Call for Research Proposals on International Scenario on NPOs
September, 04th 2012
CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS ON INTERNATIONAL
SCENARIO ON NPOs
The Committee for Cooperatives & NPO Sectors, a non-standing committee of Institute
of Chartered Accountants of India, has been constituted in the year of 2011 with the
objectives which, inter alia, includes to develop necessary technical guides and
publications, to develop knowledge portal, to provide technical and governance inputs
through resource material, publications to management personnel and members of
governance of Cooperatives & NPO sectors and to provide uniform accounting
framework for cooperatives & NPO sectors.
As one of the key methods to achieve the above mentioned objectives, the Committee
invites research proposals from interested individuals. The committee funds the cost of
approved research proposals as per ICAI norms after evaluating the scope of research
study. Mentioned below are the guidelines and rules for the submission of research
proposals and implementation of the approved research proposal fund by the
1. The applicant must be member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
with a research aptitude having post qualification experience of working with or
engagement with cooperative & NPO sectors. Or
2. The applicant must be holding a post-graduate degree from recognized university
and must have research and/or teaching experience on related topics. Or
3. Faculty of a recognized university or an institute of repute. Or
4. A research scholar who is pursuing a PhD or other curriculum of recognized
university / institute of high repute.
However, application from a person having lesser experience than stated above may
also be considered on the basis of merit.
The duration of research project should not exceed 2 months from the date proposal is
approved by the committee unless longer period is otherwise justified.
1. Research Paper / Publication
2. Dissemination of good governance and best practices to cooperatives & NPO sectors.
3. Capacity building of the members of the profession and targeted beneficiaries as may
be agreed in the project.
Copyright and Patent:
Copyright, patent of intellectual property right would vest with the Committee for
Cooperatives & NPO Sectors, ICAI for any work done by applicant. The researcher,
however, would get due acknowledgement for his work.
Progress of the project would be subject to continuous monitoring of the committee.
Committee may, at any point of time during the project, request to the applicant to
provide details of work done / remaining, the draft of the project / publication etc. in
order to evaluate the implementation and progress. On finding of, project not being
carried out in accordance with the terms / conditions of research proposal or if work
done by researcher is unsatisfactory, the committee may consider the withdrawal of
project from researcher and if such being the case then the work already done would
become the property of Committee for Cooperatives & NPO Sectors, ICAI.
How to Apply:
Application should be submitted to:
Dr. Amit Kr Agrawal
Committee for Cooperatives & NPO Sectors
Third Floor, Annexed Building
ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg,
New Delhi 110 002
Phone: +91 11 30110452
Note: Giving false information shall affect the candidacy negatively. If the applicant is
admitted to the research programme on the basis of false information furnished, it will
lead to expulsion from the research programme.