Anna University Announces Research Grant For Anti-COVID-19 Nano-Coating
The Department of Science and Technology at Anna University has announced a short-term Research Grant in thrust areas related to COVID-19 epidemic.
The Department of Science and Technology at Anna University has announced a short-term Research Grant in thrust areas related to COVID-19 epidemic. The last date to submit project proposal is April 30, 2020.
The department would fund projects in the following thrust areas preferably with multidisciplinary efforts:
- Antiviral Nano-coatings for materials to be used on appropriate material for producing anti-COVID-19 Triple Layer Medical masks and N-95 respirator or better masks in large quantities
- All components of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for safeguarding the health of all health care workers against COVID-19 with industrial partners for scaling up production
The project duration should be up to 1 year with a maximum budget limit of Rs. 25-30 lakhs (including overhead) for developing the nano-coating and new nano based material for the components of PPE, which can be transferred to the partnering Industry or a Start-up.
The industry contribution could be in the form of manpower and its CTC, or partly for testing of nano-coating to meet the EU or US standards for exporting the developed product.
The proposals can be submitted through SERB portal, 'serbonline.in', in their Core Research Grant (CRG) format. The proposals received by the University will initially be screened for the competence of PI, suitability and scope prior to peer-review. Projects will be evaluated on first-come basis.
All the items which are developed and transferred to industry should meet the International Standards or BSI standards for ensuring quality of the nano-coating based products.
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