Goa schools, colleges & NGOs to receive financial grants to nurture scientific temper

Goa schools, colleges & NGOs to receive financial grants to nurture scientific temper

The state has already formed a proposal appraisal committee that includes experts in science

In a bid to create a viable environment and increase scientific temper across the state, Goa's state department of science and technology will offer grants to schools, colleges and Non-Government Organisations. While schools will be entitled to a total of ₹50,000 per year for organising events in the field of science, colleges and NGOs will get financial assistance of ₹1 lakh for the same. Read on to know more about this scheme that will benefit students, faculty members and researchers in Goa.

Monetary assistance to boost scientific fervour in Goa

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Under the ambit of this initiative, the administration will provide monetary support to schools, colleges, NGOs and research institutes in Goa to conduct workshops, seminars, exhibitions and other events in the field of science. In addition to this, Goa State Council for Science and Technology will be given grants of up to ₹10 lakh to conduct and participate in such events, every year.

On the other hand, the State Council for Educational Research and Training and Goa Science Centre will get financial assistance of ₹10 lakh and ₹5 lakh, respectively, for each financial year.

The administration has already established a proposal appraisal committee that includes experts in science. The proposals from schools, colleges, research institutes and NGOs will first be scrutinised and approved by this committee before granting the financial support. Reportedly, 25% of the entire proposed sanctions by the authority have been reserved for people belonging to the ST communities.

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