S.M.E.F. Research grant program is designed specifically for advanced study in any area of architecture, which will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching or practice of the art and science of architecture.
The S.M.E.F Research Grant will be Rs.15,000 and will cover expenses incurred by the student during and for the duration of his research. The Grant is intended as supplemental funding only. The grant amount will be disbursed in three instalments. The Grant supports innovative investigations in the following streams of architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and related fields of inquiry. The Research topic can also extend to subjects like fine arts & humanities, which ultimately contribute to the understanding of architecture. Projects must have clearly defined goals, work plans, and budgets. The entire research process from proposal to submission of final report should be completed within one year from the date of declaration of the grant recipient. In case, under unavoidable circumstances, the work is not completed within one year, the recipient has to present the reasons and future plan about completing the work in front of the panel. The panel will then decide the course of action as deemed fit. The decision of the panel would be final.
The recipient will submit the following as a final report on the research topic. The Recipient may be asked to present his research to the panel/ general audience. A compiled report of the research work done for the Brick Archive.
Intellectual Property Rights of all work will be with the recipient, however if the work is to be published in form of an article, research paper in any media, the recipient should acknowledge S.M.E.F Grant support in all published media. Also, S.M.E.F has the right to publish the submitted work in any form , or use the work for further research and teaching, giving due credit to the author.
The Proposals should include
The Proposals should include
|Sr. no.||Important Dates||Details|
|1.||June 15||Submission of Work of earlier recipient|
|2.||July First Week||Application Period for current academic year|
|3.||July Second Week||Jury panels meets to screen applications|
|4.||August 22 (Founder’s Day)||Declaration of Travel grant recipient
Presentation of work from earlier Travel Grant Recipient
The The Jury Panel will consist of :
The following are the criteria used by S.M.E.F’s panel for adjucating the applications.
A basic 10 point rating is used with the following breakdown:
|I||Originality: the project demonstrates an innovative, challenging idea; critical, independent thinking or experimental approach -||3 points|
|II||Potential for impact: the project makes a meaningful contribution to the field; expands knowledge; is a catalyst for future inquiry-||4 points|
|III||Feasibility: the project has realistic goals, timeframe, work plan, and budget -||2 points|
|IV||Capacity: If the applicant possesses strong qualifications and /or knowledge; demonstrates ability to carry out the project successfully -||1 points|
Each Panel member gives an independent rating. Total of the ratings would be considered.
Highest rated application would be the recipient of the Research grant.
An amount of up to Rs.15,000 can be claimed within one year from the date of announcement of Travel grant in 3 instalments upon completion of the requirements at each stage :
|I||Complete Proposal with Aims, Objectives, Method and Schedule.||Rs 6000|
|II.||At the Proposal Stage||Rs 4000|
|III.||Submission of Final Report And Summary||Rs.5000|
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