Call for 2017 SGRF Genomics Project Grant

SGRF announces Genomics Project Grant to support next generation sequencing projects in the areas of human health, disease, plant sciences, animal biology, biodiversity and wildlife conservation. Principal Investigators (Scientist/Faculty) working in educational institutions or not-for-profit research organizations, students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: July 31st, 2017
Award decision date: Sep 11th, 2017

SGRF will cover the cost of sequencing for selected proposals (30-90Gb of data). Proposals will be evaluated by an team of experts and where needed the committee may seek clarification or modification to the proposal. Investigator will be eligible for Rs. 15,000/- award for incidental expenses to be paid upon completion of the project and publication of the results in a peer-reviewed journal. The selected investigator will be invited to present their proposals as posters at the 2017 NGBT meeting. SGRF will cover their travel and accommodation costs associated with 2017 NGBT meeting attendance.


Call for 2016 Genomics Project Grant


SGRF Genomics project grant designed to support genomics projects in human health, diseases, plant sciences, animal biology, metagenomics, biodiversity and wildlife.

2016 SGRF Genomics Project Grant winners

we will contact the winners via email and provide more details by Sep 12th, 2016

SI No. Application No Name Project Institute
1 141 Dr. Jewel Jameeta Noor Selective mRNA export: a cellular switch to initiate and regulate plant innate immunity to bacterial pathogens. RCB, Faridabad
2 98 Dr.Souvik Mukherjee Diabetic foot ulcer microbiome associated with chronic non-healing wounds and antibiotic resistance Biomedical Genomics Centre, Kolkata
3 74 Mr.Raveendran Muthurajan Elucidating molecular networks regulated by the transcription factor EcNAC67 conferring enhanced salinity tolerance in rice. Centre for Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Coimbatore,
4 86 Ms.B.Kalpana Metagenomic analysis of changes in active bacterial composition in caries lesions of early childhood caries and recurrent ECC KS Rangasamy College of Technology, Tamil Nadu.
5 102 Dr.Arun Shastry Matrilineal inheritance of casual variants of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in mutli-generational families DART, Bangalore
Short listed projects

we will get in touch with you regarding the projects below to request modifcation and see if they can be supported following modificaiton. We will contact you after Oct 15th 2016.

SI No. Application No Name Project Institute
1 17 Dr. Anubhab Khan Genetic variation, ìnbreeding and pathogenic load of Semi-Arid population of tigers in India National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR, Bangalore
2 76 Mr.PANKAJ KOPARDE Deciphering evolutionary history and identifying conservation units in Indian owlets Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology & National History, Coimbatore
3 24 Ms. Indu Basist Genome sequencing of Endosymbiotic bacteria of Candida sp. University of Hyderabad
4 136 Dr.Kalpana Pai Whole genome sequencing of drug resistant kinetoplastid protozoan parasite Leishmania donovan Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
5 118 Dr.Vikrant Bhor Analysis of the Gut microbiome in infants with hepatic cholestasis and association with CMV infection NIRRH, Mumbai
6 88 Dr.Pradosh Mahadani Clarify the cryptic diversity and taxonomic complexity of Dendrobium nobile based on Genome wide date ICAR, Sikkim
7 132 Dr.Vivek N Upasani Genome sequencing /NGS of Euhalothece SLVH01 and Geitlerinema SLVH04 isolated from soda lake in India MG Science Institute, Ahmedabad
8 45 Ms.Shrey Gandhi Say cheese-comparative metagenomic study of Indian cottage cheese
9 116 Dr.Sathya Priya Whole genome comparative sequencing od Aspergillus Flavus corneal isolates Aravind Medical Research Foundation, Madurai
10 53 Mr.Shivaprasad Patil Know your beer: decoding beer by their microbial composition CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi,
11 124 Dr.Sandhya Sukumaran Conservation genomics of the endangered scalloped hammerhead, Sphyrna lewini: Genome wide SNP discovery and evaluation using RAD-seq CMFRI, Cochin
12 94 Ms.Debashree Tagore Exome sequencing of familial cardiovascular disease National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, West Bengal
13 31 Mr.Manisha Madaikar Molecular characterization of familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL) with unidentified genetic defect using targeted NGS NIIH, Mumbai
14 114 Ms.Srikrupa Natarajan Whole exome sequencing to identify novel gene in Indian families with Lebber Congenital Amaurosis Vision Research Foundation, Chennai

The 2016 Genome grant application has be closed. Appreciate you submitting a proposal. We have received an overwhelming number of applications. Due to this, our committee may need additional time to evaluate the application. While we will try to make a decision by August 31st, 2016 we think we may need until September 12th to announce the winners. We will post the winners on the SGRF website and notify everyone that submitted a proposal. Once again many thanks on behalf of SGRF and the grants program committee for your interest and application.

SGRF announces Genomics Project Grant to support next generation sequencing projects in the areas of human health, disease, plant sciences, animal biology, biodiversity and wildlife conservation. Principal Investigators (Scientist/Faculty) working in educational institutions or not-for-profit research organizations, students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: July 31st, 2016
Award Decision Date: August 31st, 2016

SGRF will cover the cost of sequencing for selected proposals. Investigator will be eligible for Rs. 25,000/- award for incidental expenses. The selected investigators will be invited to present their progress at the 2016 NGBT meeting. SGRF will cover their travel and accommodation costs associated with 2016 NGBT meeting attendance.