Call for Research Proposals for 2017 – 18: Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation (SATYAM)

Department of Science and Technology


Department of Science and Technology (DST), in 2015, conceptualized a new research program- Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation’ (SATYAM)- under its Cognitive Science Research Initiative (CSRI).

Research proposals are invited from scientists/​academicians, preferably having prior research experience in scientific aspects of Yoga & Meditation’. Multi-centric, interdisciplinary research proposals are encouraged.

Basic themes being covered under SATYAM include, among others,
(1) investigations on the effect of Yoga and Meditation on physical and mental health and well being, and
(2) investigations on the effect of Yoga and Meditation on the body, brain, and mind in terms of basic processes and mechanisms.


Scientists/​academicians with research background in Yoga and Meditation’ and having regular position are invited to participate in this initiative. Practitioners actively involved in yoga and meditation practices are also encouraged to apply in collaboration with academic and research institutions of repute. 

To Apply

DST has started e‑PMS (onlinedst​.gov​.in) for online submission of research proposal. Principal Investigator has to register at this portal and then upload the proposal in the given format. 

Format of SATYAM Proposal is available on e‑PMS under KIRAN Division and at DST website. Two (2) hardcopies of submitted research proposal should also be sent to
Dr Vandana Singh, Scientist,
Department of Science and Technology, Technology Bhawan,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016, by Speed Post. The envelope should be superscribed with SATYAM”.

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