Anna University Announces Research Grant To Develop Nano-Coating For PPE

Anna University Announces Research Grant To Develop Nano-Coating For PPE
As the world grapples with COVID-19 pandemic, TamilNadu government and medical experts are busy in creating emergency measures and ramping up resilience in the state.

In the fight against this novel pandemic, wearing masks is very important to safeguard ourselves. However, nonmedical masks may not be effective in preventing infection for the person wearing them.

So, Anna University is supporting the government to mitigate the shortage of medical masks by inviting project proposals for its short-term Research Grant in thrust areas related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Science and Technology will fund the project and the last date to submit the proposal is April 30, 2020.

Preferable thrust areas are:

  • Antiviral Nano-coating which can be used on the material for producing  anti-COVID-19 Triple Layer Medical masks and N-95 respirator or better masks in large quantities
  • All components of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for protecting the health care workers against COVID-19 with industrial partners to increase production.

The partnering industries can support through labor force or financial support or partly for the testing of Nano-coating materials to meet the International Standards or BSI standards in quality. 

The project duration is set up to 1 year with the maximum budget limit of 25-30 lakhs.

Candidates can submit their proposals on the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) website i.e., in their Core Research Grant (CRG) format. The proposals received will be screened for the competence of PI, suitability, and scope before peer-review on a first-come basis.

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