Candidates/teams will be selected on the basis of their outstanding research achievements and excellence of their research programmes. Selection will be based on merit and one or more of the following criteria will apply as appropriate:
The Scheme will be administered by the Office of the Vice-President (Research & Technology). A Selection Panel chaired by the VP(Research & Technology), and comprising three senior researchers of the University from a mix of disciplines plus up to two external members, will be set up to consider the applications . Comments of the respective Department/College will be invited and the Panel may also seek external peer assessments as and when necessary. The Panel will be responsible for the final selection based on the documents submitted and a presentation by the shortlisted candidates.