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Funding for Research

JGU Research Grants

The University’s Research Grants Policy is aimed at promoting a rigorous research culture, supporting knowledge creation, and undertaking socially-relevant research. The JGU Research Grants Committee administers the award of short, medium, and long term grants to faculty members. Previous and current faculty research projects that have been funded by JGU grants include consumer vulnerability, the India Public Policy Report, and e-governance and urban poverty.

External Research and Capacity Building Grants

JGU’s Consultancy Policy facilitates the participation of faculty members in consultancy and other research assignments outside the University, and the conduct of management development programmes by the Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education (JILDEE). Many requests for consultancy support and participation are facilitated through JGU’s organizational network and national and international collaborations.

The University website and faculty publications are a primary means of highlighting our faculty expertise. Past funding support has included research projects and thesis projects with joint supervision. Subject areas in which consultancy has been provided by JGU have included:

  • International trade and economic laws
  • Development and finance
  • Legal studies
  • Transformation of small towns in Tamil Nadu
  • Practices of land titling in India
  • Evaluation of Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) Programmes in India
  • Evaluation of the role of the International Federation of Slum Dwellers and Homeless People in India and South Africa
  • Global carbon integrity systems
  • Evolution of human peace in United Nations history
  • e-Postgraduate Pathashala project on human rights and duties
  • Training of Afghan civil servants on leadership, strategic communication and human resource management

Two examples of JGU being successfully awarded funding in October 2015 for participation in two global research projects are noted below. As part of a INR9 crores (US$1.35 million) project with global semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc., the Jindal Initiative on Research in Intellectual Property and Competition (JIRICO) at JGU will spearhead the project that will focus on the areas of intellectual property and competition law, and will involve research output, multiple high-level international conferences, academic workshops and international moot court competitions. JGU was also selected as one of eight global partner institutions for the ‘Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice’ (GLOBUS) project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020, the world’s largest research programme. The University’s Centre for European Studies is representing JGU on the project which will critically assess the EU’s impact on global justice.

Involving researchers across institutions in Italy, Germany, Ireland, South Africa, Brazil, China and Norway, the €2.5 million project is slated to begin in March 2016 and will examine underlying political and structural challenges to global justice and provide in-depth knowledge on the EU’s role as a global actor within the fields of climate change, peace and security, asylum and migration, and trade and development. In order to ensure the broader impact of GLOBUS, the project will involve decision makers at the global, EU and national levels, as well as representatives from European and international organizations and NGOs, in addition to the research groups. Details of other consultancy projects that our faculty members have participated in are provided under the section Projects and Consultancies.

Doctoral Research

JGU’s doctoral programme was introduced in 2014 in four schools which offer taught master’s  programmes – Jindal Global Law School, Jindal Global Business School, Jindal School of International Affairs, and Jindal School of Government and Public Policy. Applicants to the doctoral programme are   required to have a Master’s degree or equivalent. Shortlisted candidates are required to take an entrance test and an interview before final selection. Successful applicants are awarded the Jindal Doctoral Fellowship for a period of four years that covers living expenses. Boarding is provided to doctoral scholars in the University’s Halls of Residence at no charge, inclusive of meals. Applications to the doctoral programme are accepted on a rolling basis twice a year, in the Fall (August) and Spring (February) semesters. Doctoral scholars are expected to complete the programme in a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years.

Funding for Students

JGU earmarks 20% of its annual research budget to support student research projects and activities that include annual student research colloquiums.