IRDI Round IV Submission Deadline - ASTF

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The Arab

Scie
nce and Technology Foundation




IRAQ RESEARCH

AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE


Research Proposal Guidelines and
Application Form










4th
Call for
Proposals
-

IRDI

Round
IV

Submission
Deadline: (24 July, 2011)
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OVERVIEW

The Iraq
Research and Development Initiative (IRDI) is

currently
sponsoring a competition
designed to
engage Iraqi scientists

and engineers in research activities that have the potential
to
positively
contribute to the reconstr
uction of Iraq.
Up to twenty a
wards of up to $60,000 USD
each
, over a one year period will be funded through this opportunity
. T
he competition will be
administered by the
Arab Science a
nd Technology Foundation (ASTF) on behalf of IRDI.


Proposal
s

will be accepted in the
following
fields of research

(for greater detail, please see
Appendix A)
:



Environment



Material

Sciences




Water



Public Health



Agriculture



Chemical safety and security



Biological safety and security


IRAQ RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (IRDI)

The Iraq
Research and Development Initiative (IRDI) is designed

to engage Iraqi scientists

and
engineers in research activities that have the potential to
positively
contribute to the
reconstruction of their country.


The Arab Science and Technology Foundation (AS
TF)

T
he Arab Science a
nd Technology Foundation (ASTF) works to promote and facilitate

scientific

research and development in the Arab world.

A
s part of this mission, ASTF

is

involved in
various research and funding programs aimed at supporting Arab scienti
sts and

engineers in

their research
.



Eligibility

All proposals

that

meet
basic eligibility requirements will be given equal opportunity and
evaluated

by independent peers in their
respective
field
s of expertise. Final selection will be
determined according to
scientific merit
.

Additional consideration will be

given to
how the
proposed activities assist Iraqi scientists

in

contributing to the
development and
rebuilding of
Iraq
.


Only g
roups and
researchers who have actively worked and currently resid
e

in Iraq

are eligible
.

R
esearchers
must be
affiliated with recognized Iraqi research organizations.
Successful
a
pplicants
will be
qualified
individuals
in the relevant field
of research
through
either
their
education or professional
background
in Iraq. Only applicants who actively work and resid
e

in
Iraq will be considered.


For eligibility questions, please contact ASTF at
+
9647902290029
, +9647901733928
Iraq
Office
or +971
506342177



Administrat
ion Iraqi Research Grants


Sharjah ASTF Main Office.



Submission Requirements



Applicants must submit proposals in Microsoft Word or PDF format to the ASTF Grants
Department at
astf_baghdad@astf.net



Hard copies of proposals are not required.




Only complete applications will be considered.



Applications must properly cite sources of any non
-
original text used. Failure to do so
may result in disqualification from the proposal process.

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No research projects involving testing on human or higher ver
tebrate animal subjects
will be considered



For any submission related questions, please contact ASTF at the above listed email
addresses.



Research proposals must
document previous practices, current expertise, available
data, and other resources on the top
ic
.



The application
must

include
the proposed research topic and
a brief statement of the
problem

it addresses
, a
literature review, a
work plan, the
CVs

of the
applicants/investigators, and a budget in US dollars. (Refer to Application Material
Checklist
)
.


FUNDING
AND

DURATION

Successful applicants will receive funding of up to $60,000 USD in support of a research
project not to exceed one year in duration.



DEADLINES

The deadline for application

submission

is

24 July, 2011
. Applications
received
after the
deadline will not be considered.




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APPENDIX A:
TOPICS OF INTEREST


IRDI
aims
to

fund research
projects

that

have
a
direct
and
immediate

application
toward t
he
re
construction and development of

Iraq
.

Therefore

t
he
fields of research listed below

are
intended as suggested areas
. However, they
should
not
limit the scope of proposals.
Also,
although a project can be multidisciplinary and encompass more than one topic, i
t is not
expected that any
single

project
can or will
cover all of the suggested
topics
within the relevant
field of research
.


As a result,
the topics of current interest include but are not limited to the following:


Environment



Environmental impact assessments



Environmental pollution

and
p
ollution mitigation



Environmental
standards and characterization



Environmental
b
iotechnology



Food
c
ontamination



Environmental
p
hysiology



Environmental
h
ealth


Material

Sciences



Building materials evaluation



Development of new building materials



Polymers



Metals and corrosion



Ceramics



Bio
-
m
aterial
s



Detector technology for border application


Water



Water resources management



Water quality



Water monitoring



Wastewater treatment



Utilization of produced water



Water purification and desalination


Public Health

(existing data only; proposals for
new human/animal research will not be considered)



Epidemiology



Zoonotic Disease Surveillance and Diagnostics



Pharmaceutic
al
s and

toxicology



Bio
-
safety

/ bio
-
security



Chemical Safety and Security



Chemical management



Cancer registry



Microbiology and

infectious
disease monitoring



Food safety and security


Agriculture



Combating desertification

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Rangeland development



Integrated pest management



New technologies with agricultural applications



Post harvest technology



Fertilizers



Animal resources and
nutrition



Pesticides



Soil Salinity



Irrigation and irrigation engineering


General research in the field of chemical safety and security


General research in the field of biological safety and security

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Arab

Science & Technology Foundation

P.O. Box: 27272,
Sharjah, UAE

Tel:+ 971 6 5
584330
, Fax:+ 971 6
5584331


www.astf.net


Project Code Number:


To be
assigned

by ASTF




ASTF
Research Proposal Application Form

(IRDI Round
4



2011
)


A. Title of Research Project
concise & descriptive title



B.
Host
Organization

Organization’ Name



Division or Department



Title & Name of Head/Chairman
in Charge of Authorizing this
Arrangement


Town /City



Country



Postal Code:



Phone:

Fax:

Email

and web:



C. Principal & Co
-
Investigators
Give

details of the principal & co
-
investigators below.

Principal Investigator (PI)

Details

Title and Position



First Name



Last Name




Organization



Division or Department



How many
hours a week will the
investigator work on the project?


Address



Phone:

Fax:

Email

and
Web
:






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Co
-

Investigator 1

Details

Title and Position



First Name



Last Name




Organization



Division or Department



How many hours a week will the
investigator work on the project?


Address




Phone:

Fax:

Email

and
Web





Co
-

Investigator
2

Details

Title and Position



First Name



Last Name




Organization



Division or Department



How many hours a week will the
investigator work on the
project?


Address




Phone:

Fax:

Email

and
Web





Co
-

Investigator
3

Details

Title and Position



First Name



Last Name




Organization



Division or Department



How many hours a week will the
investigator work on the project?


Address




Phone:

Fax:

Email

and
Web





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D. Start Date and Duration

-

Proposed Start Date


-

Duration of the Project (Months)




E
. Type of Research Grant
Refer to
Guidelines

for definition of types of research projects


Regular Research Grant (Up to $
6
0,0000)


Collaborative Research Grant (Funds Matching those Provided by Collaborating Organizations up to
$
6
0,000)



F.

Classification of Grant Proposal

Classify your proposal under each of the following
areas
. Assign %
relevance to one or more areas, totaling
100%



Scientific Area

%


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Proposal Keywords
to facilitate selection of evaluators




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G
. Summary of ASTF Resources Required for Project

a.

Summary of number of staff requested

Item

Number

Investigators


Research Assistants


Technicians


Others


Total




b.

Financial resources required


Item

Funding requested

Research staff


Travel Expenses


Consumables


Testing Services


Equipment


Other Items


Sub
-

total


Indirect Costs


Total




H
.
Support
f
or this or Related Projects from Non
-
ASTF Sources

List support
by any of the
investigators
for
this or related
project
s

received from any
non
-
ASTF

source
.



Investigators Receiving Support


Source of Support


Title of Project


Amount of Support

Cash


In
-
Kind


Project Status

On
-
Going


Completed
(Date)


How is this Support Related to this
Project Proposal

















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Investigators Receiving Support


Source of Support


Title of Project


Amount of Support

Cash


In
-
Kind


Project Status

On
-
Going


Completed
(Date)


How is this Support Related to this
Project Proposal









Investigators Receiving Support


Source of Support


Title of Project


Amount of Support

Cash


In
-
Kind


Project Status

On
-
Going


Completed
(Date)


How is this Support Related to this
Project Proposal









I
. Previous ASTF Support for Investigators
List support for previous projects received from ASTF by
any of the investigators
.

Investigators Receiving Support


Source of Support


Title of Project


ID No. of Project


Amount of Support

Cash


In
-
Kind


Project Status

On
-
Going


Completed
(Date)


How is this Support Related to this
Project Proposal








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Investigators Receiving Support


Source of Support


Title of Project


ID No. of Project


Amount of Support

Cash


In
-
Kind


Project Status

On
-
Going


Completed
(Date)


How is this Support
Related to this
Project Proposal








Investigators Receiving Support


Source of Support


Title of Project


ID No. of Project


Amount of Support

Cash


In
-
Kind


Project Status

On
-
Going


Completed
(Date)


How is this Support Related to this
Project
Proposal







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J
. Title of Research Project





K
. Executive Summary
D
escribe

the proposed research, objectives, methodology
,

expected outcome

and
impact on Iraq reconstruction efforts.

(
Up

to 400 words)




















































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L
. Arabic Title of Research Project



ناونع
لا
عورشم



M. Arabic Executive Summary

ةيبرعلاب( يذيفنتلا صخلملاو ناونعلا
)


يذيفنتلا صخلملا

حرتقملا ثحبلا ليصافت (

فادهلأا

تاوطخلاو

ةعقوتملا جئاتنلاو

ةلمتحملا ةيرامثتسلاا تايناكملإاو
)


لا امب
ةدحاو ةحفص زواجتي





















































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N
. Introduction and Statement of the Problem/Project




























































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O
. Literature Review and Analysis of Related Work

Critically analyze relevant and recent literature to define the problem, describe what has been done in prior
research to address the problem, and what is currently needed to address the need, significance,

and potential
contributions of this project. A list of the sources utilized to generate the literature review is required.























































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P
. Objectives


a. Project Goals


State
the general goals

of the proposed research.













b. Specific Objectives

I
n order of priority,
list
the specific objectives of the proposed research.












































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Q
. Expected Outcome


a. Research Project Outcome

Provide specific,
measurable outcomes.
















b.

Beneficiaries and How
They
Would Benefit


Clearly and specifically state the beneficiaries and how they would benefit

from the research
. Avoid stating
obvious general benefits and focus on specific, measurable
benefits.








































18




R
. Research Methodology



a. Description of Proposed Research






















b. Experimental Design and Procedure



































19


S
.
Project Schedule



Task

Months

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12







































































T. Describe the previous works/achievements

which have been conducted
by
the

applicant

within the

field of this proposal, including:


a. Publications:
(Authors, Title,
Publisher, Date)


b. Patents:
(Title, Patent number, Date, Registration office)


c. Others:
(As related to the proposal)




































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U
. Project Budget


a.
Research
Staff Requirements




Research Position

No.

Monthly Rate
in $
USD

(MR)

Duration of
Involvement in
months
(DOI)

% of Full Time

Total Cost $

(No

x

MR x DOI x %)
























































Total Staff $
USD




b. Travel


To

From

Purpose

of travel

days

Ticket

$
USD

Daily

Lodging $

Total $



















































Total Travel $
USD





c. Consumables


Description

Qty.

Unit

(kg. m, pack,
etc.
)

Unit Price $

Total $

















































































Consumables Total $




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d. Equipment



Description

Country of
Manufacture

Delivery
Time

No.

Basic
Price $

Import
duty $

Tax $

Total $

































































































Equipment Total $





e. Facilities
/Services

give details of needed facilities


Description

Proposed Usage

Cost $































Facilities/Services Total $




f. Other Items


Description and Justification

Cost

$



















Other Items
Total $











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V
. Nominated Referees.
Please give details of four (4)

independent
referees whom ASTF may approach for
assessment of this research proposal


Details

Referee 1

Title and Position


First name


Last name


Organization


Division or Department


Address




Country


Telephone


Fax


E
-
mail




Details

Referee 2

Title and Position


First name


Last name


Organization


Division or Department


Address




Country


Telephone


Fax


E
-
mail




Details

Referee 3

Title and Position


First name


Last name


Organization


Division or Department


Address




Country


Telephone


Fax


E
-
mail





Details

Referee 4

Title and Position


First name


Last name


Organization


Division or Department


Address




Country


Telephone


Fax


E
-
mail


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W
. Certification


In submitting this research proposal, we confirm that
:



a.

The information in the proposal submitted is true and complete.

b.

We have read and understood the requirements in ASTF’s
Guidelines
on Funding Research

Booklet and have ensured that the proposal complies with the requirements.

c.

We will accept the terms and conditions applied by ASTF.

d.

We have not entered into any obligations which may conflict with the ASTF terms and conditions.

e.

We
confirm that all research topics we propose are original and developed on our own t o the best of
o
ur

knowledge and that we have performed a reasonable search to verify this.





Name in Block Capitals

Signature

Date

Principal Investigator




Person in Charge of Authorizing
Organization as Host for Project




Co
-
Investigators 1




Co
-
Investigators 2




Co
-
Investigators 3




Person Authorizing Project from
Partner Organization 1

(if any)




Person Authorizing Project from
Partner
Organization 2

(if any)




Person Authorizing Project from
Partner Organization 3

(if any)







SUBMISSION

Submit

application
electronically;

in
Microsoft
W
ord or PDF forma
t to

astf_baghdad@astf.net

Be
kindly
note
d

that
only electronic applications will be accepted.



Attachments Required:


-

Detailed CV of Principal and C
o
-
Investigators.

-

Official Letter from
the institution hosting the research