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DBT, PrakashLab calls for proposals for wide use of Foldscope as a research and education tool


The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in partnership with Foldscope Instruments and PrakashLab (Stanford) seeks applications from teachers, scientists and community members for the use of foldscope as an educational, training or research tool. 

By Team ABLE

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India in partnership with Foldscope Instruments Inc. and PrakashLab (Stanford), have invited 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.

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 program. All proposed activities 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 Program 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.

Proposal deadline: May 31, 2017