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FIIB Research Grant

04th March 2024

Last Date for Registration:
15th January 2024


The FIIB research grant competition is a shark tank-style competition embodying an entrepreneurial mindset of invention, experimentation and problem-solving. The event serves as a perfect platform for researchers to explore ideas that give a deeper understanding of the usability of the research contributions, either by solving real-world problems or providing actionable insights. 

The competition aims to bridge the academia-practice gap by inviting research ideas that have the potential to benefit society, advance the practice of management, and contribute to the progression of scholarly knowledge. This is perhaps among the very few business research competitions that require rethinking the traditional public value of business research and encourages the submission of ideas that forge a new social commitment with the communities we proclaim to serve.

Who can apply:

  • Researchers (including Doctoral Scholars/Research Practitioners)
  • Academicians
  • Practitioners

Project Proposal can be submitted in groups (maximum of 4 people)

It is preferred if Teams can have letter of endorsement from business. (not compulsory)

Award Criteria:

At least one applicant in a group submitting a proposal must register before the deadline date.

The proposals will be judged by the FIIB Research Committee. The proposals will be judged on:

  • Appropriateness of the proposed project 
  • Significance of the problem
  • Design of the study
  • The appropriateness of the schedule
  • The proposal should meet the ethical and quality standards
  • Completeness of the application

Selection Procedure

  • Video Pitch:  A 2-minute video pitch of the research idea
  • Presentation Round:  Top 10 short-listed research proposals would present their ideas in the upcoming FRC dated 4th  March, 2024
  • Final Selection:  The top 3 proposals will get funding of INR 75,000 each

The Awards will be given during the main event of FRC 2024.

Submission Guidelines

Composition of Team

  • Team members can be from academia, industry or a combination of two
  • Initial Research Proposal: An initial proposal of not more than 2500 words including the

following –

  • Title of Research Proposal
  • Introduction & Overview of the topic
  • Need Gap Analysis: The actionable priority of the problem and its relevance for businesses/policymakers/consumers/governments
  • Review of Previous Research
  • Proposed Methodology
  • Intended Scholarly & Societal Impact
  • A detailed, one-page budget indicating the items for which the funding is sought
  • Research Timeline & Expected Completion Dates (not exceeding 12 months)
  • Vita(e) of project investigator(s) may be appended
  • Indicative names of the Journals likely to be targeted for publishing the research
  • Endorsement Letter from Industry (Desirable)


All submissions must be completed through the FIIB User System.

Select the relevant track for your submission, ensuring you review all requirements prior to completing your submission.

Stages of Funding:

Awards will funded in two stages-

  • Stage 1- 25,000 INR will be released on declaration of result in valedictory session of FRC 2024
  • Stage 2- 50,000 INR will be released once the research project has been completed with research papers published in reputed Scopus-Q1, Q2 only, ABDC, ABS, FT-50 listed journals giving due acknowledgement to FIIB for research funding

Winners Responsibilities

  • Acknowledge the support of FIIB in any publicity or presentation based on the funded study
  • Inform the FIIB Dean Research if research funding from other sources is obtained, in addition to those provided by FIIB
  • Present a final report to the FIIB Research Committee after successful completion
  • The research outcomes must be published in the journals of repute as per International Listings/rankings such as FT50, ABDC, ABS etc with due acknowledgement to FIIB
  • Tenure of the Project is 1 year

Important Dates

  • Registration Opens:   15th December, 2023
  • Early Bird Registrations:   5th January 2024
  • Last Date for Registration: 15th January 2024
  • Declaration of Shortlisted Proposals for Video Pitch:   31st January 2024
  • Video Pitch:   10th February 2024
  • Declaration of Top 10 proposals:   15th February 2024
  • Final Round:   4th March 2024

Research Grant Competition Registration Fee

Particular Registration Fee
Team Registration INR 2,000 | US $30
For Industry Professionals and Academicians: Rs. 7,000 for all 5 days & Rs. 2500 for any one day
For Doctoral Scholar: Rs. 4000 for all 5days & Rs. 1500 for one day

Research Grant Competition Mentor

Dr. Purnima Rao,
PGDM -FM & FPM Chair,
FIIB New Delhi

Dr. Jaya Mamta Prosad
Assistant Professor, Finance,
FIIB New Delhi