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Initiation of Receiving Research Projects’ Funding Proposals for Fiscal Year 2018

Deans of Faculties,
Chairmen of Academic Departments,
Teaching Staff,
The Deanship of Scientific Research and Postgraduate Studies is pleased to announce initiation of receiving research projects’ funding proposals for the fiscal year 2018 based on the new methodology set by the committee of reviewing scientific research by-law, which was mandated by the UOP President. Thus, steps to be followed in selecting and funding research projects are listed hereunder:
  1. Allocating specific amounts at the beginning of the fiscal year for research projects, conferences, scientific journals...etc.
  2. Posting an announcement where proposals for new research projects will be received from teaching staff and lead researchers by the end of the second semester of every university year (June);
  3. Setting a unified deadline for receiving proposals for new research projects (i.e. September of every university year);
  4. Payment of financial allocations for approved projects starts in the beginning of January of every fiscal year;
  5. All funded projects must be closed no later than 15th of November of every fiscal year;
  6. The deadline for submitting research funding proposals is announced at the end of the second semester and Scientific Research Committee (SRC) starts receiving proposals during the period from June to September;
  7. SRC reviews proposals initially and administratively, receives missing documents, evaluates projects on the basis of clearly defined rules without considering financial costs and nominates distinctive projects for funding;
  8. SRC reviews and compares the financial costs and timetables of the projects based on the allocated budget;  The projects that continue for more than one year are divided to phases (one phase per year) and funds are reallocated according to the phases of the project after the lead researcher interview;
  9. All nominated projects are brought before Scientific Research Board (SRD) no later than December of every year. In turn, SRD shortlists projects that are eligible for funding and rejects or delays other projects to the next year;  Payment of the projects’ allocations starts at the beginning of January;
  10. Funded projects are announced during December and before the beginning of January and financial allocations are paid at the beginning of January;
  11. When new projects are shortlisted, the priority will be given to multiple-phases projects, provided that the lead researcher closed the initial phases of the project;
  12. Each lead researcher is requested to submit a semi-annual project report to the Deanship of Scientific Research and Postgraduate Studies before the beginning of June of every year;
  13. The Deanship of Scientific Research and Postgraduate Studies reviews the status of the projects to ensure that they can be closed on time in consultation with the lead researcher in June of every year;
  14. In case the project cannot be closed before the end of the current year, a decision is taken to suspend the project and close it before the end of September. Any unpaid allocated amounts are transferred to new projects before year-end.
Sincerely,
Prof. Marwan Muwalla
Dean of Scientific Research and Postgraduate Studies