Empowerment and Equity Opportunities for Excellence in Science

Science and Engineering Research Board


The Empowerment and Equity Opportunities for Excellence in Science (EMEQ) scheme is aimed at providing research support to researchers belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe in undertaking research in frontier areas of science and engineering.

Proposals submitted need to be original and plagiarism in any form will not be acceptable. All submitted proposals would be subjected to a third-party similarity check and proposals are liable to be rejected if found plagiarised. Any text taken verbatim from other source needs to be identified using quotation marks and proper reference. Applicants are requested to pre-check their proposals for plagiarism before uploading to avoid any serious repercussions at a later stage.


The applicant should hold Ph.D. degree in Science or Engineering or M.D. / M.S. / M.D.S. / M.V.Sc. degree.


  • The applicant should be an Indian National.
  • Should be an active researcher belonging to the Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe category working on regular basis in an academic institutions/​national lab or any other recognized R&D institutions in the field of Science and Engineering.
  • The applicant should have at least four years of service remaining before superannuation as on the date of submission of the proposal.
  • Researchers/​Scientists who have ongoing project under EMEQ scheme as on the date of submission of the proposal are not eligible to apply.
  • Co-Investigators are not allowed in the scheme.
  • An investigator will be allowed to avail EMEQ project for a maximum of three times in their career.

To Apply

For online submission of the application the following points may be noted:

  • Applicant(s) should first register into the online website click here to register
  • After log-in, applicants are required to fill all the mandatory fields in Profile Detail section under User Profile, which includes Bio data, photo, Institute Address, etc.
  • Some of the details of your proposal like Project Title (max 500 characters), Project summary (max 3000 characters), Keywords (max 6), Objectives of project (max 1500 characters), Expected output and outcome of the proposal (max 1500 characters), Budget (Research Personnel, Consumables, Travel, Equipment, Contingency, Overheads ) have to be entered at the time of proposal submission.
  • Other relevant information of the proposal has to be uploaded as a single PDF file, not more than 10 MB, as technical document (TD) Download Template

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