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The New Era University College Research Grant

  1. About The Grant
    The New Era University College Research Grant is awarded to individual lecturers and departmental research teams on a competitive basis. The first call for proposals is now open. The deadline for applications is May 15 of each academic year.

  2. Topic and Eligibility
    The grant is open to research proposals covering topics in all of the Social Sciences and Arts. Application is restricted to researchers who have been full-time lecturers in New Era University College for at least 1 year. As part of research capacity building, joint research proposals by senior and junior lecturers are encouraged.
  3. Size of Research Grant
    The amount of the research grant varies depending on the scope of the research subject, complexity of the research methodology, including data acquisition and field work to collect primary data; length of time required to complete the research (not more than 12 months) and the number of lecturers involved. The grant will range from RM500 to a maximum of RM5,000.
  4. Selection Criteria
    The selection will be based on originality, academic quality and the policy relevance of the topic. A good mix of topics covering the range of social sciences, capacity building concerns and the cost effectiveness of the proposed research will also be relevant considerations.
  5. The Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Members form The Joint Council will make the final decision on approving the project and the quantum of funding.
  6. The researcher will normally submit to the Tan Lark Sye Institute to elicit comments and suggestions from the Research Grant Committee. The completed research studies will be published on-line or in the university college journal. In cases where the research findings are judged to have particularly important topical policy implications, the committee may provide additional funding as further encouragement.
  7. Submission details
    Applicant should fill in the Research Grant application form. The contents of the proposals should contain the following:
    • A clear statement of the research question to be addressed and the significance and policy relevance of the research, if any.
    • A brief review of the literature to indicate what is currently known about the research question together with the relevant bibliography.
    • The methodology to be used in the research, including the analytical framework, data to be used and methods of analyses.
    • The length of time required to complete the research (not more than TWELVE months).
    • A detailed budget breakdown of the main cost components of the project. (Note that the grant does not cover the purchase of capital equipment such as computers.)
    • The proposal should be preceded by a one page summary indicating the research question to be addressed, the originality, significance and policy relevance of the research (if any), the methodology to be used, the research team and qualifications and the proposed budget.
  8. The original application form will be returned to the applicant. Only approved application will be photocopied and filed in the Tan Lark Sye Institute, HR dept. and Finance dept.

  9. Research Outcomes:
    • Applicants should compile a progress report within SIX months and a final report to the Tan Lark Sye Institute.
    • After receiving the final report, the Tan Lark Sye Institute will arrange an assessment meeting to review the research outcomes.
    • All research outcomes will be post on the New Era University College website or published in the NEUC Academic journal.
  10. Claim details:
    • During the research project period, the applicant should submit the progress report, with receipts and petty cash claims attached to the Finance dept.
    • When the research project is completed, the applicant shall compile the final report with receipts and petty cash claims to the Finance dept.

Proposals should be sent as e-mail attachments to the Tan Lark Sye Institute