ANNOUNCEMENT

FACULTY RESEARCH PROPOSAL (FOR THE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS)

In continuation of the commitment to support and expand its research profile, the University under the Institution of Eminence (IoE) scheme invites short-term research proposals (one-year duration) from the faculty members of the University Departments for the year 2022-23.

  1. Research proposals are invited from faculty members of the University of Delhi individually or in collaboration with other researchers as Co-PIs (up to two) from within/outside the University, including the University Colleges.
  2. The maximum financial assistance under this scheme for various Faculties of the University is as follows:
      Faculty Maximum Financial
    Assistance (Rs.)*
    (a) Sciences/Interdisciplinary & Applied Sciences 5,00,000/-
    (b) Social Sciences/Interdisciplinary & Applied Social Sciences/Mathematical Sciences/Management 3,00,000/-
    (c) Humanities/Law/Others 2,00,000/-

     

    *Maximum financial assistance to a PI shall, however, depend on the nature of the proposed research.

  3. The proposed study should address an intellectual inquiry with a clear hypothesis and specific objective(s).
  4. The research proposal should have clearly defined objective(s) and the expected outcome(s) to be achieved within the specified duration.
  5. The experimental work may be designed so that the software/equipment/machinery is already available with the PI/Co-PI(s).
  6. The proposal is to be submitted online on the weblink, namely: http://ioe.du.ac.in/.
  7. The last date for the submission of research proposals is: August 16, 2022.

 

Eligibility

 

  • The PI must be in permanent employment at any Department of the University of Delhi at the time of submitting the project proposal and shall have remaining service up to June 2023
  • The PI should not be on leave for more than six months when applying for the project.
  • Recipients of the FRP during the year 2021-22 shall provide the detailed progress of research work pursued under the said grant.
  • The Final Technical Report (FTR) shall include: significant findings of the research work, copy/copies of manuscript(s)/published paper(s)/acceptance letter(s) of manuscript(s). A single PDF of the FTR may be uploaded online while applying for Faculty Research Proposal (FRP) 2022-23.
  • Recipients of MRP grant, 2022, from the IoE shall not be eligible for FRP 2022-23.

 

Screening Criteria

  • Faculty members who are meeting the following criteria will only be considered for the FRP 2022-23 research grant:
  • Research Publications in the past three years (July 01, 2019, to June 30, 2022):

(Criteria of screening shall be based either on the cumulative impact factor or number of research publications as mentioned below): 

  Faculty Cumulative Impact Factor Minimum No. of Research Publications*#
(a) Sciences/Interdisciplinary & Applied Sciences 15 7
(b) Social Sciences/Interdisciplinary & Applied Social Sciences/Mathematical Sciences/Management 8 5
(c) Humanities/Law/Others 6 4

 

*The quality of research papers/ publications shall be assessed in terms of SCI/SSCI/A&HCI journals.

#A book authored in an individual capacity by a PI from a reputed publisher shall be counted equivalent to 2 (two) research publications.

 

  • The decision of the reviewer/s and the Proposal Evaluation Committee (PEC) shall be final.
  • The outcomes in terms of publications from FRP 2020-21 and FRP 2021-22 shall also be considered while evaluating the proposal.

Budget Utilization:

  1. Re-appropriation of the budget will not be entertained after sanctioning the project. However, the competent authority may allow re-appropriation to a maximum of 10%, subject to PI providing a proper justification for the same within 60 days of receipt of the sanction letter.
  2. Re-appropriation of the budget will not be entertained after sanctioning the project. However, the competent authority may allow re-appropriation to a maximum of 10%, subject to PI providing a proper justification for the same within 60 days of receipt of the sanction letter.
  3. No arbitrary expenditure on stationery or photocopying shall be claimed.
  4. All purchases shall be made as per the existing financial rules of the University & GFR 2017.
  5. If the project involves fieldwork, details of the field/experimental site(s) may be provided. However, the budgetary requirement for the fieldwork shall not exceed the permitted capped budget allocation.
  6. Travel to hometown or for personal visits shall not be admissible.
  7. The financial assistance received from the IoE must be duly acknowledged in the publication(s)/ patent(s)/ prototype(s), etc.
  8. Any misappropriation and/or wrongful utilization of funds would amount to disciplinary action against the PI/Co-PI, as per the University rules.

 

Notes:

  1. Any misappropriation and/or wrongful utilization of funds would amount to disciplinary action against the PI/Co-PI, as per the University rules.
  2. For any query regarding the research proposals, etc. please email at: osd@ioe.du.ac.in