We believe in broad public involvement in our projects. We are constantly seeking qualified and enthusiastic scientists, investors, and advisors as members of our institute. In fact, at this moment, we completely depend on our valuable members for funding, mentoring and conducting our research, development and incubation projects. This involvement of broader public has four major implications:
- It has steered us through the essential sets of problems that affect people’s life.
- It has made our non-scientific members more keen and aware on scientific issues.
- It has helped us fund our projects.
- It has helped us identify and interact with potential investors to fund our spin-off companies.
Hence, we heartily invite you to interact with us about our projects, propose potential projects, and apply for membership and internship. Here is how you can get involved in our projects.
YOU HAVE TO ABSOLUTELY CONTACT US IF YOU ...
- ... have a research idea. We are willing to discuss, peer-review, and develop it further. Remember: no idea is a bad idea.
- ... are already running a scientific project. We are keen to collaborate with you.
- ... are an academic institution. We are open to collaborate to produce academic thesis and/or peer-reviewed scientific articles;
- ... are an innovative business and wish to consult a diverse group of scientists and experts. We are willing to help your business with our expert network.
You can apply for a membership by submitting this application form. The fund collected from membership fees will ideally be maintained in a savings account. However, this fund may be used for daily maintenance of the institute and to run a project, if funds from other sources are sort. The fund collected from the membership fees will not be used to pay the salary of the institute staffs.
Types of memberships.
Every Nepalese citizen of good standing can apply for following memberships. However, an observer or honorary member does not need to be a Nepalese citizen. Eligible candidates can apply membership online by filling up this membership application form or in our office with an application fee of Rs. 100 (or equivalent).
- General membership. Applicants must be Nepalese citizen of good standing and must be currently residing in Nepal. These members pay a membership fee of NPR 5,000 for the first time and NPR 1,000 renewal fee on every subsequent financial year.
- Life Membership. Every Nepalese citizen of good standing is eligible to apply for a life membership. He/she enjoys benefits of a general members or an observer member throughout his/her life. These members pay a one-time membership fee of Rs. 50,000 ( = 500 US$ , or equivalent).
- Observer Membership. Applicants must either be non-Nepalese citizen or be currently residing outside Nepal. Observer members can attend, advise, speak and raise a motion in a meeting by being physically present or via video conferencing. Since Observer members are designated as non-resident members, they can not vote in a general meeting, although they can exercise all other rights and the benefits of general membership. Note that the lists of agendas that can be discussed via Internet will not include classified matters that are to be held secret in the Internet for company’s interest. Observer members are required to pay an Observer Membership fee of NPR 15,000 (= US$ 150 or equivalent) for the first financial year of membership and NPR 5,000 (=US$ 50 or equivalent) as renewal fee on every subsequent financial year.
- Honorary membership. The executive board confers honorary memberships to the eligible candidates who have outstanding contribution or, have demonstrated exceptional competence in the field of science, technology, arts, law, commerce, and other fields of social welfare. Honorary members have advisory role in the institute, need not pay a fee and will not vote in a meeting.
Benefits of memberships.
- Involve directly in discussions and the decision-making processes of the institute as a voting member or an observer member in the general assembly, the most powerful body of the institute.
- Raise a motion and request executive board to call a topical or a special assembly.
- Inquire about financial and other activities of the institute.
- Request the executive board to personally review and examine records and reports of the company.
- Receive special priority to invest in profit-making ventures to spin-off from the institute’s research, development and incubation projects.