Research Funding Opportunities

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Research Funding Opportunities

The Categories for funding opportunities are,

1) RESEARCH PROFESSORSHIP

Research Professorship

The Research Professorship provides funding to full professors who have made significant contributions in the field of Engineering, Science & Technology and are dedicated to mentoring the next generation of researchers.

GuidelineS

The Research Professorship Award has been given based on the following criteria,

Comparative Effectiveness Research in Engineering & Technology

New Developments in the field of Engineering & Technology

Translational Research

Awards are given based on individual merit and availability of funds.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the Research Professorship:

The applicant must be a Professor (M.E, M.Tech or Phd) working in any country with a full-time faculty appointment in an Engineering University.

The applicant must currently hold the rank of full professor (or equivalent) at any academic University.

The applicant should have made significant contributions in the field of Engineering, Science & Technology.

The applicant must serve as a research mentor to researcher(s) in training, and must be planning to continue to provide leadership in the area throughout the award period.

The applicant should lead a research team in conducting Engineering research.

The applicant must be an IFERP member in good standing or submit a membership application with grant application

The applicant expect to spend 75% of time during the award period dedicated to research (applies to total research, not just the proposed project), including leading a team of researchers (in the lab) and mentoring junior faculty and trainees

Individuals with an endowed professorship from their own institution are eligible to apply for this award.

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted in accordance with the requirements and instructions of the Research Professorship Request for Proposals . All application materials must be in English and must be submitted through the Apply for Research Funding

2) CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

The Career Development Award (CDA) of IFERP provides research funding to engineering researchers who have received their initial faculty appointment, as they work to establish an independent engineering research program. Their research must have a laboratory-oriented focus, including a theoretical research study.

Awards are given based on individual merit and availability of funds.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the Career Development Award:

The applicant must be a Professor (M.E, M.Tech or Phd) working in any country with a full-time faculty appointment in an Engineering University.

The applicant must be in the first to third year of a full-time primary faculty appointment in a University at an academic engineering institution at the time of grant submission.

The applicant must have completed productive postdoctoral research and demonstrated the ability to undertake independent investigator-initiated research.

The applicant must be an IFERP Member or have submitted a membership application with the grant application. To apply for membership, or to renew your existing membership, please Visit : Membership

The applicant should be able to commit more than 50% of full-time effort in research (applies to total research, not just the proposed project) during the award period.

The applicant should have a mentor from the sponsoring institution who must provide a letter of support. If the mentor is not an IFERP Member, a supporting letter from an IFERP Member from the sponsoring institution must be included.

Eligible faculties are allowed to hold only one grant from IFERP at a time.

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted in accordance with the requirements and instructions of the Career Development Award Request for Proposals . All application materials must be in English and must be submitted through the Apply for Research Funding

3) LONG - TERM INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

The IFERP Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe) provides early-career engineers by providing the support and resources needed to advance their training by deepening their relationship with a mentor from the developed countries. During the one-year fellowship, the recipients receive valuable training and experience, which they use to effect change in the engineering research in their home country.

Awards are given based on individual merit and availability of funds.

Eligibility

All of the following criteria must be met in order to qualify for the Long-term International Fellowship:

The applicant must be a Life Time member of IFERP, or a pending member awaiting acceptance.

The applicant must be a Professional Engineer(M.E, M.Tech, Phd) who has completed a subspecialty training program.

The applicant must have less than 10 years of experience in the field of engineering.

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted in accordance with the requirements and instructions of the Long-term International Fellowship Request for Proposals of IFERP.All application materials must be in English and must be submitted through the Apply for Research Funding