Call for Proposals: IICA Research Grant in Corporate Law 2015; Submit by March 27


School of Corporate Law, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs invites applications and proposals for Research Grant in Corporate Law. Apply with proper documents by March 27, 2015.


With the objective of delving on pertinent issues relating to corporate law, the School of Corporate Law invites research proposals from research scholars and professionals working in academia, corporate sector or any other stakeholder to conduct research under the broad theme of corporate law and related matters.

For the aforesaid purpose, IICA will provide a research grant of upto Rs 5 lakhs

General Instructions

School of Corporate Law invites research proposal, which may be conceptual, methodological/experiential or with policy orientation, on the subject of Corporate Law and related matters from Indian citizens.

The research projects may be interdisciplinary in nature, however with a main focus on corporate law theme.

The research themes should be oriented towards understanding, identifying, and creating new insights on the issues which are likely to become bench marks in terms of concept, theory, methodology and research outcomes in the area of corporate law.

Such research studies will be commissioned by School of Corporate Law at IICA to understand policy issues from the perspective of companies and regulators.

Researchers interested in carrying out a research under the broad theme of corporate law and related matters may submit a research proposal thereon.

Duration and Value

Grant-in-aid, under the Research Projects Scheme, is available for the research proposals with a time duration ranging from 1-2 years.

The research Study will have an average allocation broadly ranging between Rs 1 to 5 lakhs, to be disbursed in four installments.

The budget estimates for these proposals are required to be prepared on the basis of the guidelines provided in Annexure II of brochure.

Eligibility for the Grant

i. Only Indian citizens are eligible for the grant.

ii. Applications are invited from professionals affiliated to academic institutions/government organisations/business organisations in India. Proposals forwarded by organisations/ Institutions partially funded by Central/State Government may also be considered.

iii. Applicants from one or more centre / institute / university / business organisations may apply.

iv. In either of the above cases, the prescribed application form will have to be submitted to the School of Corporate Law for further financial and administrative processing.

v. The extent and scope of these studies are expected to be extensive and of relevance and contextual to the contemporary challenges.

Given the scale and nature of research under sponsored program, the School expects that the research has defined goals, specific to a field of study or inter-disciplinary for researchers from different disciplines to constitute a team of not more than three.

vi. Scholars/ Professionals having significant interest in the subject of corporate law and in possession of academic and professional degree/experience are eligible for this grant.

vii. Preference shall be given to scholars/practitioners of distinct academic interests in the subject of corporate law and with a record of publications.

viii. A research proposal is required to be submitted in the prescribed format (Annexure I of brochure) by the applicant(s).

ix. The Applicant must also submit along with the research proposal, a detailed account of Research Publications, and Research Projects carried in the past/ current undergoing projects in the format provided in Annexure -III of brochure

x. Notwithstanding any advertisement made in this regard by the School of Corporate Law, proposals may be solicited and considered under the Sponsored Research category on the basis of the recommendations of an Expert Committee nominated for this purpose, identifying the thrust areas and the researcher, to take up the study.

xi. IICA will hold the Intellectual Property Right (IPR) on the outcome of the proposal (research report / working paper as the case may be) and the researcher will have to surrender that right.

However, IICA may liberally grant permission for 4 academic use of the Research Report on request by the researcher, subject to due credit to IICA in its citations.

xii. Applicant(s) must submit a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the current employer and/or head of the organisation/institution along with the proposal form and project budget proforma.


Interested applicants who meet the eligibility criteria may submit their proposals in accordance to the application proforma provided in the Annexure of brochure, in a sealed envelope along with a Covering Letter superscribed “Research Proposals for Award of Research Grant in Corporate Law” and deliver to:

Dr Vijay Kumar Singh,

Associate Professor & Head School of Corporate Law,

Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)

Plot Nos. 6-8, Sector 5, IMT Manesar,

Dist – Gurgaon, Haryana – 122050


The last date for submitting the Research Proposal is 27th March, 2015

No request for information/clarification from the interested applicants shall be entertained after the last date of submitting the proposal.

More information HERE.


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