The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Prakash Javadekar launched STARS – Scheme for Translational and Advanced Research in Science to fund science projects on the National Science Day.
The ministry has approved funds worth Rs 250 crore for the scheme. These funds are going to sponsor around 500 science projects. The selection of these projects would be done on the basis of competitions.
The project will be coordinated by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Interested candidates will have to submit applications to take part in the competition. The applications will release on the first week of April 2019, as informed by the HRD Minister.
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