Impactful Policy Research in Social Science (IMPRESS)

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The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is going to launch a new scheme called IMPRESS (Impactful Policy Research in Social Science) to promote policy research in social science.

The Indian Council of Social Science Research has been entrusted with the task of implementing and monitoring the scheme IMPRESS.

The identified domains under IMPRESS are as:

1.         State and Democracy

2.         Urban Transformation

3.         Media, Culture and Society

4.         Employment Skills and Rural Transformation

5.         Governance, Innovation and Public Policy

6.         Growth, Macro Trade and Economic Policy

7.         Agriculture and Rural Development

8.         Health and Environment

9.         Science and Education

10.       Social Media and Technology

11.       Politics, Law and Economics

Since the scheme is going to be launched shortly, the interested scholars may start preparing their proposals in the mentioned broad domain areas. The sub-domain areas within the stated domain areas would also appear shortly.

The interested scholars would be able to apply only after the launch of IMPRESS scheme.