Sree Padmavathi Venkateswara Foundation (SreePVF), located in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, is a private foundation incorporated under Section 7(2) and Rule 8 of the Government of India Companies Rule 2014. Since its establishment, the foundation has been dedicated to supporting excellence in medical education and care. It also provides awards, donations, and grants to individuals, institutions, societies, and foundations whose objectives and activities align with those of the foundation.
With a vision to improve the well-being of humanity, SreePVF established the Sree Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Research Grants in 2019. These grants are awarded annually, offering one three-year research grant (up to Rs. 3 crores) to individuals and groups engaged in “bench to bedside” translational research. To assist the foundation in reviewing applications, a committee of distinguished scientists has been appointed.
Interested individuals and teams from not-for-profit research organizations are invited to apply for a three-year grant.
The grant call is open to projects from any branch of science and technology that involve cutting-edge “Bench to Bedside” translational research. The projects should aim to develop interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public. Any project focused on addressing specific disease-related topics, utilizing advanced techniques and analysis to provide translational solutions for illness or clinical problems, is eligible for application.
However, this grant does not cover projects related to climate change, agricultural sciences, and ecological sciences.
SreePVF expects the proposals submitted under this funding initiative to describe ambitious projects that generate significant benefits to human health with measurable impact. The grant aims to facilitate the development of deployable solutions that can be successfully applied at the bedside. A key requirement of the grant is that the proposed research, within the three-year grant period, should produce tangible outcomes that can be immediately translated into innovative tools, products, treatments, or interventions that are accessible and cost-effective. This way, the outcomes can benefit large segments of the population.
Proposals with a duration of less than three years will not be considered.
Interested individuals and teams from universities, research and development (R&D) institutions, medical centers, and recognized non-profit research organizations in India are eligible to apply.
Proposals can be submitted by a single institution or multiple institutions. International collaborations are also eligible, but the leading organization must be based in India. In the case of international collaborations, a strong justification must be provided explaining the essential nature of the collaboration for project execution, the added value it brings to the proposal, and why the work cannot be conducted solely in India. Any necessary
regulatory approvals from the Indian Government for collaboration, material transfer, etc., must be highlighted.