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Lt npsti process-and_forms_april_2011

  1. 1. Long Term Comprehensive National Plan for Science, Technology, and Innovation (LTC-NPSTI)<br /> Strategic Technologies Program Grants (STPG)<br />FORMS AND PROCESS<br />
  2. 2. Components of the Proposal<br />COVER SHEET: (Form RE -D1)<br />PROJECT INFORMATION: (Form RE -D1-11) <br />Summary (English):<br />Summary (Arabic):<br />INTRODUCTION<br />PROJECT OBJECTIVES<br />LITERATURE REVIEW<br />DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED WORK<br />4.1. Approach, tasks and phases (Form RE -D1-2), (Form RE -D1-3)<br />4.2. Research methodology<br />4.3. Management Plan (Form RE -D1-4), (Form RE -D1-5)<br /> 4.4. Project Deliverables (Form RE -D1-6)<br />5. VALUE TO THE KINGDOM:<br />PROJECT EXECUTION:<br /> 6.1. Current Resources<br />  6.2. Requested Resources<br /> 6.3. Proposed Budget: Fill (Form RE -D1-7)<br /> 6.4. Budget justification<br />8. UNDERTAKING OF THE RESEARCH TEAM: (Form RE -D1-8)<br />9. REFERENCES<br />10. RESUMES <br />
  3. 3. Full Research Proposal<br />Application Form<br />CCNPSTI Form RE-D1<br />
  4. 4. PROJECT INFORMATION<br />CCNPSTI Form RE -D1-1<br />
  5. 5. 4.1Approach, tasks and phases:<br />Form RE -D1-2<br />MAPPING OF PHASES AND TASKS TO ACHIEVE OBJECTIVES<br />Form RE -D1-3<br />ROLE AND INVOLVEMENT DURATION OF RESEARCH TEAM<br />Form RE -D1-4<br />
  6. 6. 4.2 Research methodology<br />4.3Management Plan, (Form RE -D1-5) .<br />PROJECT WORK PLAN<br /> Form RE- D1-5<br />
  7. 7. 4.4Project Deliverables: This should provide a clear statement of the expected real, tangible and measurable outcomes of the proposed research project. Relationship to the project objectives and linkages with goals of the concerned Strategic Technology Program must be elaborated (Form RE -D1-6).<br />RELATIONSHIP TO STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK<br />Form RE- D1-6 <br />
  8. 8. FORM RE- D1-7<br />
  9. 9. 6.4 Budget Justification: A detailed justification of the funding requested in each budget subcategory outlined in subsection 6.3. should specify if the equipment and infrastructure to be purchased using requested funds would be used in other research projects<br />8. UNDERTAKING OF THE RESEARCH TEAM: (Form RE -D1-8)<br />9. REFERENCES <br />10. CV’s OF RESEARCHERS<br />
  10. 10. CNPSTI-STPG Projects Phases<br />4<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />Approval<br />Solicitation & Proposal<br />Formal Evaluation<br /> Technical Evaluation<br /><ul><li> Projects are announced on the CNPSTI portal beginning of each year
  11. 11. The deadlines of submitting proposals are end of March and October of every year
  12. 12. Initial formal evaluation is conducted at STU
  13. 13. Formal evaluation of compliance with established procedures
  14. 14. Second formal evaluation is conducted at KACST
  15. 15. Technical evaluation is conducted through the peer review process
  16. 16. AAAS
  17. 17. Approval is sought from the Supervisory Committee
  18. 18. Project Funding is managed through Secretariat of the CNPSTI
  19. 19. Project Funding is executed through STU</li></li></ul><li>CNPSTI-STPG Projects Policies<br />Proposals are initially reviewed at STUs based on the following criteria:<br /> The proposal must be complete<br /> The PI must be qualified to execute the project<br /> The project must be evaluated for legal and ethical compliance<br /> The project must not have been conducted before or a replicate<br />Proposals are then reviewed at the CNPSTI secretariat based on the following criteria:<br />The proposal must be complete and written as per the standard format provided by CNPSTI.<br />The project must be viable and tackling a problem in one area of the programs of the Strategic Technologies as described by CNPSTI.<br />The project must not have been conducted before.<br />
  20. 20. Technical Evaluation Conducted by AAAS Analyze the Proposal Against the Following Criteria<br />The quality of the proposal research: <br /><ul><li> Is the proposed research innovative?
  21. 21. Can it contribute significantly to the state of knowledge in its field?
  22. 22. How does the proposes research compared to established programs?</li></ul>The impact of proposed program: <br /><ul><li> Advance discovery and understanding
  23. 23. Enhance the infrastructure for research
  24. 24. Potential impact on institution, benefits to society</li></ul>The path to success: <br />reasonable costs, time, resources<br />
  25. 25. Rating <br />Rating the proposal against each criteria using a scale from 1 (very impressive) to 5 (seriously flows against criteria)<br />Reviewers provide evaluation reports along with funding recommendation <br />Highly recommended <br />Recommended <br />Not recommended <br />
  26. 26. Funding and Follow-up<br /><ul><li> Funding is provided in predetermined installments as per the funding contract between the PI and KACST
  27. 27. PI is required to submit financial and technical reports to the Director of the STU every 6 months
  28. 28. PI is required to submit final financial and technical reports to the STU upon project completion
  29. 29. Technical Reports must highlight the following,
  30. 30. The achievements during the period of the report and progress towards achieving objectives
  31. 31. The technical problems faced by the investigators during that period, if any
  32. 32. An updated project plan with proposed changes if required
  33. 33. Risk management and quality assurance reports</li></li></ul><li>Funding and Follow-up<br /><ul><li>Financial Reports must highlight the following,
  34. 34. Incurred expenses
  35. 35. Time charged for all personnel on project
  36. 36. Funding is immediately amended if the project reports fail to reflect proposal plans</li></li></ul><li>CNPSTI-STPG Projects Policies<br /><ul><li>Change of Goals, Budget or Duration:
  37. 37. Any changes of project goals or objectives, if requested, must be evaluated by the same merit reviewers who approved the funding
  38. 38. The budget shifts, if requested, must be approved by the CNPSTI secretariat
  39. 39. Project duration, if requested, must be approved by the CNPSTI secretariat</li></li></ul><li>CNPSTI-STPG ProjectsProcess Flow<br />Proposal Development<br />Approval<br />Formal Evaluation<br />Technical Evaluation<br />Supervisory Committee<br />Approve?<br />4<br />1<br />KACST Formal Evaluation<br />CNPSTI<br />secretariat<br />Announce Projects<br />Send to SC<br />Begin Funding<br />3<br />Technical Evaluation<br />AAAS<br />Technical Reviewers<br />Provide Recommendation<br />STU Formal Review<br />STU<br />2<br />Develop Proposal<br />PI<br />Begin Execution<br />