Research Grants

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1. Internal Grants (journal and conference funds + research project funds)

Internal Grants are derived from the annual research budget of the College. IGs aim at providing the required financial support to the staff with the aim of conducting quality research and generating original results and findings. Regardless of their highest qualification, interested staff may apply for this type of grant. In order to maximise the opportunity for research conduction by the staff, 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 RCm prior to publication. Some examples may include Scopus, ISI Thomson Reuters, ISC, 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 a national or an 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 RCm. Some examples may include Scopus, ISI Thomson Reuters, ISC, 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 large scales. 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 Research Strategic Plan.

2. The Research Council (TRC) Grants

These grants are revised and publicised by TRC on a regular basis. Based on the latest revisions done in late 2018, there are three types of grants offered (TRC, 2018). 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 minimum qualification of a master degree (TRC, 2018).

2.2. Graduate Research Grant (GRG): A type of research grant offered by TRC, supporting researchers who hold either a bachelor or a master degree (TRC, 2018).

2.3. Research Grant (RG): a financial support for an investigator-driven research project, where the PI must hold a PhD or an equivalent degree (TRC, 2018).

3. Joint Research Grants

These grants are the product of a 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.

4. Sponsored Research Grants

These are the grants fully or partially funded by an external body. This funding could be under 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 understandings signed between the two parties.