Guidelines and templates for accessing senate research grant

Guidelines for Faculty Research Committee

Faculties are hereby notified to adhere to the following Senate approved guidelines in applying for the Senate Research Grant.

  •  Faculties and Departments need to set-up research committee and inform the Directorate of Research Administration for proper coordination
  • Principal researchers must be Ph.D. Each research team should have a mentee, who may be pursuing post graduate program in his/her institution.
  • Team research should be given priority than individual research activities
  • Research of multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary projects should be given more attention
  • Subject experts at Faculties shall do the preliminary assessment of proposals to determine suitability, and to improve quality of proposals before being sent to Directorate of Research Administration (DRA)
  • Maximum of 30% level of tolerance with turnitin plagiarism assessment is acceptable
  • External subject experts can evaluate proposals where departments are short of assessor
  • Only project proposals cleared at the Faculty Research Committee should be forwarded to Directorate of Research Administration (DRA).



Research Proposal Template

Research proposal must be presented in the following format and send as attachment to the online application form.

  • Background to the Study
  • Statement of the Problem
  • Research Questions
  • Objectives of the Study
  • Research Proposition/Hypothesis (if applicable)
  • Research Methodology
  • Significance of the Study
  • Scope of the Study
  • Limitation of the Study (if applicable)
  • Definition of Operational Terms (if applicable)
  • Budget Summary (should include; as listed below):

     (a) Personnel services such as Honorarium for Research Assistants and Full Time Equivalent (FTE) for Research Team Members.
    (b)Supplies and services such as Printing papers, Photocopying, Internet data, Telephone, Books and Journals
    (c) Travel and meetings: DTA, Air and Road travel fares, local running
    (d) Others : Report writing, Production of report and Statistical analysis cost etc
    (e) References (not more than 5)