Department of Environment & Climate Change has constituted this scheme for the purpose of providing assistance in the form of grants to scientists and technologists for scientific/research work with particular relevance to the State of Kerala on the Environmental Problems and issues. The scheme for research and development has been initiated for promoting and initiating need based environmental research in the priority areas of pollution monitoring, disaster management mitigation, low cost waste treatment, river/lake water quality monitoring, solid waste management, climate change studies and other need based areas, and this programme is being carried out. An institutional mechanism for coordinating the research under this scheme has already been set up in Environment Department. The projects are invited from competent organizations including various research institutions/university departments and sponsored by the Department. The research reports will be peer reviewed and considered for implementation based on feasibility.
The following Guidelines provide the Objectives of research support, procedures for inviting/receipt and processing proposals for funding support, norms for funding, conditions of support and dissemination of research findings. Grants will be provided to specific projects to cover expenditure on manpower, equipment, consumables, contingencies and travel under this scheme.