Deadline: November 21, 2011
Applications for research project grants are assessed by the relevant subject panel assisted by a number of external experts from all over the world. The RGC currently has a database of more than 13,000 experts whose services may be called upon to assess applications for research project grants.
Effective from funding exercises for 2007/08, only academic staff members whose conditions of employment meet all the following requirements are eligible for application of RGC grants as Principal Investigator (PI):
* they have a full-time1 appointment in the institution proper2 of UGC-funded institutions;
* they are in Staff Grades from ‘A’ to ‘I’3 (i.e. from ‘Professor’ to ‘Assistant Lecturer’);
* they are primarily engaged in and spend at least 80% of their time in degree or higher degree work at the institution proper; and
* their salary is wholly funded4 by the institution proper.
Visiting staff will only be eligible if they have a full-time appointment in the institution proper covering at least one year or the duration of the project whichever is the longer. Staff supported by external research grants5 are however not eligible.
As a transitional measure, academic staff who are engaged in non-degree programmes which are still funded by the UGC may also apply as the PI. Eligible staff in this category must be wholly funded from the General Funds of the institution(s) concerned. This arrangement would continue until such time when the relevant programmes are no longer funded by the UGC. Cases of an exceptional nature (including circumstances not covered by the above rules) will be considered by the RGC on a case-by-case basis.
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