Nstip portal training workshop strategic research proposal submission
NSTIP Portal Training Workshop
“Strategic Research Proposal Submission“
17th September 2013
Science and Technology Unit (STU)
Umm Al - Qura University, Makkah
NSTIP Strategic Projects & Portal
The National Science, Technology, and Innovation Plan (NSTIP) portal provides
the platform for researchers to submit their research proposals in the fields
specified by the NSTIP in Saudi Arabia. It provides a common platform for
researchers, STUs, and KACST to collaborate and contribute in the development
of research according to the country’s National STI plan.
To submit new proposal, a researcher or Principle Investigator (PI) needs to
register on KACST’s portal as well as in the Saudi Researcher database. Once
registered, researchers can login on to the NSTIP portal to submit and
administrate new research proposals.
The workshop focus on covering the hand-on experience on NSTIP portal, where
a researcher will be explained the registration module and proposal submission
Following two modules will be covered in this workshop:
Registration on NSTIP Portal
Submission of Proposal.
1. REGISTER ON NSTIP PORTAL http://nstip.kacst.edu.sa
2. CREATE SRDB(Saudi Researchers Database) PROFILE.
3. SUBMIT APPLICATION (ONLY PI)
PI’s roles: (Only PI will submit proposal)
Co-I’s roles: (No proposal submission)
Acceptance of PI’s submitted proposal request via portal system. (My
Actions TAB in portal)
Researcher’s roles: (Only registration)
Step 1,2 only (OPTIONAL)
External Co-I (Outside of Kingdom)
NO External Co-Is from 2012 onward.
PM’s or Consultant’s roles: (None on Portal)
Application Submission Workflow
PI / Co-I /
STU Review NSTIP Review
Frequently Asked Questions
1. External Co-I’s?
No External Co-I
2. Proposal Start Date?
Min. 6 months and Max. 1 year from date of Submission.
3. Co-I Qualification?
Either MS or PhD?
4. Division of Budget
Compensation: Max 40%.
Equipment & Materials: 40-60% (depends upon track).
Frequently Asked Questions
5. Summer Compensation?
Same as normal salary (as per no. of days and per year total)
6. Figures/Tables/Equations in Literature/Methodology section?
Upload Pdf document of each respective section in portal.
7. Management Plan (Form RE-D1-6) Excel file?
System automatically generate Excel files for your reference.
8. Proposal Form STU-UQU-NPSTI-A1?
System automatically generate PDF file, when you save/submit
Download that file, print and review it.
If it is OK? Print final copy and submit to STU Office after online
STU-UQU-NPSTI-A1 Proposal Submission Form
“NSTIP Portal – Presentation” – this power point document
NSTIP Portal Registration Manual
NSTIP Proposal Submission Manual
NSTIP User's Guide
Submission Guidelines (English)
NSTIP Portal URL:
Proposal Application Forms
"Tips for success before submission.docx" read thoroughly and follow
Strategic Plans / GOALS of NSTIP:
Feedback Survey: Please provide your feedback at following url:
Please Fill Sign-up sheets to receive contents of this workshop
Thanks & Regards
Dr. Faisal Ahmed Khalil Al-Allaf
Director, Science and Technology Unit
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org +966 25271622
STU Portal: http://stu.sa
Noman Ahmed Shah, PMP, ITIL