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Faculty Research Grants

RMC of Koteshwor Multiple Campus provides two different grants for the faculties for their research works, which are:

1. Mini Research Grants

2. Collaborative  Research Grants

Guidelines for Mini Research Grants for the faculty members

Research Management Cell (RMC) of Koteshwor Multiple Campus invites research proposals along with application forms from eligible faculty members for “Mini Research Grants”. Mini Research Grants will be provided to those qualified faculty members with either an M. Phil degree or a Master’s degree. A total of 10 such grants will be provided to the faculty members of KMC and each grantee will receive maximum a sum of NRs. 40,000 (Forty thousand rupees only). In order to distribute the awards proportionately to all subjects or areas, each department will be awarded at least one Mini Research Grant for the individual faculty members. The selection and acceptance of grants will be done from the evaluation committee formed by RMC.

Purpose

The purpose of this provision for Mini Research Grants is for improving the research skills of faculty members so that they could share their experience with their students. These research grants will motive the faculties in deeper investigation in their areas of expertise.

Scope

Research Management Cell will work with the research grantees to ensure that the issues and needs are adequately addressed and that the research outcomes are directly relevant and useful to the grantees and his or her department.

Procedure

Research Management Cell will allocate the fund for Mini Research Grants and Collaborative Research Grants through the provisions in accordance with the provision of Human Resource Development Plan. RMC manages the process of submission of proposals, selection from the evaluation committee formed.

After the selection and approvals of the grants the research should be completed within six month from the contract agreement between RMC and the researchers.

Minimum requirements for eligibility

1.     Faculty members who fulfill the following requirements may apply for awards:

2.     The research grants can be awarded to an individual faculty of the Campus.

3.     The researcher must be a faculty member with non-PhD and non-Professor.

4.     Applicants who have once received the fellowships/research grants from the Research Management Cell are not eligible to apply for the next year.

5.     There must be assurance of the students of the concerned department to be involved in research process.

6.     In case of dispute, the final decision will be made by the Selection Committee under the Research Management Cell of Koteshwor Multiple Campus.

Evaluation Procedure:

Research Management Cell under Koteshwor Multiple Campus will form a Selection Committee to evaluate and recommend the successful candidates to the Research Management Cell. The following criteria of the weightage of marks will be used to select successful applicants for grants:

Evaluation of proposal 70

Proposal presentation 30

Total 100 marks

The candidate must obtain a minimum of 50% marks from the evaluation of proposal to be called for the proposal presentation.

Funding and Duration

The amount of the Mini Research Grant will be provided to the grantees as per the decisions made by the Research Management Cell of Koteshwor Multiple Campus. The disbursement of fund will be as follows:

25% upon signing an agreement of the grants, and

75% upon completion of the study.

The research must be completed within six months starting from the signing of an agreement between the Research Management Cell and the grantees, but the research report should be

submitted to the Research Management Cell for evaluation no earlier than five months from the signing of the agreement. In case of unavoidable circumstances, one month can be extended upon a reasonable request by the researcher/s if they cannot complete their study in the specified period. This provision applies to only one time extension of study period. In case of discontinuation or misconduct of the study, the grantees have to reimburse the funding awarded to him or her to the Research Management Cell.

Documents to be submitted for awards

1.     An application form must be submitted in the specified format available from the Research Management Cell

2.     Copies of the certificates of the highest academic qualification.

3.     Two copies of research proposals in APA format. The length of the proposal should not exceed 10 pages including the cover page with 1.5 line spacing throughout 

        the proposal.

4.     The proposal will undergo two blind reviews followed by proposal presentation and documents for evaluation. The proposal must include a cover page that bears

       the title of the proposal, the researcher’s name, and researcher’s affiliation. The name of the researcher should not appear in any part of the text except the cover

       page. (The outline of Mini - Research proposal is mentioned in Appendix 3)

Processing charge to be deducted

10% of the total funding shall be deducted from the allocated fund as the administration charge to the RMC.

Deadlines

Research Management Cell under Koteshwor Multiple Campus will notify the deadline for the call for proposals for research grants.

Report Approval

Mini-Research Report will be evaluated by the evaluation committee members formed by the RMC and it will be finally approved after the final presentation from the researcher (s). The report will be given to the subject expert (external evaluator). The researcher has to present and defend the comments for the acceptance of the report. The RMC will accept and approve the report from the evaluation of the committee formed. (Format of Mini – Research Report evaluation is mentioned in Appendix 4 & 5)

Research Misconduct

Research Management Cell will draft appropriate policy on research procedures and ethical considerations. The Research Management Cell will also draft a guideline with procedures for addressing the cases of allegations of research misconduct filed in the Research Management Cell. Research misconducts include deliberate fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results, and harmful activities

A Code of Ethics:

A violation of the Code of Ethics or any other apparent irregularity is encouraged to report such violations to the Research Management Cell under Koteshwor Multiple Campus. If reported or requested by any person, the Research Management Cell will make every reasonable effort to keep the identity of such person confidential and conduct a full and fair investigation of the allegations. If allegations against any research grantees are found true, the Research Management Cell will pursue disciplinary action against the wrongdoers and if any individual who knowingly files a false report with the intention to injure another will also face disciplinary action by the Research Management Cell.

Code of Ethics for the Research Management Cell Reviewer for Mini Research

The Research Management Cell will prepare a Code of Ethics for the Mini Research that will comply with this Guideline for its implementation.

Collaborative Research Grant for the faculty members

Research Management Cell of Koteshwor Multiple Campus invites research proposals along with application forms from eligible faculty members for “Collaborative Research Grants”. Similarly, the campus has been providing ‘Collaborative Research Grants’ for collaborative researches. Both the students and faculties can collaborate for the research. Collaborative research grant will be provided to the team of faculty members of KMC and students. A total of six such grants will be provided to the team of faculty members where a sum of NRs. 60,000 (sixty thousand rupees only) is allocated. The collaborative research can be done in any of the subject areas. Students of any faculties and level can take part in this collaborative research.  The collaborative research encourages both the faculties and students to work in a team while sharing their experiences and expertise.

In order to distribute the awards proportionately to all subjects or areas, each department will be awarded one Collaborative Research Grant for the individual faculty members. 

Both these mini researches and collaborative researches are published in the KMC Journal in the journal article format.

Students too will be benefitted from the research as they will gain an experience in conducting research and writing while learning the subjects. Inclusion of the students in the collaborative research will open the door for research and its wider areas.

Purpose

The purpose of this provision for Collaborative Research Grants is to support subject and area based research works for improving the research skills of faculty members. It will help to increase the team work and assure students’  involvement of students in the research process. The students will get an experience of the research and will be motivated to conduct research activities.

Scope

Research Management Cell will work with the research grantee teams to ensure that the issues and needs are adequately addressed and that the research outcomes are directly relevant and useful to the grantees and their department.

Procedure

Research Management Cell will allocate the fund for Collaborative  Research Grants through the provisions in accordance with the provision of Human Resource Development Plan. RMC manages the process of submission of proposals, selection from the team of experts formed.

After the selection and approvals of the grants the research should be completed within the allocated time.

Minimum requirements for eligibility

The team that fulfills the following requirements may apply for collaborative research grants.

1.     The research grants can be awarded to the team of faculty members of a certain department of the Campus.

2.     All the team members must be the faculty members of the campus.

3.     The team leader of the research should be the full time faculty of the campus.

4.     Applicants who have once received research grants from the Research Management Cell are not eligible to apply for the next year.

5.     There must be assurance of the students of the concerned department to be involved in research process.

6.     In case of dispute, the final decision will be made by the Selection Committee under the Research Management Cell of Koteshwor Multiple Campus.

Evaluation Procedure:

Research Management Cell under Koteshwor Multiple Campus will form a Selection Committee to evaluate and recommend the successful teams to the Research Management Cell.  (Evaluation Sheet is mentioned in the Appendix 4 & 5).The following criteria of the weightage of marks will be used to select the successful applicants for grants:

Evaluation of proposal 70

 Proposal presentation 30

Total 100 marks

The team must obtain a minimum of 50% from the evaluation of proposal to be called for the proposal presentation.

Funding and Duration

The amount of the Mini Research Grant will be provided to the grantees as per the decisions made by the Research Management Cell of Koteshwor Multiple Campus. The disbursement of fund will be as follows:

25% upon signing an agreement of the grants, and

75% upon completion of the study.

The research must be completed within six months starting from the signing of an agreement between the Research Management Cell and the grantees, but the research report should be submitted to the Research Management Cell for evaluation no earlier than 5 months from the signing of the agreement. In the case of unavoidable circumstances, one month can be extended upon a reasonable request by the researcher/s if they cannot complete their study in the specified period. This provision applies to only one time extension of study period. In case of discontinuation or misconduct of the study, the grantees have to reimburse the funding awarded to him or her to the Research Management Cell.

Documents to be submitted for awards

1.     An application form must be submitted in the specified format available from the Research Management Cell

2.     Copies of the certificates of the team members of the highest academic qualification only.

3.     Two copies of research proposals in APA format. The length of the proposal should not exceed 10 pages including the cover page with 1.5 line spacing throughout

        the proposal. (Format of Collaborative  - Research proposal is mentioned in the Appendix 6)

4.     The proposal will undergo 2 blind reviews followed by proposal presentation and documents for evaluation. The proposal must include a cover page that bears the

        title of the proposal, the researcher’s name, and researcher’s affiliation. The name of the researcher should not appear in any part of the text except the cover page.

Processing Charge to be deducted

10% of the total funding shall be deducted from the allocated fund as the administration charge to the RMC.

Deadlines

Research Management Cell under Koteshwor Multiple Campus will notify the deadline for the call for proposals for research grants.

Report Approval

Mini-Research Report will be evaluated by the evaluation committee members formed by the RMC and it will be finally approved after the final presentation from the researcher (s). The report will be given to the subject expert (external evaluator). The researcher has to present and defend the comments for the acceptance of the report. The RMC will accept and approve the report from the evaluation of the committee formed. (Format of Collaborative – Research Report evaluation is mentioned in Appendix 4 & 5)

Research Misconduct

Research Management Cell will draft appropriate policy on research procedures and ethical considerations. The Research Management Cell will also draft a guideline with procedures for addressing the cases of allegations of research misconduct filed in the Research Management Cell.

Research misconducts include deliberate fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results, and harmful activities

Code of Ethics:

A violation of the Code of Ethics or any other apparent irregularity is encouraged to report such violations to the Research Management Cell under Koteshwor Multiple Campus. If reported or requested by any person, the Research Management Cell will make every reasonable effort to keep the identity of such person confidential and conduct a full and fair investigation of the allegations. If allegations against any research grantees are found true, the Research Management Cell will pursue disciplinary action against the wrongdoers and if any individual who knowingly files a false report with the intention to injure another will also face disciplinary action by the Research Management Cell.

Code of Ethics for the Research Management Cell Reviewer for Collaborative Research

The Research Management Cell will prepare a Code of Ethics for the Mini Research that will comply with this Guideline for its implementation.

 

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