Funding

We are mostly funded by public money (i.e., government grants) and we thank all funding agencies and of course, taxpayers, for funding our research work.

Here, I list our grants and funding sources, the amount (in some cases this is approximate up to one lakh rupees) and list of major expenses under each of the grants.

Title Funding Agency Amount (approximate) Duration Co-PI
Investigation of nonlinear and stochastic dynamics of

flocking systems from real data

Science and Engineering Research Board INR 42 lakhs Approved in July 2017; Project yet to begin. -na-
Aerial videography and tracking to study collective behavior of Blackbuck Royal Society Commonwealth Conference Follow on travel grant, UK UK Pounds 3000 Sep 2016 – Aug 2017 Dr Colin Torney, UK
Investigation of co-evolutionary dynamics of co-operation and collective movement in particle based models Council of Scientific and Industrial Research INR 13 lakhs Aug 2016 – July 2018 Prof Srikanth Iyer, Mathematics Department, IISc
Inferring ecological feedbacks from spatial patterns & remote sensing data ISRO-IISc Space Technology cell INR 10 lakhs April 2016 – March 2018 -na-
Mathematical and computational models of self-organized patterns in semi-arid ecosystems Indo-French Centre for Applied Mathematics Euros 15,000/- April 2015 – March 2018 Dr Sonia Kefi
Applications of nonlinear dynamics and stochastic processes to ecological systems Science and Engineering Research Board INR 25 lakhs 2014 – 2018 Prof Srikanth Iyer

Prof Rangarajan

Investigation of spatial and temporal dynamics of vegetation in semi-arid ecosystems ISRO-IISc Space Technology cell INR 12.5 lakhs April 2013-March 2016 -na-
Vegetation patterns to mobile organisms: self-organization in biological systems DBT Ramalingaswami-Fellowship, Department of Biotechnology, India INR 32.5 lakhs April 2012 – March 2017 -na-

(*I am unable to maintain a detailed break up like I did below, so the above table is a summary of everything about extramural grants but excludes departmental and institutional grants*)

April 2014 – March 2015

Funding Agency Funding Type Total Amount Major Purchases
Dept of Biotechnology Ramlingaswami Fellowship (Year 3) Rs. 4.5 lakhs International travel of students and the PI to attend conferences; minor misc expenses.
Ministry of Env. and Forests Through a grant to the dept 5.5 lakhs Salary for 1 Project Assistant (2 lakhs) and misc. expenses (field trips, honorarium to visitors, books, etc)
Science and Engineering Research Board (*new this year) Collaborative grant with Prof. Srikanth Iyer Rs. 3 Lakhs  Postdoc salary + misc expenses (spent on visitor honorarium)
Dept. of Biotechnology Through a Grant-in-Aid to the Bio division, IISc. Rs. 8 Lakhs  Consumable expenses (softwares, fabrication of experimental set up, assistance charges, etc).
Space Technology Cell ISRO-IISc partnership Rs. 3 Lakhs Salary for 1 project assistant and misc. expenses (mostly books, field trip, etc).
Total -na-  25 lakhs (approx)  

 

April 2013-March 2014

Funding Agency Funding Type Total Amount Major Purchases
Dept of Biotechnology Ramlingaswami Fellowship (Year 2) Rs. 12.5 Lakhs Salaries for project assistants, desktop super-computing system, travel for conferences, etc.
Ministry of Env. and Forests Through a grant to the dept 2 lakhs Salary for 1 Project Assistant and Misc. expenses
Indian Institute of Science Start-up Rs. 7 Lakhs  Desktop, laptop, camera.
Dept. of Biotechnology Through a Grant-in-Aid to the Bio division, IISc. Rs. 8 Lakhs  Consumable expenses (chemicals, publication charges, softwares, etc).
Space Technology Cell ISRO-IISc partnership Rs. 4 Lakhs Salary for 1 project assistant and misc. expenses such as books and travel to field work.
Total -na-  33.5 lakhs (approx)  

April 2012-March 2013

Funding Agency Funding Type Total Amount Major Purchases
Dept of Biotechnology Ramlingaswami Fellowship (Year 1) Rs. 4.1 Lakhs Salaries for Project Assistants, International travel (Ireland for collaboration), and Misc. expenses
Ministry of Env. and Forests Through a grant to the dept 2.75 Lakhs Salaries for Project Assistants, Computer and Misc. expenses
Indian Institute of Science Start-up Rs. 7 Lakhs Laptop, Computers and Misc. expenses (travel, consumables  books, field work, etc)
Indian Institute of Science New-building furniture Rs. 9 Lakhs Furnishing the new lab.
Total -na- Rs. 23.75 Lakhs -na-.

Sept 2011-March 2012

Funding Agency Funding Type Total Amount Major Purchases
Indian Institute of Science Start-up Rs. 13 Lakhs GPU Supercomputing Machine (with three Tesla 2075), Laptop and Comptuers.
Indian Institute of Science New-building furniture Rs. 4 Lakhs Furnishing the new lab.
Total -na- Rs. 17 Lakhs -na-

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