Foundation for Advancement for Education & Research Notification for FAER – McAfee Scholar Awards Program 2018-19

FAER McAfee Scholar Awards Program 2018 – Foundation for Advancement for Education & Research (FAER) announces the FAER McAfee Scholar Program for the year 2018-19


Also See : Scholarships 2019


About FAER

  • The foundation is a non-governmental, non-profit initiative open to all. Several educational institutions and industries are currently the associate partners of the foundation.


Scholar Awards Program

  • We are conducting the FAER scholar program to select and award "scholars" status to meritorious students from engineering colleges based on a project work with a rigorous three stage selection process referred and conducted by experts in the areas of
  • Computer Science and Information Technology,
  • Communications technologies and concepts (digital, optical, wireless, satellite etc.),
  • Power and Energy Systems,
  • Signal Processing,
  • Applications,
  • Innovative applications of systems for problems related to rural areas and disadvantaged people – health, education, renewable energy, labour saving technologies, rural technologies, etc


  • The objective of the FAER scholar program is to encourage creativity and innovation amongst the students in polytechnics and engineering institutions across India particularly those in rural and semi-urban areas making them to think and prepare detailed project proposals on areas and topics of relevance related to rural areas, rural communications, agricultural information systems, e-Governance, resource utilization, ecology, watershed development, renewable resources etc.,

Prize Amount

  • First Prize: Rs.100,000/- (Rs.80000 for the student’s team and Rs.20000 for the project guide)
  • Second Prize: Rs.75000/- (Rs.60000 for the student’s team and Rs.15000 for the project guide)
  • Third Prize: Rs.50000/- (Rs.40000 for the student’s team and Rs.10000 for the project guide)


Eligibility Criteria

  • Bonafide students doing B.E. in recognized institutions are eligible to participate in this contest


Selection Process

  • Stage 1: FAER will receive project proposals from students in engineering colleges, screen them with the help of experts and select projects for funding. An amount up to a maximum of Rs.5000/- will be reimbursed to each project team after completion of their project.
  • Stage 2: Selection of "FAER -McAfee Scholars" based on the evaluation of the completed projects through a Seminar-cum-Exhibition and best projects will be awarded with Cash Prize and Certificates in FAER – McAfee Scholar Awards Presentation Function.


Application Form

  • The project proposals submitted by participants should pertain to any of the above topics or related areas. It should discuss the merits of the topic chosen.
  • For further details, format for submitting project proposals, please visit FAER website:


Important Dates for FAER McAfee Scholar Awards Program 2018

  • Last Date for Receipt of hardcopy of the proposals for projects : 31st October 2018
  • Project Approvals by FAER. 18th January 2019
  • The proposals duly certified by the project guide & Principal should reach the address mentioned below on or before 31st October 2018


FAER Bengaluru

Foundation for Advancement of Education and Research, G5, Swiss Complex, 33, Race Course Road, Bengaluru-560001, Email: [email protected], Website