Sree Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Research Grant For Translational Agricultural Research 2024

The Sree Padmavathi Venkateswara Foundation


Applications for grants are invited from interested individuals and teams from recognized universities, Government research institutes and not-for-profit research organizations based in India. The research fund shall be up to a maximum of Rs 50 lakh for a maximum period of two years.

The grant is envisaged as an enabler to deliver ready-to-deploy solutions for small and marginal farming communities. The outcome of the research, while based on advanced scientific knowledge, shall be readily translatable into fully sustainable solutions featuring innovation, relevant to the farming community, cost-effective and easily accessible. The applicant shall emphasize on the immediate deployment of the technology or research solution to the benefit of farmers.

The proposed projects for Sree Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Research Grants in Agriculture shall focus on the following major criteria –

  • Science-based innovative solutions in any branch of Agricultural Sciences through translational research with the scope of immediate deployment.
  • Curated towards the needs of small and marginal farmers.

The objective of these grants is to support translational research, based on excellent science, in the agriculture sector to achieve last-mile accomplishment.

The research outcome shall support the generation of a better livelihood and enable the empowerment of the rural farming community in India with an emphasis on small and marginal farmers.

Interested individuals and teams from recognized universities, R&D institutions and recognized non-profit research organizations in India are eligible to apply.

The proposals can be from a single institution or multi-institutional. International collaborations are also eligible; however, the lead organization must be based in India and the funds are provided to only the Indian side of the expenditure. In case of international collaborations, a strong justification must be provided as to why this collaboration is essential for the execution of the project, what value the collaboration will add to the proposal and why this work cannot be carried out in India. Any regulatory approvals needed from the Indian Government for the collaboration as well as material transfer, etc need to be highlighted.

To Apply

Applicants are requested to do due diligence in filling up the form and provide necessary information as required.

Short-listed candidates would be required to present the research proposal before a selection committee through an online presentation.

Duly filled-in applications should be submitted only through online mode by emailing to sreepvf.​agriculture@​gmail.​com on or before 15th May, 2024.

Selection of the proposals for the award of grants is expected to be completed and announced by 15th August, 2024. Successful applicant(s) will be intimated by email as well as will be declared in the Sree PVF website.

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