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.