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The Union Minister of State Science & Technology and Minister of State Earth Sciences has proposed a Common Single Application for all Scientific Fellowships, Grants and Scholarships.
What is the need of a Common Single Application for all Scientific Fellowships, Grants and Scholarships?
Currently, there are a number of schemes under the Ministry of Science & Technology (MoST) and Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) providing scholarship/fellowship to students, researchers at different levels.
However, all these departments have separate advertisements and interview/selection processes. Thus, students/researchers have to apply at different portals in different formats and face multiple exams or interviews, which leads to hardship among students.
This situation is not only time-consuming for students, but also a lot of time and resources are deployed in the process of selection to disbursement of grants by the funding agencies.
That’s why, a Common Single Application Interface has been proposed.
How will the proposed Common Single Application Interface work?
Common Single Application will be a single web interface to facilitate all scholarship and fellowships in the Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences.
The students will not need to submit multiple applications at different portals as all departments will converge all scholarship and fellowship schemes at a single portal.
This streamlining will not only save cost and time but will provide a level playing field to all the students and help them achieve “Ease of Science Education.”
Moreover, this will also make the schemes student-centric and simplify all the grant processes.
Source: This post is based on the article “Union Minister proposed a Common Single Application for all Scientific Fellowship, Grants and Scholarships” published in PIB on 13th January 2022.