Dr. Mohammad Aslam and Dr. Onkar Nath Tiwari join us in the fourth instalment of the interactive webinar series from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. In this webinar, the speakers elaborate on the DBT’s competitive grant system.
Address by Dr. Aslam
0:00 Programmes supported by DBT
1:25 Research & Development Programmes of DBT
3:09 New Competitive Grants System
6:39 Scientific & Technical Appraisal & Advisory Groups (STAG)
7:33 Technical Expert Committees (TEC) — 1
8:43 Technical Expert Committees (TEC) — 2
9:41 Terms of Reference for TECs
10:49 Terms of Reference for STAGs
12:11 Terms of Reference for Biotechnology Apex Board
13:09 International Cooperation
14:13 Programme for R & D in North East Region (NER)
17:59 Have you used the eProMIS portal?
Address by Dr. Tiwari
20:00 eProMIS Web Enabled Project Management Information System (https://dbtepromis.nic.in)
20:30 Introduction to eProMIS
23:03 How to access eProMIS?
Questions & Answers
33:20 Can I PI submit more than 1 project at a time through the system?
33:37 Can someone change their area of specialisation after registering with eProMIS?
33:54 Are visiting professors / emeritus professors eligible to submit proposals?
34:33 How much time taken by the TEC and STAG committees to decide on a new project?
35:01 If a proposal is not funded does the PI get reviewer’s comments to improve on the proposal?
35:37 How much preliminary data is generally required for submitting a proposal?
36:20 Are medical projects are eligible for funding through this system?
36:56 Whether professors in colleges or private institutions are eligible to apply?
38:02 Is there a limit on the amount of funding that can be asked for in a proposal?
38:54 Are there any age criteria for those proposing?
39:30 Are there industrial / entrepreneurial schemes as a part of this proposal system?
40:35 Could we add a co-PI and then add a budget later?
41:00 Is there a provision for uploading videos and images to upload to eProMIS system?
41:33 Can we apply for ATGC grant anytime during the year?
42:03 Can scientists from NER participate in brainstorming sessions or stakeholders’ meet? If yes, then how?
43:45 In NGO’s apply in relevant field?
44:04 Is it necessary to send hardcopies of the proposal as well?
44:50 Can a DST-INSPIRE faculty apply for apply for a DBT research grant?
45:15 Are international faculty allowed to be co-PIs for these projects?
45:54 If the PI transfers to a new institute, then can the grant transfer to the new institute?
47:00 Can you apply round the year for international grants?
48:34 Can PI and co-PI be from different institutes?
48:50 Can SRFs, JRFs, Research Associates, postdocs be co-PIs?