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University Grants Commission (UGC) Nepal: Proposal Call Notice (2080-07-13)

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal is dedicated to elevating the standards of higher education in Nepal. Recognizing the essential role that education plays in nation-building, UGC has consistently developed programs that enhance the administrative, physical, and research capacities of higher educational institutions.

Key Endeavours of UGC Nepal:

  • Development of Facilities: Administrative and physical infrastructure development in higher educational institutions.

  • Quality Assurance: Implementation of quality assurance, accreditation programs, and improvement schemes for teachers, staff, and students.

  • Research: Fostering a research culture and developing infrastructure for research pursuits.

  • Scholarships & Training: Offering scholarships, research aid, capacity-building programs, and training for students and staff.

The aforementioned programs are set to be operational in 2080/2081, and this notice serves as an official announcement.

Proposal Submission Instructions:

  • Stakeholders are to submit distinct applications/proposals for the programs highlighted below, conforming to the format delineated in the Commission's Program Procedures, 2080.

  • Further details and the program procedure manual can be accessed at UGC Nepal's official website.

  • Proposals received post-deadline or improperly will not be considered. Misrepresentation of information will lead to cancellation and future subsidy denial.

Grant Categories:

  1. Regular Grant for Community Campuses:

    • Must complete the Online Data form on ugc.nitc.gov.np:81 prior to application submission. New campuses can retrieve login credentials from the grant determination branch.

    • Mandatorily include National Commercial Bank Account No., Contact No., and campus email.

    • Minimum student criteria:

      • Himalayan district: 50 students
      • Hilly district: 75 students
      • Terai district: 100 students
      • Kathmandu Valley: 125 students
  2. Physical Facility Development Grant:

    • Objective: Construction of buildings, acquisition of books, furniture, and equipment, and development structures for extracurricular activities.

    • Student minimums for building construction:

      • Himalayan districts: 60 students
      • Hilly and Terai/inner Madhesh districts: 100 students
      • Kathmandu Valley: 140 students
    • Campuses can choose a maximum of 2 titles based on preference.

    • First-time applicants are prioritized for the extracurricular activities grant.

  3. Special Grant for Community Campuses:

    • Applicable for campuses that have run for two years, have not received the regular grant.

    • Student minimums:

      • Himalayan district: 50 students
      • Hilly district: 75 students
      • Terai district: 100 students
      • Kathmandu Valley: 125 students

Submission Deadlines:

  • Bagmati and Gandaki provinces: 2080/8/19 (Office Hours)

  • Koshi, Madhesh, and Lumbini provinces: 2080/8/24 (Office Hours)

  • Karnali and Sudurpaschim Provinces: 2080/8/29 (Office Hours)

Quality Improvement and Research Assistance Programs

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Nepal places paramount emphasis on the quality elevation and research enhancement of higher educational institutions in the country. Here's a comprehensive overview of their various programs:

1. Quality Improvement Programs

a. Scholarship Programs:

  • Academic and Research Support: Aims to fortify the academic foundation and bolster research capabilities.
  • Philosopher Instinct: Endeavors to nurture a critical and philosophical approach towards academia.

b. Research Promotion Initiatives:

  • Small Research Development and Innovation Grant: Seed funding to stimulate early-stage research.
  • Faculty Research Grants: Funds dedicated to faculty-led research projects.
  • Collaborative Research Grants: Encouraging inter-institutional research collaborations.
  • Collaborative Research and Innovation Grants: Merging research with innovative solutions.

c. Innovative Technical & Scientific Research: Focuses on issues of national significance.

d. Technical & Scientific Research & Innovation:

  • Embraces studies, academic research, tool development, and consultancy.

e. Peer Reviewed Journal Classification:

  • Acknowledgment of journals published by higher educational institutions and other academic entities.

2. Training & Capacity Building Programs

A.

  • Refreshing Applause: Renewed training methodologies for modern academic challenges.
  • Capacity Development Training: Strengthening the capabilities of academia.
  • Research Methods Training: Understanding modern research techniques.

B.

  • Educational Institutions-Industrialists Dialogues: Bridging the gap between academia and industry.
  • Local and National Level Events: Hosting conferences, workshops, and other events for broader academic engagements.

C. Visiting Professors: Promoting diversity and global exposure in higher educational institutions.

D. Training for Campus Heads: Focusing on academic planning and administration.

E. University-Community Liaison Program: Strengthening the bond between educational entities and the community.

3. Other Year-round Programs

A. Postdoctoral Fellowship: For scholars to undertake advanced studies post-Ph.D.

B. Partial Support for Academics: Financial aid for academic pursuits.

C. Assistance for Disabled Students: Aid for thesis preparation.

D. Article Publication Assistance: Funds to facilitate article publications in recognized journals.

E. Patent Assistance: Financial support for obtaining exclusive rights for innovations.

F. Support for Indexing Peer Reviewed Journals: Aid to enhance the visibility of journals.

G. Travel Grants: For participation in global meetings and symposiums.

H. International Events: Financial support for hosting international symposiums, workshops, or conferences.

I. Foreign Visits for Research: Funding for overseas research or study trips.

J. Letter of Intent for Quality Assurance and Accreditation: Ensuring institutions meet UGC's quality benchmarks.

How to Submit Your Application/Proposal to University Grants Commission (UGC) Nepal

Deadline for Application/Proposal Registration:

Last Date of Submission: Ensure to submit your application or proposal by 2080/08/24 within the official working hours.

Required Documentation:

All relevant documents that need to accompany your application are enumerated in the Schedule of the Commission's Program Procedure, 2080. Applicants are advised to thoroughly review this to ensure their submission is comprehensive.

Seeking Guidance on Research Applications?

For nuanced details pertaining to research applications, the Research Development and Innovation Programs Implementation Guidelines - 2021 is your go-to resource. This document provides in-depth insights into the UGC's expectations and guidelines for research endeavors.

Contact Information:

For further queries or clarifications, please reach out to:

University Grants Commission
Location: Sanothimi, Bhaktapur
Phone: 01-6638548 | 01-6638549 | 01-6638550
Fax: +977-1-6638552
Website: www.ugcnepal.edu.np
Email: [email protected]

Note: This notice was issued on 2080/07/13.

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