Any university which is in formative and / or consolidation stage and any college can submit its proposal for funding to develop and strengthen research capacity building of teachers and research scholars of all disciplines. It may also tie-up with the neighbouring institutions for its upgradation and inclusion. The university/college must be qualified under Section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956. The private institutions will not be entitled for funding however they can apply for recognition as a UGC-STRIDE Center for Research Capacity Building on a Self-finance mode.
This component of the scheme is mainly meant for young/ mid-career faculty. UGC will provide support to regular Assistant/Associate Professor in any institution/university which qualifies under Section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956.
Any researcher working in the University/Institution/College, which qualifies under Section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956 with proven track record to undertake trans-disciplinary research in the fields of Humanities and Human Sciences, can submit proposal for funding with a national network of co-investigators from a minimum of 2-4 institutions / organizations.The Principal Investigator (PI) should have sufficient expertise and support systems such as administrative, financial and research to carry out the trans-disciplinary research in the identified thrust areas. In addition to research network of Indian HEIs, reputed international institutions may be involved if well justified with approval of the UGC.