RGYI scheme is under implementation since 2005-2006 and under this scheme numerous young investigators have been supported. In past five cycles of “Call for Proposals” under RGYI, there has been overwhelming response as more than 3000 proposals have been received and about 400 projects recommended (based on their merit)and implemented so far. Thus RGYI has provided start-up grants to young investigators across the country working in different settings such as central government funded institutions, State Government funded University departments, scientists at DSIR approved private institutions etc.