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Sponsored Research

This program started in 1985, to regulate funding support to Faculty members through the award of grants, to facilitate pursuit of basic, applied and humanities research. The program oversees allocation of funds, project processing, refereeing, implementation, and submission of progress/final reports according to established procedures, including research publications. In 2002/03, sponsored program was expanded to include funding of Master’s and Ph.D. students research initiatives, with the awarding of Graduate Students research projects.

In explicit terms, Sponsored Research aims at nurturing faculties/graduate student’s creative interests in diverse disciplines and scientific fields. The award of grants is governed by standard rules and regulations, and all proposals must qualify for grant support through the standard process of research review, evaluation and clearance. The program sustains two channels of support:

Faculty research – where funding support is granted to faculty members for scientific innovation and creativity by submitting projects that could be sponsored under any of the existing ten categories of grant award.

Graduate students research – where funding support is provided to Master’s and Ph.D students to facilitate their research initiatives in meeting the requirements of thesis/dissertation, as part of their graduate program.


Publications Program

This program started in 1986, in response to OVPR's critical needs to establish a fundamental nucleus of research information & publications reference resource at RS through  the aggregation and analysis of scientific  information and its transformation into documents, publications and reports.

The program is functionally responsible for:

• Sustenance, analysis and documentation of research information

• Preparation of RS's source publications

• Authoring, editing and designing of documents/manuals/reports.

• Overseeing technical production in print, visual and e-formats, including  mini CDs.

• Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and graphic designing software  and applications  in generating pre-press documents for printing, delivery and release.

• Disseminating information, and organizing web-display.

The program critically involves preparation of RS's policy documents, research manuals, guidelines, guides, annual reports, OVPR's newsletter, etc., overseeing content management, authorship, editing, translation, designing and technical production of a wide array of publications, and ensuring wide exposure of RS accomplishments. RS's long-term strategy of disseminating institutional scientific information, creating awareness, and sensitizing research communities as regards RS's policy, programs, procedures and accomplishments crucially hinges on this program,  keeping it in full momentum throughout to  generate  critical serial, strategic and new publications. The value and virtue of Publications Program are thus crucial imperatives in facilitating wider dispersal of RS's research-related information and news on institutional research sector.


External Research Collaboration

This program started in 2007 to accomplish the goals of developing alliances with external institutions, public/private bodies and industrial sector to transfer the results of applied research into marketable products for benefiting mankind. The program lays procedural, administrative and legal framework, for developing alliances and agreements with external institutions, forms collaborative partnerships for advancing research, raises funds, and evolves mechanism for marketing research through feasible investment/commercial ventures.  The program also oversees technology transfer, patents registration, ‎intellectual property rights, consultancy and awareness, ‎and constitutes core groups for technology transfer, commercialization, product ‎testing, analysis, technology promotion and public awareness, etc. More explicitly, critical elements of the program involve:

• ‎Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property Rights, Patents Registration.

• External Collaboration/Partnerships

• Research Investment/Marketing

• Consultation & Development

• Public Awareness/Visibility

These functions define the broad sphere of external research collaboration program and associated activities, to accomplish the prime objective of ascertaining investment potential of applied research, and identifying investing partners for their commercialization into products that serve mankind, society and wider public.