Sardar Bishnu Mani Acharya Research Grant

Sardar Bishnu Mani Acharya Research Grant

Eligibility Criteria and Conditions

1. The candidate should either be an undergraduate medical student or an intern doctor or medical officer (in order of priority as above) studying or working in Nepal.

2. In case of MBBS students, they may pursue work during any semester of MBBS training (including internship) or at an institution recognized by MEC and it should be relevant to child health, including neonatology and other paediatric subspecialties.

3. The student/doctor shall be the Principal Investigator for the UG research project.

4. The supervisor for the project should be a life member of NEPAS and from the Department of Paediatrics of the same Medical College/Hospital/Institution.

5. Ethical permission from the IRB (Institution/College/University/Hospital/NHRC) is mandatory before start of the work. If approval has not been issued then proof of the submission of proposal in respective ethical committee has to be submitted.

6. The research work should not be in regard to clinical trials for regulatory purpose, or with involvement of any pharmaceutical company.

7. A contract paper of understanding will be signed between NEPAS and the PI.

8. The work should be conducted during the stipulated time given by the research unit of NEPAS which includes data analysis and report preparation (usually within six months of grant approval).

9. The PI and supervisor involved in research project will ensure that they submit their works in JNEPAS compulsorily, as in the signed contract. In case otherwise, the PI should mention this in the proposal itself and get official permission from NEPAS beforehand. If any individual is found to have submitted or published it in any journal other than JNPS without prior permission, then he/she and the team of authors will be asked to write a letter of explanation which if not submitted will be blacklisted and will not be given any such opportunities in the future.

10. The PI will need to submit a table of costs with receipt after completion of the project.

11. NEPAS shall decide upon the final recipient of the award.

12. Further details can be found in the website or in the office of NEPAS E-Mail: [email protected], [email protected]

13. The NEPAS grant application form can be downloaded from here.