The Jigme Namgyel Engineering College sets aside its 2% of the Annual Institute Budget (which works 1.53m for 2015-2016 financial year) to support research related activities in the College every year. These funds (which will depend on a yearly basis) will be used to support (among others) high quality research proposals from individual researcher or a team of researchers that will help build research profile of the College. These grants will be known as the College Annual Research Grant (CARG).
In order to distribute these grants on a just and fair means, the Institute has categorized the entire faculty/research staff into four groups based on their individual research profile as of July 2015 (Faculty/staff research profile will be up-dated at the end of every semester). The four categories are:
Category 1: Beginner Career Researcher (BCR);
Category 2: Early Career Researcher (ECR);
Category 3: Mid-Career Researcher (MCR);
Category 4: Advanced Career Researcher (ACR).
Beginner Researchers are defined as faculty/staff without any research experience and have no publication record but have attended in-house research capacity building workshops.
Early career researchers are defined as faculty/staff with some research experience and have some publication records. Their research experiences mainly come from having completed master’s level university research courses, attendance at in-house research capacity building workshops, presentations at seminars and one or two publications.
Mid-career researchers are defined as faculty/staff with PhD/M.Tech/MSc. qualification and should have five national or at least one international publications.
Advanced Career Researchers are defined as faculty/staff having more than 10 national with one or two international or minimum of five international or must have led at least one research consultancies.
All applications for the IARG will be considered on a competitive basis. Therefore, applicant(s) from each category will compete within their respective category identified above.