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King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Deanship of Scientific Research

Jumada - I 1432 (H), May 2011 (G)

International Summer Scholarly Program

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals


Deanship of Scientific Research

Section 1: Introduction
The International Summer Scholarly Program is applicable to all professorial rank faculty. It can extend for a period of one or two months during summer, and should not conflict with the reporting or final exam periods nor with any other summer assignment. Objectives: The program aims at exposing faculty members to new experiences, new ideas and new opportunities for international academic and/or research collaboration. Incentives: These include a round trip air ticket to the host institution, one/ two month salary, and 7 / 14 days per diem. The per diem will be released subject to the approval of a submitted final report.

Section 2: Eligibility and Criteria


All professorial rank faculty (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors) can apply. However, the program is competitive and only selected individuals will be chosen every year based on merit, with preference given to those applicants who have not availed this opportunity in the past. 1. Evidence of academic and/or research collaboration with the host institute/professor 2. The program period should not : a. Overlap with any other summer assignment or conference attendance. b. Be part of or overlap with any ongoing research work funded internally or externally.

Section 2: Procedure for Participating in the Summer Research Grant


1. The University Research Office will include in its annual calendar a deadline for receiving proposals for the KFUPM International Summer Scholarly Program. In addition, reminders will be sent to all faculty well before the deadline to help them submit research
International Summer Scholarly Program

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals


Deanship of Scientific Research

proposals to the University Research Office in a timely fashion. 2. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the host institution is highly reputed and that it is different from the one he graduated from. 3. Before submitting the proposal, the applicant should make all necessary correspondence and prepare a clear research plan with the host professor.

Section 2: Procedure (Cont.)


4. The applicant should include in the proposal a clear justification for the selection of the institution and the host professor. He should also attach the following to the submitted proposal.

An official invitation letter from the host institution or an invitation letter from the host professor. A statement from the host institution/professor assuring that facilities required to conduct the proposed research are available, if appropriate.

5. The University Research Committee thoroughly reviews the proposal to ascertain that the above criteria and guidelines have been taken into consideration. 6. Each submitted proposal is then sent for review, along with an evaluation form, to two experts in the area of the proposed research. 7. The proposals are subsequently discussed by the University Research Committee in detail. Since the number of positions available for the summer research grants is limited (and will be decided every year according to the prevailing situation such as summer teaching and other summer assignments), the applicants are ranked and selected on the basis of that number. Preference is given to applicants with strong proposals and those who have not availed this opportunity in the past 8. The referees comments are passed on to applicants of approved proposals for consideration in their research work.

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King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals


Deanship of Scientific Research

Section 3: Expected Outcomes


The program should have clear outcomes such as (a) publications in reputed journals with the host professor; (b) evidence of academic and/or research collaboration with the host institution/professor; (c) joint research project with host professor. Upon completion of the program, and within a maximum of 6 months from the start of the academic year, the applicant should submit a brief report and present a technical seminar on the research conducted. In addition, he should submit a journal/ conference paper (ISI), or patent on the same research. Such outcomes should result from this specific program and should not have been obtained prior to enrolling in the program.

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