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The Faculty Initiation Grant (FIG) scheme is to encourage and support newly joined faculty members to establish preliminary R&D setup that will help augmenting research output of a faculty member. The Faculty Initiation Grant (FIG) limit has been enhanced from existing amount of Rs. 10 lacs to a maximum of Rs. 20 lacs. The procedure and guidelines for submitting proposal to avail FIG and to execute R&D work under this scheme are mentioned below:

1.An initiation grant upto maximum amount of Rs. 20.00 lacs may be sanctioned to new faculty members for developing his/her research infrastructure for a period of two years. The new faculty members must apply for this grant within one year from the date of his/her joining the Institute.

2.In addition to this Rs. 20.00 lacs which is based on a proposal, an amount of Rs. 2.00 lacs shall be provided to the new faculty on the first day of joining, without need for a proposal. This 2.00 lacs shall be in a Project Account in SRIC Office and new faculty can use it for travel and buying equipment/laptop/ printer/ furniture/ consumables/nonconsumables/ software which can be procured within Rs. 2.00 lacs.

3.The applicant faculty member shall submit a research proposal on the prescribed format to the Office of the Dean SRIC (including phase-wise budget for two years) through the respective Head of the Department / Centre.

4.A list of three external experts shall be proposed by the faculty member for external peer review and proposal shall be sent to all of them for review. Comments of the external experts shall be presented to the Expert Committee.

5.The proposal will be evaluated by the following Expert Committee consisting of :

Sr No. Committee Members Designation
1. DEAN (SRIC) Chairman
2. One Expert from outside the Department/Center but within the institute Member
3. Head of Concerned Department/Center Member

6.The grant will be utilized for the purpose of laboratory equipment, consumables & software and for technical visits only, and the release of grant will be on yearly basis

7.Yearly progress report will be submitted by the concerned faculty member to the office of Dean (SRIC) through his/her respective Head of the Department/Centre before the release of grant for the next year.

8.This scheme shall be applicable to new faculty joining after 1 st August, 2017.

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Name Designation Telephone Mail-Id
Jitendra Dimri Assistant Registrar +91-1332-285561 jd.ar17@iitr.ac.in

Support For Major Interdisciplinary Laboratory Equipment (SMILE)

Under The SMILE-2018 Scheme the Institute will provide support for procurement of major equipment in the areas of research where a long-felt need exists or for supporting new thurst areas of research. Only Major Facilities costing above Rs.25 Lacs will be considered for support under this scheme.

The Proposals will be shortlisted for presentation according to the following guidelines:

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Name Designation Telephone Mail-Id
Dr.Rona Banerjee Project Consultant +91-1332-284256 ronab.adm@iitr.ac.in

Matching Grant Scheme

The Matching Grant scheme has been launched to encourage submission of more sponsored research proposals from the faculty members of the Institute and also to address some of the issues that arise when a sponsored research proposal is approved. A group of faculty members can apply for pooling of their Matching Grants to procure a high cost equipment/facility. A Matching Grant can also be sought as a commitment letter from the institute at the time of submission/negotiation of a sponsored research proposal. For sanctioned sponsored projects, matching grant upto 50% of the amount sanctioned by funding agency for equipment or Rs. 20.00 lacs, whichever is less, is sanctioned on due evaluation by an expert committee. Matching Grants summing upto Rs. 20.00 lakhs can also be availed in three years for multiple projects by a faculty member.

The Matching Grant from the Institute is to:

1. Encourage submission of more sponsored reserach proposals from the institute.

2. Address some of the issues that arise when a sponsored research proposal is approved.

A Matching Grant can be sought from the institute in the following situations :

1.As a commitment letter from the institute at the time of submission/negotiationof a sponsored research proposal. In some cases, this may increase the chances of sucess of the proposals.

2. When only a partial support for a proposals has been approved.

3.With some additional Funding from the institute, a better equipment or facility can be procured or set up, than what will be possible with the sponsored funds.

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Name Designation Telephone Mail-Id
Mr.D.K.Upadhyay Sr. Assistant +91-1332-285245 dku.aad@iitr.ac.in