Government of India
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Subject: Inviting proposals on Grants for organizing workshops/Seminars
and conducting research studies to be conducted during 2008-09-
and Scheme details.
Ministry of Tribal Affairs is inviting proposals for releasing grants to an
institution or a group of institutions under the scheme of Supporting Projects of All
India or Inter-State Nature for following programmes:-
A. Grant-in-aid for workshops/ seminars
Under the scheme, grant-in-aid is released to Institutions/ Non Governmental
Organizations/Universities or a group of institutions for organizing workshops/ seminars
which help in disseminating research findings, identifying thrust areas, promoting arts,
culture and tradition of tribal groups, issues relating to tribal development. The
proposals from NGOs should be recommended by “Stare level Committees for
Voluntary Efforts” but the institutions like deemed universities, State Tribal
Research Institutes, National level institutions, Government funded bodies,
institutes affiliated with UGC/AICTE may apply directly to the Ministry. The
proposals are scrutinized and selection is made by an internal Selection Committee
consisting of officers from different divisions of the Ministry set up under the
chairmanship of the Joint Secretary/Deputy Director General, Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
Nature of Assistance: The grant is provided to the institutions/ Non Governmental
Organizations on the following pattern:
Duration of seminar/ Amount in Rs.
For one day 50,000/-
For two days 75,000/-
A Seminar focuses on awareness generation and dissemination of knowledge
about existing programme on tribal development and motivates tribal people to
take the advantage of these programme and schemes.
In a Workshop, after due deliberations on issues relating to tribal development, a
set of workable recommendations should emanate. But in order to be sure of this,
the proposes may link up another organization or carry out small projects
themselves, for proving that, indeed, their recommendations are practical.
During 2008-09, Selection Committee will sit twice. The proposals for
seminars/workshops to be held during September to December, 2008 will have to
be submitted to the Ministry by 31st August, 2008. NGOs should submit
through the respective “State Level Committees for Voluntary Efforts” and
other institutions mentioned above, directly to the Ministry Accordingly, the
NGOs should submit their applications to the respective “State Level Committees
for Voluntary Efforts” well in advance, so that they reach the Ministry within the
stipulated time. The seminars/workshops to be held during January to March,
2009 will have to be submitted by December, 2008.
From 2009-10 onwards, last date for receipt of proposals in the Ministry would be
28th February every year. Meeting of the Selection Committee would be held in
the middle of May.
4. Proposal for organizing workshops/seminars will be self contained and indicate:
1.Main theme of the workshop/seminar
2.Significance of the theme related to tribal development
3.Levels of participants and their number
4.Duration of the workshop/seminar
6.Cost estimates and
7.Source of funding
8.Copies of Certificate of Registration, Memorandum of Association & Bye-laws,
list of Managing Committee and Audited Accounts and Annual reports for the
last three years in case of NGOs.
B. Grant –in aid for Research studies
Nature of Assistance: The assistance is provided to the Universities/ Institutions/
Non Governmental Organizations to carry out research studies. The research grant is
ordinarily given up to a maximum of Rs. 2.50 lakh for each project to be completed in a
period of 8-12 months. The grants-in-aid will be released in three instalments: 50% of
the grant will be released as 1st instalment, out of the remaining, 25% will be released as
2nd instalment after receipt of the draft report and if the report is found to be in order.
Remaining 25% will be released after receipt of the final report. The projects sponsored
by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs will be in the field of tribal development and may
cover connected disciplines like anthropology, Sociology, Economics etc. However,
priprity within this broad area will be accorded to research projects of an applied nature
taking into consideration plan policies and frame, programme and developmental
problems requiring governmental intervention.
Submission of proposal: Research Institutions/ Non-Governmental
Organisations/ Universities desirous of undertaking research studies are required to apply
in accordance with the guidelines provided under the scheme and posted on the
Ministry’s website www.tribal.nic.in . The proposal should be furnished in duplicate and
typed out in double space:
(i) Objective: The focus and orientation as well as the specific objectives
to be spelt out in detail.
(ii) Justification: A precise identification of the problem, the hypothesis to
be tested and the question to be answered and the problem that could be
solved as a result of this study.
(iii) Relevance of the study: A statement in concrete terms as to how the
results of the study will be relevant to improvement in formulation and
implementation of developmental policy, plan or programme.
(iv) Approach and methodology: The extent to which the study is
reflective or empirical whether it is intended to collect primary data, if
the use of available data is envisaged.
(v) Details of data collection and analysis, concepts, definition important
variables, sampling design if necessary, broad content of
Schedule/Questionnaires if relevant, lines of analysis, tabulation
programme, and synopsis of chapter plan of the report if possible.
(vi) Duration of the Project: Time required for completing the study and
submission of the report period envisaged for preparation field
study/collection of data and drafting of the report.
(vii) Staffing pattern: The number and types of supporting staff, the period
for which required and scales of pay.
(viii) Budget: Financial requirements with breakup under different items,
salaries and allowances for staff, TA, stationery/printing of forms,
computation and contingencies. No amount should be provided for
publication of the report.
(ix) Institute’s contribution: The extent of contribution/organization
towards the cost undertaking the study.
(x) Bio-data of Staff: Sufficient information about the academic
qualifications and research experience of the Project Director and the
senior staff to be associated with the study. The Project Director
preferably be a Doctorate in the relevant field.
Scrutiny and Sanction: The project/ proposals are scrutinized and selection is
made by Research Advisory Committee, consisting of eminent persons in the field of
tribal affairs/ development, set up under the chairmanship of the Joint Secretary, Ministry
of Tribal Affairs.
Only such research studies shall be undertaken, which have value in terms of
applicability. Priority will be given to the following types of studies:-
Comparative studies between successful programmes and failed programmes,
thereby identifying parameters of success. This may be inter-State/Inter-district
Studies on innovative ideas for projects for benefiting the tribal economy,
preventive health, development extensions
Studies showing adverse impact of policy on PTGs.
The NGOs desirous of applying for grants under the above mentioned
schemes may apply through the respective “State Level Committees for
Voluntary Efforts”. For Application forms and other details, please refer to
the Scheme Research & Media Division on Home Page. The applications are
to be addressed to Smt. Suchitra Goswami, Deputy Secretary (R&M),
Ministry of Tribal Affairs, F281-A Wing, August Kranti Bhavan, Bhikaji
Cama Place, New Delhi-66
The institutions like deemed universities, State Tribal Research Institutes,
National level institutions, Government funded bodies, institutes affiliated
with UGC/AICTE may apply directly to Smt. Suchitra Goswami, Deputy
Secretary (R&M), Ministry of Tribal Affairs, F281-A Wing, August Kranti
Bhavan, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-66.
After completion of the study/draft report, the Institutes will be asked to give
a presentation to the officers of the Ministry. The Institute will incorporate
suggestions made during the presentation in the final report
The Institute will also submit a soft copy of the Research Study.
For Application forms and other details, please refer to the Scheme Research
& Media Division on Home Page.
The organizations/institutions sanctioned grants during a particular year will
not generally be considered next year unless the subjects, place of the
seminar/workshop are different from the previous year. Any
organization/institution defaulting in submission of completion reports and
audited accounts in time shall be barred from submitting proposals in future.