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Grants for Organising Training in Research Methodology and Computer Applications in Social Science Research
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The ICSSR as part of its research promotion activities, sponsors short-term training courses in research methodology in order to improve research skills and competence of the young social scientists to undertake research. Research institutions and college/university departments and other academic bodies are provided financial support to organise short-term training courses in research methodology and computer applications in social science research for the benefit of young researchers, teachers in college/universities and Ph.D. scholars. Training courses could be organised on general social science research methodology, discipline-specific research methodology, around themes of current interest cutting across disciplinary boundaries or in computer applications in social science research.

Target Group

The primary target group for training programme is young researchers (who may or may not be pursuing doctoral research),and teachers in colleges, university departments and academic institutions who are engaged in research, or are planning to undertake research.

How and When to Apply ?

The Application for organizing training courses should give details of the faculty and research profile of the institution/organization and details of proposed training course containing. a short introduction, objective of the training course, the target group, the duration and tentative dates, course content and topics to be covered with a detailed time-table, the list of faculty along with a budget to the ICSSR for its consideration. The application should be forwarded by the affiliating institution. The proposal for proposed training course should mention the name of the Course Dector, who would be responsible for conducting this course and to submit a Course Director's Report after the completion of the training course.

All applications will be examined by the secretariat and evaluated by Expert Committee and Research Committee which meets from time to time for its consideration. The proposal must be submitted to the ICSSR at least three months in advance from the proposed dates.

Grants and Budget

The grants-in-aid is provided to cover expenditures to meet TA/DA expenses of participants and the faculty (both local and non-local);reading materials for participants; honorarium to the Course Director and faculty; cost of reference books to be purchased for the training course; postage and stationery charges; computer analysis charges (for training courses with a component of data processing) and over heads at five percent of the total estimated cost. For formulating budget the current guidelines on the training programme may be consulted.

The grant is released to the institution in two instalments. About eighty to eighty five percent of the grant is released as first instalment and remaining amount is released after the submission and acceptance of the Course Director's Report and audited statement of accounts.

Submission of Course Director's Report and Audited Statement of Accounts

The organisers are expected to submit the following materials/ documents to the ICSSR after the completion of the training course:
(a) Two complete sets of lectures/documents provided to participants during the training course.
(b) The audited statement of accounts and utilization certificate of the expenditure incurred of the sanctioned grant.
(c) Course Director's Report on the training course based on the evaluation done by the participants along with the filled in evaluation schedules. (d) For preparation of Report the current guidelines may be consulted:

For Further details, Please contact :
Officer-in-Charge (Seminar/Conferences & Training)
Indian Council of Social Science Research
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
New Delhi - 110 067
Ph. No:- 26179840(O) Email:-bose_shankar@hotmail.com


* This info was sent by Khwairakpam Rakesh (PhD Scholar School of Social sciences, Tata Institute of Social Sciences) who can be contacted at khulakpakh(at)gmail(dot)com
This Post is webcasted on February 24, 2013.

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