Call for Proposals: Innovate with NAST
The Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) is seeking proposals from dedicated Nepalese citizens for the 2080/081 academic year, aiming to foster technological advancements and innovations that address the nation's needs. NAST is the forefront institution championing the progression of science and technology in Nepal. This call for proposals is an opportunity for local innovators and technologists to contribute to the country's development.
Guidelines for Proposal Submission
- Proposals must be forwarded to NAST's central office in Khumaltar, Lalitpur, or emailed to the provided contact addresses.
- Proposals are restricted to a maximum length of 15 pages.
- The content must tackle the issues faced by the Nepalese populace, adhering to the template available on NAST's website.
- The proposal's budget ceiling is set at Rs. 10,00,000/-.
- Each submission must include the proposer's citizenship certificate and a biodata not exceeding two pages.
Research Focus Areas
Potential candidates should direct their proposals towards the development or enhancement of technologies in the following sectors:
- Agricultural Technology and Mechanization
- Food Technology
- Information and Communication Technology
- Energy and Transportation
- Urban Development
- Emerging Technologies
- Natural Resource Utilization
- Environmental and Climate Change
- Disaster Risk Reduction
These domains are critical for addressing the pressing challenges within Nepal and enhancing the quality of life for its citizens.
Selection Process and Project Duration
- Projects will undergo a meticulous selection process; only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
- The successful proposal will be granted a working period of one year.
Contact and Additional Information
For further clarification, reach out via:
- Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
- Phone: 01-5530881 or 01-5547715
- Detailed proposal information can be obtained from NAST's official website.
- The initial announcement was made on 2080/07/23.
This initiative by NAST reflects a commitment to technological empowerment and innovation, paving the way for sustainable development in Nepal. It is a clarion call to the nation's scientific community to step forward with proposals that can make a tangible difference in society.