Science Committee consisting of 5 to 6 members will evaluate research proposals of students and scholars. The committee will also oversee the competitive process of receiving concept notes for the human and institutional capacity needs. These will include scholars and request for equipment. In addition, the committee will also evaluate and identify the various technologies that should be highlighted in various TPs. The science committee will seek advice from RUA Administration and External Advisory Board as necessary. The science committee is required to convene at frequent intervals and advise the CE SAIN staff and RUA advisory board. In addition, when appropriate it will also discuss with external advisory committee. It will keep USAID and SIIL informed.