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ASRF students competition application form

  1. 1. ASRF PROPOSAL APPLICATION FORM Students Competition Scheme Revision 2.2, Jan. 2012
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS1. Introduction and Funding Conditions ........................................................................................................3Acknowledgement..........................................................................................................................................42. Summary ....................................................................................................................................................5 Title of the project proposal ................................................................................................................................ 5 Project Acronym ................................................................................................................................................. 5 Project summary/Abstract................................................................................................................................... 5 Project team ........................................................................................................................................................ 5 Project partner .................................................................................................................................................... 5 Note1: If it is not the students’ university (i.e. research center).......................................................................... 5 Classification of the proposal / project field ........................................................................................................ 6 Proposal keywords ............................................................................................................................................. 6 Fund and duration summary ............................................................................................................................... 63. Concept and Objective ...............................................................................................................................7 Background ......................................................................................................................................................... 7 Concept, objectives and statement of the problem ............................................................................................ 7 Expected outcomes and the value to the project partner ................................................................................... 7 1 Project’s industrial parner support ..................................................................................................................... 74. State-of-the-art (Optional) .........................................................................................................................8 Litrature research ................................................................................................................................................ 8 Patents research ................................................................................................................................................. 85. Implementation and methodology plan ......................................................................................................96. Financial requirements and justification ..................................................................................................107. Recommendations ....................................................................................................................................11 University supervisor ........................................................................................................................................ 11 Industrial partner/supervisor ............................................................................................................................. 118. Contact details ..........................................................................................................................................129. Certification..............................................................................................................................................14Students Competition Form - Rev.2.2 2 / 14
  3. 3. 1. Introduction and Funding Conditions  Funding scheme objectives: ◦ Support the students to develop research skills ◦ Support Students to develop research or implement graduation projects with industrial application in partnership with the industrial firms in Jordan ◦ Support students in demonstrating prototypes to potential customers  Eligibility: ◦ Jordanian university students in both the bachelors and masters levels  Funding Scheme approaches: (must indicate which approach you are applying for) ◦ Applied Scientific Research: Must have a research partner (university or research center) and a university supervisor ◦ Industrial application: Must have an industrial partner and a university supervisor  Conditions to accept the project: ◦ Clear and measurable outcomes ◦ Technical feasibility of the project ◦ Scientific value and quality of the research ◦ Industrial firms’ commitment to the project (testing, validation, use, etc.) ◦ University supervisor commitment to the project (scientific and technical support)  Supported Activities: ◦ Publishing scientific papers ◦ Conducting scientific studies ◦ Material and implementation costs ◦ Technical and prototype technical and marketing testing (with customers) ◦ Transportation to the industrial firms or research site  Intellectual Property ownership: ◦ ASRF does not interfere with the IP ownership (the students, university or industrial partners decide about the ownership of the IP)  Contribution to ASRF and /or the community: ◦ The student(s) agrees to provide technical reports and progress of the project at predefined intervals (or every 3 or 6 months) based on the funding agreement ◦ The students team agree to spend at least 3 hours for each supported month on one or both on:  sharing the experience with the community (3 hours for each supported month)  supporting ASRF activities (3 hours for each supported month)Students Competition Form - Rev.2.2 3 / 14
  4. 4. AcknowledgementThe Applied Research Fund (ASRF) team shares special thanks to Dr. Tarek Qasem, Dr. NathirRawashdeh and Eng. Fadel Labadi for their valuable contribution to this form.Students Competition Form - Rev.2.2 4 / 14
  5. 5. 2. SummaryTitle of the project proposalConcise & descriptive title (No more than 20-25 words)Project Acronym(Select an Acronym for your project to simplify the communication with ASRF)Project summary/Abstract(1/2 page max)Project teamMaximum 3 students of maximum 2 Jordanian universities/collegesTeam Student Name Gender Academic University/Collegemembers (M/F) yearContactperson-Member 1Member 2Member 3Funding approachSelect one of the funding approaches (mark your choice with X)Scientific researchIndustrial applicationProject partnerName the project partner instituteResearch Partner1(Hostinstitute or university)Industrial PartnerNote1: If it is not the students‟ university (i.e. research center)Students Competition Form - Rev.2.2 5 / 14
  6. 6. Classification of the proposal / project fieldClassify your proposal under each of the following areas. (Multiple fields can be selected but indicate themain field with “M”)Acronym Scientific Area Field Selection AF Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Sciences BT Biotechnology CI Chemical Industries DM Drugs & Medicines EE Electrical & Electronics Technologies EG Energy (including renewable energies) EN Environment, (including Climate Change) HE Healthcare IT Information and Communication Technologies MC Mechanics & Construction NN Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials & new production technologies NS Natural / Pure science SE Security and Safety SH Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities TT Transport & logistics WA Water, Waste & Utilities OT Other: Please specifyProposal keywords To facilitate selection of evaluators / indexing / promotion/ etcFund and duration summary Requested fund amount (in JOD) (up to 1000)1 Project duration (in Months) (up to 12) 1Note1: Justification must be provided for requested funds more than 1000 JOD or more than 12 Months and will be subject forapproval by the fund management and the evaluation committeeStudents Competition Form - Rev.2.2 6 / 14
  7. 7. 3. Concept and ObjectiveBackgroundProvide a basic and background relevant information about your project.(1/2 page max)Concept, objectives and statement of the problem What are the project‟s goals? What are the problems you are trying to solve? How are such problems treated with existing technologies/solutions nowadays?(1/2 Page max)Expected outcomes and the value to the project partner What are the expected outcomes? What are the values, benefits and impact of the project on the target beneficiary (industrial partner) or scientific value? How does your solution will improve products quality, productivity or reduce cost? (1/2 Page max)Project’s industrial parner support1 Describe how the industrial partner will support your project (Financial, material, advisory, etc)(1/2 Page max)Note1: Only if you are applying for the industrial schemeStudents Competition Form - Rev.2.2 7 / 14
  8. 8. 4. State-of-the-art (Optional)Litrature research State recent literature with defining what has been done and what is needed, State cites references related to this project (1/2 page max)Patents researchState published patents related to this project(You can use the following links for patents search) http://www.google.com/patents http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/ http://www.epo.org/searching.html http://ipco-jo.org (1/2 page max)Students Competition Form - Rev.2.2 8 / 14
  9. 9. 5. Implementation and methodology plan Explain the scientific methodology and procedure of your project Describe the project activities (experiments) or tasks you are going to follow to implement the project (1/2 page max)Tasks and timeline List the tasks/activities you are going to follow and the expected deadline to achieve them. Maximum 5 main tasks/activities Please mark with „X‟ the months you will work on each task or activity Note that you have to provide a progress report to ASRF every 3 or 6 months based on the funding agreement Months (deadlines) Tasks/activities 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Task1 Task2 Task3 Task 4 Task 5Students Competition Form - Rev.2.2 9 / 14
  10. 10. 6. Financial requirements and justificationBudget SummaryItem Amount JustificationMaterial / Consumables1Transportation2TestingPapers3Conference4ServicesOthersNote1: specify the material and its quantitiesNote2: From university location to the study/activity siteNote3: Papers publishing fees. Please indicate where you are aiming to publish the paperNote4: To deliver a seminar, paper, speech, poster, etc. Only conferences in Jordan are supportedStudents Competition Form - Rev.2.2 10 / 14
  11. 11. 7. RecommendationsThis section should be completed by the supervisors and signed off on Section 9 as well as provide thecontact details in section 8. ASRF will contact the supervisors directly during the project, reporting or theevaluation process.University supervisor Indicate the team capabilities to conduct this project Indicate the value of the project the results to the community, science or industry(1/2 page max)Industrial partner/supervisor Indicate the team capabilities to conduct this project Indicate the value of the project the results to your institute Indicate how your organization will help the team(1/2 page max)Students Competition Form - Rev.2.2 11 / 14
  12. 12. 8. Contact detailsMember 1 Contact DetailsPersonFirst NameLast NameUniversityAddressPhoneEmailWebMember 2 DetailsFirst NameLast NameUniversityAddressPhoneEmailWebMember 3 DetailsFirst NameLast NameUniversityAddressPhoneEmailWebUniversity Supervisor DetailsTitle and PositionFirst NameLast NameOrganizationDivision or DepartmentAddressPhoneFaxEmailWebStudents Competition Form - Rev.2.2 12 / 14
  13. 13. Industrial Partner DetailsTitle and PositionFirst NameLast NameOrganizationDivision or DepartmentAddressPhoneFaxEmailWebStudents Competition Form - Rev.2.2 13 / 14
  14. 14. 9. CertificationIn submitting this research proposal, we confirm that: The information in the proposal submitted is true and complete. The students team is responsible to report the achievements and results to ASRF The students team will participate in the community work with ASRF Name Signature DateTeam Member 1(Contactperson)Team Member 2Team Member 3University SupervisorIndustrial SupervisorApplied Scientific Research Fund (ASRF) Email: info@asrf.jo Tel: +962-6-515-5095 Fax: +962-6-516-1399Students Competition Form - Rev.2.2 14 / 14

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