Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Call for Project Proposals in Telecom

Call for Project Proposals in Telecom
IIM Ahmedabad-IDEA Telecom Centre of Excellence
(A PPP between IIMA, IDEA and Department of Telecom for furthering research)
This is call for project proposals from IIM Ahmedabad-Idea Telecom Centre of Excellence (IITCOE at IIM, Ahmedabad). Proposals must focus on "telecom policy, governance, regulation and management, especially marketing and customer care". Projects should aim to provide insight into competition, regulatory and policy issues of network infrastructure and services, promise of multi-platform competition, implications for universal connectivity, pricing, sustainable competition, deployment, and innovation. Projects/papers may be theoretical, empirical, domestic, international or comparative.
Proposals may be submitted by individuals/groups of individuals working on their own or associated with institutions. The research proposals need to be e-mailed to the Executive Chair, IIMA Idea Telecom Centre of Excellence (IITCOE - Funding on a competitive basis will be available to selected projects.
The process of the submission, selection and execution of the projects will be as follows:
  1. Proposal submission - (October 31, 2009)
  2. Double blind review of Proposals
  3. A workshop for selected project proposals where the Project Initiator may be required to make a presentation on the project proposal possibly in early December.
  4. Selection of projects based on the proposal and presentation
  5. Handholding, guidance and phase wise deliverables to be determined for selected projects
  6. Interim project submissions - (February 15, 2010)
  7. Final project submission - (March 31, 2010)
  8. Blind review of completed projects for releasing the final project amount
  9. Workshop for Dissemination mid 2010.

For further details on the project proposals:

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