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Masters and PhD Research/Thesis Grant: CIAA

Open From: October 05, 2023
Until: December 04, 2023
This scholarship/grant is closed.
Masters and PhD Research/Thesis Grant: CIAA
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Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Tangal, Kathmandu, is offering research grants. Three researchers, including one pursuing a master's degree in philosophy at any recognized university or religious campus worldwide will receive the grant.

The deadline for application is December 05, 2023

Minimum Requirements

  • The candidate should be enrolled in a master's or bachelor's program in philosophy or any other recognized university or affiliated campus globally.
  • Eligibility for this grant is contingent upon the completion of the academic year or semester during which the thesis will be prepared.
  • As a prerequisite, the applicant must be a citizen of Nepal. They must affirm their Nepali citizenship and confirm that they have neither obtained nor initiated the process of obtaining a residency permit from any other country.
  • Irrespective of the department of the candidate's academic studies, the research paper's primary focus should be on the promotion of ethics and good governance or the control of corruption.
  • The official endorsement of the director, advisor, or relevant faculty member appointed by the university for the research work undertaken by the scholar will be considered valid.
  • For postgraduate and philosophy degrees, the research dissertation should be completed within 2 years from the date of the agreement between the commission and the applicant, whereas for undergraduate degrees, it should be completed within 4 years from the date of the agreement.
  • A commitment must be included in the acknowledgment, as outlined in schedule 2, to allocate the grant received from the commission specifically for research-related activities.
  • The applicant must ensure that they have not received any grants from other institutions for conducting research on the same subject matter.
  • Copies of educational qualification certificates should be duly attested by the applicant and enclosed with the application.

Required Documents

  • Verified copies of educational attainment certificates endorsed by the applicant.
  • An official recommendation letter from the university-appointed director, advisor, or relevant faculty member responsible for the researcher's research endeavors.
  • Links to published research papers, journals, or research articles authored by the applicant.
  • The researcher's reflections on research methodology and research planning (in 200 words).
  • Authenticated copy of the research proposal submitted to the respective university or campus.
  • Document displaying the grading system and percentage specifications of the pertinent university.
  • Copy of the Nepali citizenship certificate.

Amount of the Grant

  • Rs. 1,00,000/- (One lakh rupees)
  • Rs. 1,50,000/- (One lakh and fifty thousand rupees)
  • Rs. 2,50,000/- (Two lakh and fifty thousand rupees)

Interested candidates can apply for the research grant HERE.


CIAA Research Grant Notice.pdf

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