Research Grants

Year Grant
Current Projects
2016 – 2019: Mechanism of Food Induced effects on reproduction and metabolism: A study on Zebra Finches – Funded by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).
2013-2018: Anticipation in genes: Molecular, physiological and behavioral correlates of response of circa-annual clocks to seasons in night-migratory song birds- funded by Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi
Completed projects
2014 – 2016: Indo-US Center for Biological Timing, funded by IUSSTF, New Delhi
2007-2014: Avian circadian seasonal systems: from behavior to molecules – funded under IRHPA scheme by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi
2011-2014: Circadian brain photoreceptors in birds I: Localization and functional evaluation- funded by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, India
2011-2014: Neurobiology and Understanding the Circadian System Linkage of Cognitive Performance in an Avian Model System- funded under CSI by the Department of Science and Technology, India
2012–2014: Mechanism of adaptation to seasonal changes in vertebrates – funded by Department of Science and Technology, India
2009-2012: Regulation of circadian and seasonal responses: role of social cues- funded by University Grants Commission, New Delhi
2009-2012: Spectral sensitivity of the Circadian system in the migratory bunting- cues-funded by University Grants Commission, New Delhi
2009-2012: Role of GnIH in regulation of seasonal breeding in photoperiodic and non-photoperiodic birds- funded by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi
2007-2010: Immunohistochemical study of seasonal system in birds – funded by Council of  Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi
2005-2009: Role of food in regulation of circadian and seasonal responses in birds- funded by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi
2002-2005: An immunohistochemical study of the photoperiodic transduction in birds-funded by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi
2000-2002: DST- DAAD International Collaboration project with Max-Planck Institute of Biological Rhythm Research, Andechs, Germany
1999-2002: Role of melatonin in avian circadian system (SERC major project) – funded by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi
1999-2002: Sensitivity of circadian entrainment pathway in the bunting (Emberiza sp.) –funded by Council of  Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi
1996-1999: Spectral sensitivity of photoreceptors mediating photoperiodic entrainment and induction in the blackheaded bunting – funded by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi
1992-1995: Light relations of circadian rhythms in the migratory blackheaded bunting, Emberiza melanocephala – funded by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi
1989-1992: Strategies of endogenous programming in palaearctic-Indian migratory birds –funded by University Grants Commission , New Delhi
1988-1991: Properties of biological clocks underlying photoperiodic phenomena in birds –funded by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi
1989-1990: Photoperiodic control of timing of gonadal regression (refractoriness) in birds – funded by University Grants Commission, New Delhi