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Information related to Research and Innovation schemes
1. COVID-19 Initiatives by NITs & IIEST, Shibpur View
2. COVID-19 Initiatives by IITs View
3. COVID-19 Support through R&D by IIITs (CFTI & PPP) View
4. IMPRINT (Impacting Research in Technology) Projects on socially relevant science and engineering challenges.
Funding model: 50% MoE + 50% Other ministries
5. UAY (Ucchatar Avishkar Yojana) Projects to promote innovation of a higher order that directly impacts the needs of the industries.
Funding model: 50% MoE + 25% Industry +25% other ministries
6. Research Parks Being set up at 7 Research parks. They will serve the following purposes: Collaborative R & D; act as Center of Excellence; will work on National Mission Projects and set up Laboratories, Incubation Hub, Research cum Academic Hub; and act as a center for Technology development and transfer.
Research Parks to be set up at following Institutes: IIT Guwahati, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderbad and IISc


7. FAST (Training and Research in Frontier Areas) 36 Centers of Excellence have been set up under FAST Scheme which focuses on frontier research topics. View
8. GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Network) Short courses (1-2 weeks) are taken up by international faculty in Indian Institutes View
9. SPARC (Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration) Research collaboration with foreign institutes in top-500 QS-2020 World University Ranking or in the top-200 QS-2019 World University Ranking View
10. NIDI (National Initiative for Design Innovation) Scheme to set up Design Innovation Centers (DICs), Open Design School (ODS)& National Design Innovation Network (NDIN) for making Indian industry globally competitive. View
11. IMPRESS (Impactful Policy Research in Social Sciences) Research projects in policy domains such as: State and Democracy, Urban Transformation, Media, Culture and Society View
12. STARS (Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences) Socially relevant research, the following 6 basic thrust areas have been identified: Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Nanosciences, Data Sciences & Mathematics and Earth Sciences. View
13. STRIDE (Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy) Support high impact research in thrust areas of humanities and human sciences including arts, Indian languages, culture and knowledge systems and add new disciplines for research View