FAQ

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FAQ

 
 

What does the office of Vice Dean for Research Affairs do?

This office is to create an optimal environment in which all the research affairs at IC-TUMS (Undergraduate & Postgraduate levels) are carried out and managed based on Long-term Research Programs. In addition, this Deputy is to ensure that the policies of IC-TUMS are carried out according to the Defined Research Policies  of TUMS in order to achieve the specified short –term and long- term goals.

 

When does this office get involved?

This office gets involved once a proposal is submitted.

 

When can a student submit a proposal to this office?

Students must first complete their educational phase and pass their comprehensive exam (for PhD students) before entering the research phase of their program.

*M.Sc. students have to make sure that their proposal will be approved by the end of the 3rd semester so that thay can graduate in the permissable time period (2-2.5 years).

*Ph.D. students have to make sure that they will choose their supervisor by the end of the 2nd semester. They will also have to pass their comprehensive exam and get their proposals approved  by the end of 4th semester.

 

Is there a time limit for completion of M.Sc. programs?

Yes, there is. The permissable time period for completion of M.Sc. programs is 2 - 2.5 years.

 

Is there a time limit for completion of Ph.D. programs?

Yes, there is. The permissable time period for completion of Ph.D. programs is 4.5 years.

 

What need to be submitted to this office in order to start processing a thesis proposal?

In order to commence processing a thesis proposal, this office needs the following documents:

> a completed Proposal Submission Form signed by the supervisor,

> an approval letter from the related department,

> an approval letter from the Postgraduate Council of the related school,

In addition, the student must register at PAJOOHESHYAR SYSTEM to submit the proposal electronically .

 

What need to be submitted to this office in order to start processing a non-thesis proposal?

In order to commence processing a thesis proposal, this office needs the following documents:

> a completed Proposal Submission Form signed by the project manager,

> an approval letter from the related department,

> an approval letter from the Research Council of the related school,

In addition, the project manager must register at PAJOOHESHYAR SYSTEM to submit the proposal electronically.

 

In what language may I submit my proposal?

International students are required to submit their proposal in English.

 

Is there a proposal submission form in English?

Yes, there is. You can find the form in the following link and download it,

     http://gsia.tums.ac.ir/en/VPRA/download/15861/Proposal-Submission

 

What is the Pajooheshyar System?

It is a proposal registration system. All of the  IC-TUMS thesis and non-thesis research proposals must be registered in this system as well as submitting a hard copy of the completed Proposal Submission Form.

 

Who registers a proposal in the Pajooheshyar System?

Thesis research proposals must be registered in the system by students whereas non-thesis research proposals must be registered in the system by the project managers.

 

Is there any research funding available?

Yes, there is. IC-TUMS will provide/assign funding to the research projects which have been approved by the IC-TUMS Research Council.

 

How much is the maximum funding available for M.Sc. theses?

Maximum amount is 25,000,000 Rials.

 

How much is the maximum funding available for Ph.D. theses?

Maximum amount is 75,000,000 Rials.

 

What if the required budget of a student proposal exceeds the above amount?

In order to get higher amounts for student theses, proposals must be submitted as research projects by the supervisor. This kind of proposals will go through a further and longer process (which may not be favorable to some students who are anxious to start their research as quickly as possible).

 

Why does processing a research project (with higher budget) take more time?

According to the TUMS Research Guideline, the research proposals which are asking for higher funding must be evaluated and approved by the TUMS Ranking Committee after they are approved by the related department and the Research Council of the related school, and that makes the process longer.

 

Who gets and spends the approved research funding?

The funding is paid directly to the project manager (supervisor) following a contract which is signed between IC-TUMS and the project manager. Then, the project manager spends the funding according to the proposal budget table. 

 

 

 


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