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What is IMPRESS Scheme and how much financial assistance central government will provide under this scheme. And in which areas this scheme will help to boost up. How this scheme will be implemented in the country.

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Under this IMPRESS scheme, there would be 1500 research projects and researchers will get Rs. 20 to 25 lakh for each project. Research in the field of social science is necessary for the progress of the country and research under IMPRESS scheme will help in understanding and solving problems faced by the society. Indian Council of Social Science and Research (ICSSR) will be the nodal implementing agency for the projects.

Impactful Policy Research in Social Science (IMPRESS) Scheme

The important features and highlights of IMPRESS scheme are as follows:-

  • IMPRESS scheme will identify and fund research proposals in social sciences with maximum impact on governance and society.
  • This scheme will focus research on 11 broad thematic areas which are as follows:-
    • 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
  • Expert groups will decide the sub-theme areas before releasing the notification of the scheme and making call for the applications.
  • IMPRESS scheme will ensure projects selection through a transparent, competitive process on online mode.
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