Internal Funding Opportunities
With the purpose to foster research and provide support infrastructure for research in different fields, the University has instituted Individual Annual Research Grants. The internal grant covers expenses related to research and academic requirements of the faculty. RDO and many other offices across campus offer internal funding to help advance scholarly projects.
To enable the new faculty members to get started with their research as quickly as possible, start-up grants are provided based on a proposal submitted by the new faculty member, and a presentation before the committee. Substantial grants are also provided for equipment necessary to sustain a new faculty member’s research for a couple of years, during which time the expectation is that the faculty member would raise grants from various other funding sources to continue their research.
Ashoka provides New Idea Grants to encourage research in new areas and motivate faculty to take up high-risk, high-reward research. The university through New Idea Seed Grant also funds meetings and generates some preliminary data.
Extramural Funding is critical for our research, and Ashoka faculty members are encouraged and expected to actively seek such funding. Ashoka research is supported from sources including, amongst others:
Extramural Support: Government of India
Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India
Department of Science and Technology (DST), India
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India
DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance
Science and Engineering Research Board, India
Indian Council of Medical Research, India
Indian Council of Social Science Research, India
Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum
UK –India Education and Research Initiative
Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research
Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA)
Extramural Support: Private Foundations and Trusts
Azim Premji Foundation
International Growth Centre
Andrew Mellon Foundation
École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
Extramural Support: Corporate Sources
Huawei Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.
Extramural Support: Others
World Health Organization
The Office of Research and Development closely administers intra-mural grants and extramural grants received from the funding agencies for research. RDO assists the Ashoka faculty in both the pre-funding process and post-funding management. RDO helps in searching for appropriate funding agencies, preparing budgets followed by assembling grant applications.
After the grant has been awarded, with support from the finance team the Research and Development Office assists the Ashoka faculty in processes including utilisation of funds, hiring research personnel, developing progress reports/utilisation certificates and other documents as per the guidelines listed by the funding agency.