COMSATS UNIVERSITY ISLAMABAD RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM

Research in Universities is one of the major functions of the faculty members. In order to facilitate this limited research grants are available from HEC, PSF, National ICT R&D Fund and other agencies for the researchers. Although a good number of research proposals have been approved from these organizations, however, a large number of CUI researchers into the research stream, a “CUI Research Grant Program” (CRGP) was initiated under which research grants up to the sum of Rs. 300,000 for research proposals of 1 to 2 years are available. All faculty members of CUI, as per priorities below, are eligible for funding under CRGP; however, preference will be given to young faculty and first time applicants.

A- PRIORITIES

  1. PhD students / Assistant Professors
  2. Lecturers, RAs, Scientific Staff
  3. Associate Professors
  4. Professors

Note: A faculty member can be PI in one project and Co-PI in two projects.

B-DURATION

A research grant in normally provided for a period of one to two years

C-FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Each research proposal under this program is considered for a maximum amount of Rs. 300,000/-.

D-ENTITLEMENT

The principal applicants are allowed to purchase one to two pieces of small equipment and the rest of the allocation are as per the line items in the approved proforma available on CUI-ORIC web site.

E-HONORARIA

The CRGP grant provides a maximum of Rs. 10,000/- honoraria to the principal investigator, over the life of the research proposal. There is no honoraria for the CO-PI.

F-TRAVEL

Travel within the country is allowed, for project related activities.

G-NAME OF JOURNALS

All the applicants are required to provide the name of journals in which the research paper in expected to be published.

H-UNDERTAKING

An undertaking by the applicant, duly endorsed by the Chairman/HoD, to the effect that he/she will submit the quarterly progress report along with audited statement of accounts of the expenditure incurred and he/she will not resign from his job or go for post-doctoral or other extended studies without completion of the project.

Important documents given below are necessary to be proved along with the application form:

  1. Three sets of the proposal
  2. Brief CVs of the PI and Co-PI
  3. Filled Department Review Committee’s (DRC) comment preformed
  4. Undertaking to complete the research project

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