Nagarathna Memorial Grant – 2019 Open for Applications

Nagarathna Memorial Grant is a no strings attached grant of one lakh rupees (~$1400). It's a micro grant targeted at everyone. The reason for grant could be anything as long its meaningful to you and people around. Though I prefer free and open source or creative commons projects. It's not a must. It's an yearly grant. This is our second year and applications for the year 2019 is open today.

ನಾಗರತ್ನ ಸ್ಮಾರಕ ಅನುದಾನ - Nagarathna Memorial Grant

ನಾಗರತ್ನ ಸ್ಮಾರಕ ಅನುದಾನ - Nagarathna Memorial Grant

Please remember the important dates and the application is a very simple email.

  • Feb 14, 2019 – Application process opens
  • Mar 14, 2019 – Application process closes
  • April 14, 2019 – Announcement

There is also an announcement only email list which you can join by sending an email to It's the best way to keep informed.

indscicomm was one of the beneficiaries last year. I was curious and asked1 them what they did with the money. This is from their email response

Your support allowed us to:
1) keep our blog ( running for a period of one year (our blog is the digital repository and showcase for all the science communication materials we produce)
2) buy digital icons to populate our blog
3) make a donation to support Audacity, which is the open source and free audio editing software that we use to make all our podcasts
4) buy a subscription to Science News for a period of one year (Science News is an American bi-weekly magazine devoted to short articles about new scientific and technical developments, which is run by the Society for Science and the Public)

So nothing is out of scope.

Apply, Share.

  1. Just curious. I wouldn't have minded if they didn't answer. I am happy they did.