Applications are invited by Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization of AIOU for AIOU Research Publication Grants 2021-22 to encourage AIOU researchers.
The guidelines and proforma are attached herewith
for reference and same are also available online at https://www.aiou.edu.pk/download.asp
The faculty members are requested to forward their applications for this year with details of their research publications from 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2020 routed through HoD and Dean. Direct Applications by faculty members (not routed through Dean and HoD) will not be entertained.
The applications must reach ORIC by 20th October, 2021. Applications received after deadline will not be considered.
after the due date will not be entertained.
Please note that:
i. The Research Publication Grant shall be applicable to employees who are working at AIOU on regular basis/TTS/contract.
ii. The first author and corresponding author of research article/book shall be eligible to apply for this grant. In case the status of corresponding author is not clarified in article/book then first and second authors shall be eligible for the award.
iii. In case first author is student, then second author and corresponding author of research article shall be eligible for this grant. In case the status of corresponding author is not clarified in article/book, then second and third author shall be eligible for the award.
iv. In case one of the first four authors is student with AIOU affiliation, an award in separate category will be conferred to him.
v. HEC criteria for journals will be applied for evaluation/consideration of the publications.
vi. AIOU authors will get their proportionate share.
vii. Maximum three research papers will be considered for each applicant. Books shall be counted separately.
viii. The Research Publication Grant shall only be applicable to employees who are working at AIOU on regular basis/TTS/contract.
ix. Name/ affiliation of author(s) with AIOU in the publication is pre-requisite for availing this grant.
x. This grant shall be given upon the print publication of the Article/Book except where there is only online version of journal/book released.
xi. The book should have minimum 150 pages.
xii. It should be published by any reputed publisher.
xiii. Thesis re-published in book format shall not be considered.
xiv. Book should have been peer-reviewed.
xv. Books recognized by HEC with HEC equivalence certificate shall be considered only.
xvi. Book with HEC equivalence certificate of one (01) Research Article will get award money equal to the category and if equivalent to two (02) research articles then shall get award money equal to two times of category amount.
xvii. The applicant shall submit the hard copy of Book.