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Impactful Policy Research in Social Science (IMPRESS)

  • 26 Oct 2018
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The Ministry for Human Resource Development has launched the web portal of the Scheme “Impactful Policy Research in Social Sciences (IMPRESS)”.

  • Under the Scheme, 1500 research projects will be awarded for 2 years to support the social science research in the higher educational institutions and to enable research to guide policy making.
  • IMPRESS scheme will be used to understand and solve problems facing the society.The scheme will be implemented at a total cost of Rs 414 crore till March, 2021.
  • Indian Council of Social Science and Research (ICSSR) will be the project implementing agency.

Objectives of the Scheme

  • To identify and fund research proposals in social sciences with maximum impact on the governance and society.
  • To focus research on broad thematic areas such as :
    • State and Democracy
    • Urban transformation
    • Media, Culture and Society
    • Employment, Skills and Rural transformation
    • Governance, Innovation and Public Policy
    • Growth, Macro-trade and Economic Policy
    • Agriculture and Rural Development
    • Health and Environment
    • Science and Education
    • Social Media and Technology
    • Politics, Law and Economics.
  • To ensure selection of projects through a transparent, competitive process on online mode.
  • To provide opportunity for social science researchers in any institution in the country, including all Universities (Central and State), private institutions.
  • ICSSR funded/recognised research institutes will also be eligible to submit research proposals on the given themes and sub-themes.
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