Internal grants (IGs) are derived from the annual research budget of the College. IGs aim at providing the required financial support to the staff members to conduct quality research and generate original results and findings. Regardless of their highest qualification, interested staff may apply for this type of grant. To maximise the opportunity for research conduction by the staff members, there are no timelines, and application for IGs is open throughout the year. The College mainly provides three types of internal grants. These grants include:
1.1. Journal Publication Fund: This fund is provided to the researchers who are willing to get their work published by an international refereed journal. The journal must be indexed by a reputable database recognised by the College Research Committee prior to publication. Some examples may include Scopus, ISI, and EBSCO, to name but a few.
1.2. Conference Presentation Fund: This fund is provided to the researchers who are willing to present their work in the national or international conference, seminar, symposium, congress, or similar academic events. Conference proceedings must be published by at least one of the reputable databases recognised by the College Research Committee. Some examples may include Scopus, ISI, and EBSCO, to name but a few.
1.3. Research Project Fund: This fund is provided to the researchers who are willing to conduct a research project, usually on a large scale. The scope of the study must be in line with the College’s top-down priorities which are publicised by the College in a form of a Research Strategic Plan.
These grants are revised and publicised by MoHERI regularly. Based on the latest revisions done in late 2018, there are three types of grants offered. These include:
2.1. Undergraduate Research Grant (URG): A type of research grant targeting undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in a degree program, with supervisors holding the minimum qualification of a master’s degree (MoHERI, 2018).
2.2. Graduate Research Grant (GRG): A type of research grant offered by MoHERI, supporting researchers who hold either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree (MoHERI, 2018).
2.3. Research Grant (RG): A financial support for an investigator-driven research project, where the Principal Investigator must hold a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree (MoHERI, 2018).
These grants are the product of scientific cooperation between the College and an external body. Joint Research Grants are mostly partial and all the information relating to such funds must be obtained from the memorandum of understandings signed between the two parties.
These are the grants fully or partially funded by an external body. This funding could be under a consultancy scheme, or as a research grant availed by the College. Proper information relating to such types of grants must be obtained from the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two parties.