- 16 Aug 2019
- 1 min read
The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has proposed a new scheme, Scientific and Useful Profound Research Advancement (SUPRA) with the objective of funding exploration of new scientific and engineering breakthroughs with global impact.
- The scheme will fund disruptive ideas that can lead to new areas of study, new scientific concepts, new products and technologies.
- The focus is not on incremental or short-term advances in understanding, but new science or truly disruptive technologies.
- The scheme is designed to attract high quality research proposals consisting of new hypotheses or challenge existing ones and provide 'out-of-box' solutions.
Science and Engineering Research Board
- It was set up as a statutory body in 2009 under the Department of Science and Technology to promote and fund research in different scientific disciplines.