Research Grants

Information for Applicant

The KMC Research Grants Programme was established to fund small research projects by young investigators. The goal of the programme is to support and foster the professional development of young individuals in the field of basic, clinical and medical education. The research should be original and beneficial to the nation. Research projects should be accomplished within six months of commencement.

Up to three grants of up to NRs 50,000 (fifty thousand only) each can be awarded annually. Deadline for submission of proposals is April 14 (notification after June 14). Successful applicant can apply for the grant only once in the same fiscal period.

The programme is open to individuals who are faculties working in Kathmandu Medical College, in the early stages of their research career, and have not previously received major research funding.

To be considered for a KMC Research Grant, interested candidates must submit the following documents:

  • a completed application form (please sign on all pages of your application form)
  • a detail research plan including ethical clearance
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a letter of recommendation from the head of concerned department

Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Kathmandu Medical College Research Committee (KMCRC) and decisions made in collaboration with the Chairman of the Research Committee and the Finance Controller. Only short listed applicants will be called for a 10 minute presentation, where they have to discuss methodology and detailed planning of the study. Final selection will be done afterwards and the successful candidates will be notified after June 14.

Upon completion of the project, a written final report of the project in the form of a monograph must be submitted to the KMC Research Committee. The Kathmandu Medical College encourages recipients of grants to present their results at scientific meetings and to submit them for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Completed proposal applications plus electronic submission should be sent by the closing date to:

Research Committee
Kathmandu Medical College
P. O. Box 21266, Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel. 977 1 4469064, 4476152 Ext 3513
Fax. 977 1 4477920
E-mail. info@kmc.edu.np

Policies

In accepting an award, the applicant assumes an obligation to expend grant funds for the purposes set forth in the application. The applicant is further obligated to administer the award according to the policies governing the Research Grants Programme of Kathmandu Medical College. Duration of grants is six months

  1. DEFINITIONS OF TERMS
  2. A. APPLICANT

    An applicant has scientific responsibility for the conduct of the proposed project, and is also responsible for the financial reporting of the grant.

    B. CONTINUATION OF SUPPORT

    Continuation support can be obtained only upon submission of a new and complete application in another fiscal period. The Kathmandu Medical College Research Committee (KMCRC) will consider continuing support of a project within the regular procedures of application review.

    C. EARLY TERMINATION

    By the applicant: A grant may be terminated at any time upon written notification to the Kathmandu Medical College Research Committee. A final Expenditures Report must be submitted with a payment for any unobligated balance as soon as termination as possible.

    By the KMC: A grant may be terminated by the Kathmandu Medical College Research Committee at any time within the project period because of non-compliance by the grantee with the terms of the grant. Upon notification by the Kathmandu Medical College Research Committee of termination, a final Expenditures Report must be submitted with a payment for any unobligated balance, as well as a progress report of the work accomplished to date.

  3. OTHER CONDITIONS
  4. A. STAFF AND EQUIPMENTS INVOLVEMENT

    Projects carried out in Kathmandu Medical College should involve college staff and other facilities available. However, involvement of staff members in the research project should not compromise regular college work. There is no provision of purchasing of major equipment.

    B. ETHICAL STANDARDS

    Any project involving human and/or animal experimentation must be clearly identified. Prior to project start the applicant will be required to provide the necessary assurances concerning the protection of human subjects and the care and treatment of laboratory animals.

    C. MALPRACTICE LIABILITY

    The Kathmandu Medical College Research Committee will not assume any responsibility for malpractice suits arising from projects performed by the applicant

    D. PROGRESS REPORTS AND PRESENTATON OF FINAL RESULTS

    During the research project, grant recipient is required to submit a brief progress report of work accomplished every month, interim report at the end of two months and the final report upon completion of the proposed project. The final results should be presented in front of the research committee members and other faculties and suggestions given should be incorporated in the final revised report.

    E. PUBLICATIONS

    It is Kathmandu Medical College Research Committee policy that permission should be taken before results of research are made available to the public through appropriate scientific channels. All publications resulting from work carried out during the tenure of the grant must carry the following statement: "This work was supported [in part] by a grant from the Kathmandu Medical College Research Committee".

  5. RELEASE OF GRANT FUNDS
  6. Grant funds will be released in the following instalments:
    A. 50% of grants upon acceptance of the proposal
    B. 25% of grants upon submission of the interim report
    C. 25% of grants upon submission of the final report
    All funds will be released after due recommendation from the research committee.

  7. USE OF GRANT FUNDS
  8. Funds will not be rebudgeted. Expenditures and obligations must be limited to the amount awarded for each fiscal period.

  9. ACCOUNTING, REPORTS, AND AUDIT
  10. A. ACCOUNTING AND AUDIT

    Financial administration of a grant should be according to accepted accounting principles. Supporting records of grant expenditures must be in sufficient detail to clearly indicate the nature of expenditures. The applicant agrees to make accounting records of disbursements available to the Kathmandu Medical College upon due notice.

    B. AWARD STATEMENT

    The Award Statement prepared by the Kathmandu Medical College Research Committee and sent to the Finance Controller will indicate the amount to be included in the Expenditure Report for that fiscal period.

    C. EXPENDITURE REPORT

    The applicant is required to submit an Expenditure Report at the end of the project. Reports must be accompanied by a check for the balance of any unexpended funds.

    D. DEFICITS

    The applicant cannot spend funds in excess of the amount awarded. Under no circumstances will the Kathmandu Medical College Research Committee allocate additional funds to cover a deficit.

    Any questions concerning these policies are to be addressed to:
    Research Committee
    Kathmandu Medical College
    P. O. Box 21266, Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Tel. 977 1 4469064, 4476152 Ext 3513
    Fax. 977 1 4477920
    E-mail. info@kmc.edu.np

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