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GUIDELINES TO COMPLETE RESEARCH PROPOSAL

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GUIDELINES TO COMPLETE RESEARCH PROPOSAL

    ALI YAVAR JUNG NATIONAL INSTITUTE

    FOR THE HEARING HANDICAPPED

    (Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India)

    Bandra Reclamation, Mumbai 400 050.

    Scheme of Extra Mural Research Project

    Applications invited

    AYJNIHH, Mumbai will fund Institutions / NGOs / Universities for research projects that address the issues of persons with hearing impairment from disciplines of Medical Sciences / Basic Sciences / History / Linguistics / Economics / Culture / Audiology / Sociology / Psychology / Social Work / Speech Language Pathology / Education / Engineering including IT / electronics etc.

    Proposals will be received throughout the year but will be examined twice a year in the months of October / March. Details of the Scheme and prescribed format is given below.

     Director

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    1. Description AYJNIHH, Mumbai will fund Institutions / NGOs / Universities for

    research projects that address the issues of persons with hearing

    impairment from disciplines of Medical Sciences / Basic Sciences /

    History / Linguistics / Economics / Culture / Audiology / Sociology /

    Psychology / Social Work / Speech Language Pathology /

    Education / Engineering including IT / electronics etc.

    Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving inter-

    organizational cooperation.

    2. Who can Persons with proven evidence in conducting research (as judged by

    apply publications in peer reviewed Journals)

    3. When and Proposals will be received throughout the year on the prescribed

    how to submit format, but will be examined twice a year, viz. in October and

    March.

    4. Evaluation The Ethical and Academic Committee will critically evaluate all

    and Selection proposals.

    5. TA to attend Travel Allowance is payable to Principal Investigator (one) as per

    Govt of India rules, if invited to present the proposal before the the meetings

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    Academic Committee.

    6. Monitoring The Principal Investigator will make a presentation before the

    Academic Committee every six months regarding the progress of

    the work. The expert group who will give their recommendation to

    the Academic Committee will evaluate the final outcome of the

    project.

    7. Reports of the The Principal Investigator will send quarterly report of the project

    work done alongwith the expenditure statement.

    8. Patents As per IPR Act, India (2005) and Copy Right Act, India (1957,

    1994).

    9. Final Report A final report of the work done will be required to be submitted

    along with products, if any and utilization certificate, as per rules.

    10. The Academic Committee's decision is final.

     Grant will be released to the selected research projects after signing

    a MOU with the Organization.

    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

    1. Should be a regular employee of the organization, as certified by the Head

    of the Office.

    2. The retirement date of Principal Investigator should at least be 3 months

    after the project period as certified by the Head of the Office.

    3. Principal Investigator should produce an undertaking certified by the Head

    of the office, that he/she does not have more than 2 internally or externally

    funded (by any organization) research / development projects under

    him/her which are not completed, beyond due date, unreasonably.

    GUIDELINES TO COMPLETE RESEARCH PROPOSAL

     (A: GUIDELINES)

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GENERAL GUIDELINES:

1. At the time of application, Principal Investigator must submit following

    documents in prescribed formats of AYJNIHH

    a) Proposal format

    b) Budget format

    c) Schedule format

    d) Curriculum vitae of the Principal Investigator

2. All items in the above four formats have to be in English or Hindi

3. The entire application must be typed or computer generated. Please

    use 10 to 14 point font size with single space.

    4. You could download electronic version (Microsoft word) of the guidelines

    & proposal format from < http://ayjnihh.nic.in > or request to send it to you

    at ayjnihhmum@gmail.com

    5. Proofread the application to ensure correctness in terms of grammar,

    punctuation and spelling.

    6. Part A of the research proposal should not be less than 5 and more

    than 7 pages (Single spaced, 10 to 14 fonts).

    7. Project proposal can be submitted through out the year.

8. Applicants are requested to submit one original and one photocopy of

    the complete proposal including A,B,C and D.

    9. Duration of project under this scheme shall not ordinarily exceed 3 years.

    However, under exceptional circumstances, the director may extend the

    project by a further two months, with no additional grants.

10. The Principal Investigators shall submit a final report on the Project within

    60 days from the closure of the Project. The investigators including those

    working at AYJNIHH shall be held fully responsible for complying with this

    conditions.

    11. The decision of the Director, AYJNIHH shall be final and binding on the

    interpretation of the above guidelines.

     DIRECTOR

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    GUIDELINES TO COMPLETE RESEARCH PROPOSAL

    (A: Proposal Format)

    (Please read the guidelines before completing the format)

    1. Name of Principal Investigator: Dr/Mr./Mrs./Ms. ____________________

    i. Title of the Research Project: (Has to be clear and short. May

    indicate population, variable and analysis)

     ii. Total cost:

    iii. Project duration:

    iv. Lead Implementing agency:

    2. Write separately if more than one agency are involved.

    i. Complete address of implementing agency:

    ii. Telephone number with STD code:

    iii. Fax No.:

    iv. E-mail

    v. Website:

    vi. Objectives and activities of implementing agency: (A brochure can

     be attached or a summary statement of not more than 500 words

     can be given.)

3. A. INTRODUCTION: Must include

     i. Background of the problem

     ii. Review of literature (leading to the need for the study)

     iii. Need for the study

    B. OBJECTIVES: May be a set of objectives / sub objectives relating

     to each aspect. Must indicate variables or / and skills to be

    assessed. Must be clear, specific and could be in the form of

    numbered statements.

    C. HYPOTHESIS/ES OR RESEARCH QUESTION/S: Hypothesis is

    must if the research explores the relationship between variables.

    Otherwise research Question/s can be given. Both must link well

    with the objectives.

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D. RESEARCH DESIGN:

E. METHODOLOGY

    a) Details of subjects: (Write separately for each group involved in your research.)

    i) Group: (CWHI, Parents, teachers, non impaired children etc.)

    ii) Number of subjects:

    iii) Sex:

    iv) Age/Age range:

    v) Disability:

    vi) Subject selection criteria- (write 4 to 5 important ones.

     May be described in terms of inclusion and exclusion

    criteria - factors deciding whether candidate is fit to be

    selected as subject or not):

    vii) Selection procedure:

    viii) Will you be able to get the prescribed informed consent form

    signed by the subjects/parents/guardians? Yes/No.

     (Please justify if the answer is No.)

    ix) Please specify any compensation for participation you may

    intend to give (service, cash, gift etc.)

    b) Tool: Give separate information if more than one tools are used. Either i. ii. or iii has to be filled in:

    i) Readymade:

    - Title:

    - Year:

    - Approval taken: Yes/No/in process

    - Indian norms available: Yes/No/Do not know

    ii) Adaptation of readymade:

    - Title:

    - Year:

    - Nature of adaptation:

    - Tool validity will be done: Yes/ No

    iii) Researcher made:

    - Type: (Questionnaire, Observation chart, test etc.)

    - Tool validity will be done: Yes/No

    c) Instruments/ equipments:

    i) Purpose of use (You may use instrument for subject

    selection, grouping of subjects or for data collection):

    ii) Name:

    iii) Make/Model:

    iv) Calibration reference:

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    v) Details of accessories to be used:

    vi) Availability

    d) Procedure: (You may give a flowchart of activities or a description

    indicating sequence. May include information about reliability

    checks).

e) Data Collection:

    i) Nature of data: Collected responses of questionnaires,

    assessment scores, outcome of tests, frequency of

    occurrence of a linguistic aspect etc.

    ii) Classification of data:

    iii) Location of data collection:

    iv) Time required for collecting data (Indicate whether data is

    collected in group or individually and give appropriate

    estimate):

    v) Documentation of raw data: (Either describe or give the

    format)

F. ANALYSIS: (fill in either a or b or both for combination)

    a) Qualitative analysis:

    i) Describe the analysis:

    ii) Brief justification:

    b) Quantitative analysis:

    c) Statistical test/s used:

G. PROTECTING RIGHTS OF THE PARTICIPANTS:

    a) Is there any risk or inconvenience in participating in your

    research?

    b) Will you ensure confidentiality of data?

    c) Will you ensure the dignity of participants?

H. NATURE OF END PRODUCT/OUTCOME (assessment tool,

    module, procedure/strategy document, training kit guidance

    material, screening device etc.)

I. FUTURE APPLICATION OF THE RESEARCH: (Describe how the

    outcome of research is useful. List the potential

    users/organizations/professionals.

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    J. RELEVANT REFERENCES: Please follow the norms indicated

    below:

    a. Holdaway, P., and Jones, P.R. 1999. Special Education Today:

    Principles and Strategies. Kingston, Ontario: Frye. (Book)

    b. Marland, S.P. 1972. Education of the minority: Report to the

    Congress of the United States by the Commission on

    linguistic minority. (Report)

    c. Spencer, P.E. (2002). Language Development of Children with

    Cochlear implants. In J.B. Christiansen & I.W. Leigh. (Eds.),

    Cochlear implants in children. Ethics and choices (pp 221-

    229). Washington D.C.: Gallaudet University Press. (Edited

    book)

    d. Yoshinago-Itano From Screening to early intervention:

    discovering predictors to successful outcomes for children

    with significant hearing loss: Journal of Deaf studies and

    Deaf Education 2003, 8: 11-30.(Journal)

    e. The Early Support Pilot programme www.earlysupport.org.uk

    (website)

    4 Employer's Comments: (Not required for NIHH permanent employees.)

    Strike off appropriately.

     I have read the proposal. It goes / does not go well with our

    institutional objectives. I have no objection if

    Mr/Ms/Dr.____________________ takes up this Research Project.

    He/She may use / may not use the infrastructure available with my

    organization.

     Employer's Signature: ………………………

     Name: ………………………………………..

     Designation: ………………………………….

     Date: ……………………

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    GUIDELINES TO COMPLETE RESEARCH PROPOSAL

    (C: BUDGET FORMAT)

    Title: __________________________________________________________________

    Total project duration: _____________________________________________________

Total Cost: ____________________________________

    Principal Investigator: ______________________________________

Co-investigator: ___________________________________________

    Other paid manpower: (Please provide information in the following tabular format)

# Designation Qualification Duration of the Salary per Total

    services needed month Salary

    Other hired services: Make list of other hired services like commercial artist, consulting linguists/statisticians/research method expert/professional/para professional, Data entry operator, Translators, Proofreaders, software designers etc.

Expenditure:

1) Manpower: a) Salary , b) Hired Services

    2) Travel Expense: (Please give appropriate break up, nature and frequency.) 3) Permanent equipment : (Number required under each heading and estimated cost

    may be mentioned. The budget asked for instruments/tools already available in

    the institute should be justified.

    4) Preparation of tool:

    5) Consumable Items: (Description, quantity and estimate to be given.) 6) Stationary:

    7) Contingencies: (Should not exceed 10% of the total cost of project) 8) Any other:

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    GUIDELINES TO COMPLETE RESEARCH PROPOSAL

    (D: SCHEDULE FORMAT)

    a) Please prepare the schedule in the following format:

    Phase Activity Duration Executor

    I Ground work, Planning and

    ROL

    II Preparation of tool, Validity,

    Pilot

    III Subject Selection

    IV Data Collection

    V Data Analysis

    VI Finalization and report

    preparation

    VII Wind up activities

b) The date you would feel ready to commence the project: _____________________

    c) End date of the project: ______________________

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    GUIDELINES TO COMPLETE RESEARCH PROPOSAL

     (E: CURRICULUM VITAE OF THE PRINCIPAL & CO-INVESTIGATORS)

1. Title (tick appropriate): Dr. Mr. Mrs. Ms. Prof.

    2. Complete name: ___________________________________________________

    3. Nationality: _______________________________________________________

4. Date of Birth: ___________________________

5. Current position: ________________________

    6. Nature: (tick appropriately): a) Permanent b) Probation c) Contract

     d) Deputation

    7. Date of retirement for 6 a: ___________________________

     Date of completion for 6 b, c, and 6d: ___________________

    8. Name of the Department/Section/Unit: __________________________________

    9. Name of the institute: _______________________________________________

    10. Residential Address: ________________________________________________

     __________________________________________________________________

    State: _____________ Country: ______________ Pin code: ___________

11. Phone number with STD code: ____________________

12. Fax number: __________________________________

13. e-mail address: ________________________________

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