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COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH SCHEMES using facilities under UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Mumbai Centre and Solid State Physics Division, BARC, Mumbai
Call for Proposals


The UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission (UGC), provides an interface between university researchers and various institutes under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). The Mumbai Centre of UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research (UGC-DAE CSR) in collaboration with the Solid State Physics Division (SSPD), BARC, has been promoting and supporting neutron beam research among researchers from various universities and other research organizations from all over India for more than a decade.

The Solid State Physics Division, BARC, has been operating since the early nineties the National Facility for Neutron Beam Research (NFNBR). This facility includes neutron scattering experimental stations at Dhruva reactor, and other supporting facilities in different locations of SSPD within BARC. The facilities under the NFNBR have been regularly used by researchers from various universities / institutions. Further details about the NFNBR may be obtained from Head, Solid State Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085 (email :chaplot@barc.gov.in). Any scientist of SSPD or UGC-DAE CSR may also be contacted for preparing a research proposal.

The Mumbai Centre of UGC-DAE CSR has recently installed at Dhruva Reactor, BARC a powder diffractometer having sample environment going down to 1.8 K and high magnetic fields of up to 7 Tesla. Besides, the Centre has some limited facilities for sample preparation, and, X-ray diffraction, ac susceptibility and viscometer for sample characterization. Facilities such as static and dynamic light scattering, dielectric relaxation and rheometry, which are complementary to neutron scattering, are also available. For details, please visit the website www.csr.res.in

The Mumbai Centre of UGC-DAE CSR invites proposals from researchers in universities and other academic organizations for Collaborative Research Schemes (CRS) on facilities under NFNBR and Mumbai Centre of UGC-DAE CSR. Any faculty member from a recognized university or academic organization may submit the proposal. UGC-DAE CSR provides financial support in the form of fellowship for student, travel grant for travel to Mumbai for experiments, and grants for contingency and chemicals. The proposal can be submitted any time. It will be peer reviewed and the Principal Investigator (PI) is expected to present the proposal in front of a reviewing committee some time in October or November. Typically, the CRS is granted for a three year term subject to satisfactory progress monitored annually in a project review meeting. One time experiments or short term projects can also be considered for doing specific measurements. A fast track process for rapid assessment of front line proposals is also available The PI should send an additional copy of such proposals to Director, UGC-DAE CSR, Indore (e-mail: director@csr.res.in) stating the reasons for such consideration. The CRS proposal format is available on the website http://www.csr.res.in/csr/mumbai/users/userforms.html. The application form or any other details can also be obtained from:

Centre-Director, UGC-DAE CSR, Mumbai Centre,
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400085
Tel.: 022-25505327, 25594930
Fax. 022-25505402, e-mail: iuc@barc.gov.in

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