Brief Information: 

Department of Environment, Science & Technology (DEST) hereby jointly invite proposals under “HP Specific Research & Development Project 2021-22” (up to Rs.10 Lakh for a total period of 2 years) for Department of Environment, Science & Technology, Shimla-1 and H.P. Council for Science, Technology and Environment (HIMCOSTE), Shimla-9 to strengthen research and development in various fields of Environment and Science, Technology in the State of Himachal Pradesh.

Proposals are invited from Scientists and Technical experts, Engineers working in the academic sector, National labs and other recognised R&D institutions in H.P. on following three major thematic areas:

Thematic Area 1: Environment, Climate Change & Natural Resource Management

Thematic Area 2: Biotechnology

Thematic Area 3: Science & Technology

Proposals pertaining to Thematic Areas 1 & 2 shall be submitted to DEST and proposal pertaining to Thematic Area 3 shall be submitted to HIMCOSTE.

Details of sub-themes under each of these thematic areas, format for submission of proposal, guidelines and terms & conditions are available on websites: and

Last date of receipt of proposals: 19.10.2021


  • Principal Investigators & Co-Principal Investigators who have been sanctioned projects in 2019-20 & 2020-21 would not be eligible to apply again.
  • Only one best project proposal is to be submitted by (PI & Co-PI) in any of the thematic areas.
  • Multiple proposals from same PI & Co-PI will not be entertained.


Last modified date : 23-09-2021
Last Updated: 07/06/2022 - 09:25
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