DURC invites faculty members to submit a pre-proposal in one of the specified units. The team may consist of a Principal Investigator (PI) and two Co-Principal Investigators (Co-PI) from DU. However, on a Consultant basis, external collaboration with international renowned institutions is strongly encouraged.
The maximum length of each pre-proposal should not exceed three A4 pages, single spaced and single sided (Times New Roman, Font size 12). A Turnitin report in pdf format must be submitted.
The proposal must include the following sections:
- Letter of Application
- Team Members
- Program plan and objectives
- Anticipated outcomes
- Benefit to Oman
- Time frame (including Gantt Charts) and location
- Personnel required
- Proposed project budget
Following the submission of the pre-proposal, the Steering Committee (SC) will meet and review the applications. Applicants will be informed in writing and will be invited to submit a full proposal. Applications will be notified of the final decision of the SC.
The PI shall submit a progress report to the SC and give a short presentation. A final report should be submitted two weeks of the end date of the project. The SC will meet to discuss each progress report. Upon request of either the PI or the SC, the project may be extended for a further 12 months’ subject to budget approval.
The University has adopted several policies such as Ethics and Code of Conduct, Ethics and Biosafety, Consultancy Policy and Intellectual Property Policy. The submitted content must strictly adhere to these policies and there should be no conflict of interest from any party.