ln the first stage, all proposals would be received online on a STRIDE portal created and managed by Banaras Hindu University.
The Reviewer would shortlist selected proposals based on the merit of the proposal, scheme parameters and other eligibility criteria using online process.
Project Coordinator would prepare the shortlisted projects recommended by the eminent reviewers and present the shortlisted projects for approval of Search-cum-Selection (SSC) Committee.
Projects/Schemes already funded earlier by other sources like BRNS, ISSR,DST, DBT etc. may not be considered to avoid duplication.
Schemes shall be completed within 3 years for Components 1 & 2 and within 5 years for Component 3.
An upper limit on ongoing research schemes being implemented by applying researchers would be decided by Search-cum-Selection Committee based on reviewer advice.
Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), Search-cum-Selection Committee (SSC) and Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) appointed by the UGC.
The Search-cum-Selection Committee would give final approval of the schemes recommended by the Domain Experts/reviewers.