Proposal requested from School/College for use of the Foldscope as education, training and research tool

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A very big thanks to Prof. K. VijayRaghavan( Vijay),Secretary of Department of Biotechnology (DBT) for sharing with us.

Call status: Open
Proposal deadline:May 31, 2017

Call Outline

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India in partnership with Foldscope Instruments Inc. and PrakashLab (Stanford), invite applications under this Request for Proposals from teachers, scientists and community members across India for the use of foldscope as an educational, training or research tool as detailed below.foldscope_rainforest.jpg

Selected applicants will be awarded with Foldscope and a small grant, and preference will be given to government schools and colleges in resource constrained environments. The selected applicants will be twinned with the North East region of India for exchange of idea and students under the programme. All proposed acitivities of the successful proposals will be mirrored in a school/college of the North East; likewise all successful proposals from NE will mirror activities in school/colleges from rest of India.

The North East of India is a global biodiversity hotspot. In order to connect the NE and understand the value of its rich biodiversity, ecology and environment as vital for the life of our planet, all successful projects, from the NE states and from states from rest of India will be twinned by the North-East Region_ Biotechnology Programme management Cell (NER-BPMC) DBT.

The school/college twinning will also have a long term social impact towards sharing of a national and global purpose in environmental, ecological, social and scientific matters. With such twinning, Indian youth can lead in sustainable development of our planet and in eco-science.

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For further information please get in touch with:

Dr Madhan Mohan
Adviser, NER-BPMC
Email : madhan@dbt.nic.in

Dr Shailja Vaidya Gupta
Director, International Cooperation
Email: shailja.dbt@nic.in

 

 

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