Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology, GoI

Cognitive  Science  is  the  study  of  mind  and  brain,  focusing  on  how  the  mind  represents knowledge  and  how  mental  represe ntations  and  processes  are  realized  in the  brain.  The field is  interdisciplinary, combining ideas and methods from psychology, computer science,  linguistics,  philosophy,  neuroscience and  so  on. Cognitive   Science   Research  Initiative (CSRI) of Department of  Science and Technology (DST) is  aimed at revolutionizing research in  various  fields  such  as,  a)  nature  and  origin  of  mental  disorders  of  psychological,  social and  neurochemical  origin;  b)  design  of  better  learning  tools  and  educational  paradigms; and c) design of better cognition based software technologies and devices , among others.

DST seeks  proposal  in active  areas  of  Cognitive Science research  that  includes emotions,  language, memory,  visual  perception  &  cognition,  thinking  & reasoning,  social  cognition,  decision  making,  artificial  intelligence,  computational  modeling  of  cognitive  processes, psychology, cognitive development and other important components derived from work in  neurosciences,  philosophy,  linguistics, anthropology ,  etc.  The major  aim is  to  characterize the  nature  of  human  knowledge – its  forms  and  content – and  how  that  knowledge  is  used, processed, and acquired. Aiming  to  promote  and  intensify  cutting – edge  research  in  Cognitive  Science,  DST  invites  ‘Individual Research Proposal’ and ‘Application for CSRI – PDF’ for 2017-18.

  1. Individual Research Proposal
  2. Application for CSRI – PDF

The details of both these components of CSRI are as follows:
Project duration: The project is tenable for a maximum period of three (3) years.
Last Date of Submission for both (i) & (ii): 30 June 2017

external-link Detail Notification  (375KB) : pdf-file-link
external-link Application Format (392.39 KB): pdf-file-link
external-link Proposal Format (293KB): pdf-file-link