Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award for Outstanding Research in Tribal Farming Systems

Indian Council of Agricultural Research


Grant amount: Up to ₹100,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 31, 2018

Applicant type: Research Scientist Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: India

Location of residency: India

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Overview:

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare , Government of India. Formerly known as Imperial Council of Agricultural Research. The Council is the apex body for co-ordinating, guiding and managing research and education in agriculture including horticulture, fisheries and animal sciences in the entire country.

The award is primarily meant for any person or team (with two or three associates, if any) engaged in applied research and its applications in tribal areas of the country aimed at improving the biological resources and livelihoods or in original work directly applicable to tribal farming system.

Two awards each with the value of Rs.1.00 lakh  in cash and citation + provision of equal amount for study on related subject in geographical area of work for a year. 

Objective of the Award: To provide recognition to outstanding research done aimed at improving the biological resources and livelihoods in tribal areas. for the improvement of tribal farming systems with a view  to  bringing improved livelihood and nutritional security to tribes.

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Eligibility:

  • Any person or a team working in tribal areas of the country and engaged in applied research/extension work aimed at improving the biological resources / livelihood and nutritional security are eligible.
  • The work must have been carried out in the tribal dominated (tribal population of over 60%) area  for a minimum period of three years.