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Travel Grants


Research Scholars are finding it difficult to collect information about the travel grants when they are looking for some funding agencies to fund them - to attend conferences, seminars abroad.


I also felt this problem when i was trying to collect informations. When to submit the forms, to whom it needs to be addressed etc., Hope this webpage will satisfy some of the basic needs of the Research scholars.

 

Note: I found one site from my friend Mr. Manivannan of Bio-med/IITM, the link of which is given below. I have added the similar details here as a redundancy.

Travel Grants are provided to the research scholars by many institutes and research establishments across the country, like DST, CSIR, AICTE, INSA, ARDB, COSTED, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, IITMAANA etc., Data forms and filled sample forms and applications are provided here. The applicants may modify the contents/improve the way of presenting in their own way.

Before going to submit your application

Read this article, refine your application, make it more presentable and submit. Before submitting the application, please make a checklist of enclosures and cross check whether everything is appended to the application and one important thing. Please submit the application IN time.

Ten Ways to Write a Better Grant

Check for visa Procedures - I found this Excel file which was updated in 2005 and i highly recommend, applicants to check for new list availability.

Visa Guide

Covering Letter

A sample covering letter, which i used, can be found here. Covering letter needs to be modified by the individual as per his/her view. I have used the same covering letter for all funding agencies. It was highly recommened that you prepare individual covering letter for the agencies as needed.

Covering Letter Sample.pdf 

 

1. DST - Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

Application Form

Application Form Empty DST Application

Application Form Sample(Filled) DST Application Sample

Rules and Regulations

Rules DST Rules

Address for Correspondance

Head SERC, Attn. (PFA Section), Department of Science and Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, NEW DELHI - 110 016.

Website

Home page: http://www.stic-dst.org/

http://dst.gov.in/r&d_funding/rdfs1.htm

 

2. CSIR - Center for Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India

Application Form

Application Form Empty CSIR Application

Application Form Sample(Filled) CSIR Application Sample

Rules and Regulations

Rules CSIR Rules

Address for Correspondance

The Secretary, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex, Pusa, NEW DELHI - 110 012.

Website

Home page: http://csirhrdg.res.in/default1.htm

 http://csirhrdg.nic.in/tg_form.htm

3. AICTE - All India Council for Technical Education

Primarily for researchers from academics (teachers)

Application Form

Application Form Empty AICTE Application

Application Form Sample(Filled) AICTE Application Sample

Rules and Regulations

Rules AICTE Rules

Address for Correspondance

AICTE Address: ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION , 7th Floor, Chanderlok Building, Janpath, New Delhi-110 001

AICTE EPABX Numbers: 91-11-23724151; 91-11-23724151 to 91-11-23724157; 91-11-23724157

AICTE Fax Number: 91-11-23724183 

Website

Home page: http://www.aicte-india.org

 

4. INSA - Indian National Science Academy, Govt. of India

Application Form

Application Form Empty INSA Application

Application Form Sample(Filled) INSA Application Sample

Rules and Regulations

Rules INSA Rules 

Address for Correspondance

The Secretary, Indian National Science Academy, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, NEW DELHI - 110 002.

Website

Home page: http://www.insa.ac.in/html/home.asp

 

5. A R&D B - Aeronautics R&D Board, Govt. of India

Application Form

Application Form Empty ARDB Application

Application Form Sample(Filled) ARDB Application Sample

Rules and Regulations

Rules ARDB Rules

Address for Correspondance

The Secretary, Aeronautics Research & Development Board, (AR & DB) Defence Research & Development Organisation, Ministry of Defence, ‘B’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, NEW DELHI – 110 011.

Website

Home page: http://www.drdo.com/boards/ardb/index.htm

 

6. COSTED - Committee on Science and Technology Developing Countries

COSTED is closed now - information as on Aug. 2009 (Received communication from the Director, COSTED)

 

7. Sir Ratan Tata Trust

Application Form

Application Form Empty TATA Application

Application Form Sample(Filled) TATA Application Sample

Rules and Regulations

Rules TATA Rules

Address for Correspondance

The Secretary & Chief Accountant, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Bombay House, Homi Mody Street, MUMBAI - 400 001.

Website

Home page: http://www.srtt.org/index.html

 

 8. IIT Madras Institute Funds 

Application Form(for IITM Students alone)

Application Form Empty IITM Application

Application Form Sample(Filled)

Rules and Regulations

Rules IITM Rules

Other Supporting Documents

 IITM Release of Grant Request

Address for Correspondance

The Executive Secretary, IIT Madras Alumni Association, IIT Madras, CHENNAI – 600 036.

Website

Home page: http://www.iitm.ac.in

 

9. IITMAANA - IITM Alumni Association

IITMAANA is the Alumni Association of IIT Madras students and it provides travel grant and other support (for IITM Students alone).

Application Form

Application Form Empty IITMAANA Application

Application Form Sample(Filled) IITMAANA Application Sample

Rules and Regulations

Rules IITMAANA Rules

Other Supporting Documents

 IITMAANA Undertaking Letter

Address for Correspondance

The Executive Secretary, IIT Madras Alumni Association, IIT Madras, CHENNAI – 600 036.

Website

Home page: http://www.iitmadras.org/iitmaana/

 

10. CCSTDS - Centre for Cooperation in Science and Technology among Developing Societies

CCSTDS is a Centre, functioning under Department of Science and Technology (DST). The Centre is mandated to spread the spirit of Science and Technology co-operation among developing societies. The Centre was formerly functioning as a secretariat for Committee on Science and Technology in Developing Countries (COSTED)

Application Form

Application Form: http://www.ccstds.tn.nic.in/tf_app_form.pdf

Support Documents

Abstract Sheet Sample

Addresses

Air India letter

You can find the AI Office at Raja Annamalai Building, near Spencers Plaza.

(click the image to enlarge the view)

Bonafide Request Sample

DC Report Sample

Guide Reco Sample

Justification Letter

List of Enclosures

Purpose of Visit Sample

 

Related Links and Websites

Websites where you can find similar information

www.geocities.com/tips4iitbme

http://www.oec.iitm.ac.in/travel.htm

 
http://www.lantana.tenet.res.in/~ranbir/grant/ - particularly compiled for scholars in CSE
 
 
http://www.inlaksfoundation.org/inlaks-research-grant.aspx - For students in Humanities and Social sciences

Air Travel Enquiry sites

http://www.ghumo.com/

http://www.airindia.com/

http://www.journeymart.com/

https://www.orbitz.com/

http://www.yatra.com/

 

Air Travel Fare Enquiry (Along with hotel reservation also)

http://farechase.yahoo.com/

This is one of the best sites i have seen

 

International Phone Card

http://www.uspcard.com/#

 

International Student Identity Card

http://www.istc.org/sisp/index.htm

 

Destination Details

http://wikitravel.org/en/Main_Page

 

Related Documents

Indian Airlines - Student Concession Form

INSA - Visting Fellowship

UGC Application

Other Details

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