Welcome to the Sree Padmavathi Venkateswara Foundation, where we believe that India’s potential for greatness lies in nurturing the talent of its people. Our mission is to inspire and enable talented researchers to generate knowledge and develop innovative solutions to address contemporary problems in medicine and agriculture. We believe in sustainable solutions that are of high quality, but low cost, and we are committed to making a positive impact on society.
India is rapidly transforming into a dynamic hub of intellectual innovation and discovery. To support the science and technology ecosystem in the country, the Sree Padmavathi Venkateswara Foundation has created peer-reviewed funding programs that recognize exceptional researchers with the potential to achieve ground-breaking results in areas of critical national importance.
Our foundation provides these researchers with generous funding and empowering mentorship to generate knowledge and develop sustainable solutions of the highest quality, particularly in the fields of biomedical and agricultural research. We also work on projects to deploy advanced knowledge and improve the income of small and marginal farmers. We believe that by working together, we can create sustainable solutions that will benefit not only India but also the world.
Join us on this exciting journey to inspire innovation, enrich lives, and build a better nation.
Brief information on the Foundation and the Founders:
Sree Padmavathi Venkateswara Foundation (SreePVF) is a non-profit organization based in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. The foundation focuses on health care, education, innovation, and agriculture, offering awards, donations, and grants to individuals and institutions whose aims and activities are aligned with those of the foundation. Since its inception in 2014, SreePVF has been committed to enriching the lives of people through philanthropic activities and playing a vital role in nation-building.
The foundation was established by Dr. Chadalawada Sudha and Dr. Chadalawada Nageswara Rao, both successful medical professionals and alumni of prestigious institutes such as Harvard Medical College and Tufts University, respectively. After returning from the USA in 1978, they established the popular tertiary health care center, “Pinnamaneni Poly Clinic,” in Vijayawada, a small town in those days. Driven by their passion for social work and their commitment to making a difference in the areas of healthcare, public health, and education, they founded SreePVF with the aim of contributing to society and the nation.
At SreePVF, we are committed to promoting research in the fields of Biomedical Sciences and Agriculture through our flagship Sree Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Research Grant Programme. Each year, we offer competitive funding support to research programs in these fields, providing opportunities to those who share our vision for innovation and progress.
Our Biomedical Sciences research grant program offers a three-year research grant of up to Rs 3 crores for “bench-bedside” translational research. Through this program, we aim to support research that can bridge the gap between basic scientific research and clinical medicine, with the ultimate goal of improving human health.
We also offer an Agricultural grant program that supports novel and sustainable solutions that benefit small and marginal farmers. This program provides a 50-lakh grant over two years to individuals and institutions whose work aligns with our mission to improve agriculture practices and promote sustainable solutions in the field. At SreePVF, we believe that through research and innovation, we can help drive progress and make a positive impact on society.
As part of our efforts to support the development of agroecology, we have partnered with the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture to establish the Krishna Sudha Academy for Agroecology. This academy has a mission to create a world-class research facility for agroecological approaches to farming, rural business enterprises, and public policy. It also aims to develop human resources by building an excellent learning ecosystem for farmers, students, consumers, and policymakers. At the academy, we are committed to promoting sustainable and innovative solutions for the benefit of agriculture and the communities it supports.