GRANT-IN-AID SCHEME FOR INTER-SECTORAL CONVERGENCE & COORDINATION FOR PROMOTION AND GUIDANCE ON HEALTH RESEARCH
This scheme aims at providing support in the form of grant-in-aid to for carrying out research studies to identify the
existing knowledge gap and to translate the health leads into deliverable products. The scheme will focus on
encouraging innovation, their translation and implementation research so that there is a better utilization
of available knowledge. This scheme has been approved by CCEA on 6th February, 2014 at a total
estimated cost of Rs. 1242 crores for 754 studies.
To support and encourage focused and deliverable research for estimation of disease burden/ development of new technologies/process, diagnostics, to address health research issues for affordable healthcare in the country.
To support studies on the issues pertaining to technology access particularly in the context of Gender & Child health care and under privileged.
Translation of leads into products & processes for adoption in public health systems.
Development of collaborative health research projects involving different Science &Technology departments/organizations.
To evaluate the existing processes/ products/ technologies for their comparative cost effectiveness to save public expenditure.
The main components of the scheme are:
Research studies with emphasis on public health
Translational Research Projects
Inter-sectoral co-ordination including funding of joint projects
Govt. Medical Colleges/ Institutes/ Universities
Private institutions / NGO registered with DSIR/DHR
Individuals holding regular faculty position in universities, medical colleges, post-graduate institutions, recognized R&D laboratories and NGO.
Professional bodies/scientific societies/ scientific bodies.