In order to encourage graduate students to engage in cutting-edge and pioneering research work, further cultivate their innovative ideas and improve their innovative ability, and provide sufficient scientific research funds for outstanding graduate students to engage in high-level creative research, according to the implementation measures for graduate innovation fund of Xi'an University of Posts and telecommunications, the application work of the Innovation Fund for Postgraduates in 2019 is arranged as follows.
1、 Funding target
The graduate innovation fund is a special fund for graduate students to explore freely and carry out innovative research. It focuses on supporting innovative and exploratory research projects with innovative academic ideas. All the first-year and second-year postgraduates (grade 2019 and 2018) who are officially registered, have excellent academic achievements, have certain ability to independently engage in scientific research and have strong team spirit can apply.
Those who have one of the following circumstances shall not apply for innovation fund projects in 2019:
1. The innovation fund projects in 2017 and 2018 failed to pass the final defense, and the project achievements failed to pass the acceptance.
2. Postgraduates have bad records in academic integrity and morality during the semester.
2、 Review scheme
（1） Project application
The project host applies. The application scope of the project can refer to the guidelines for the application of graduate innovation fund projects in 2019, and the subject can also be determined by yourself. There are three major directions to apply for graduate innovation fund projects: Engineering, economics and management, and humanities. Each category is divided into three project categories: Class A Basic research: the research object is generally the basic theoretical issues at the forefront of academic research at home and abroad, and the results are mainly in the form of published papers (investigation reports or academic papers on various natural sciences, philosophy, economy, society, law, education, management, etc.); Class B Application Research: the research objects are generally practical application-oriented problems and scientific exploration of related disciplines, and the results are generally in the form of principle prototype, achievement display, integrated circuit layout, software copyright, invention patent, etc; Class C : competition training, mainly to support graduate students to participate in national and Provincial Discipline competitions (for the specific list of competitions, please refer to Annex V: some regulations on graduate degree application of Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications), which can meet the requirements of master's degree and master's degree competition of various majors.
The project must be guided by a teacher, and one undergraduate student must participate in the project. Interdisciplinary, professional and cross grade teams are encouraged to apply. For the research on promoting the work efficiency of school functional departments and improving the service level, as well as the projects in line with the application guidelines, priority should be given to projects or key subsidies. The applied projects shall not be duplicated with the tutor research projects already participated in, and the projects already funded by other organizations and funds shall not be funded.
（2） Preliminary trial
The graduate school will review the qualification of the project host and participants, and the projects that meet the requirements will participate in the expert blind review.
（3） Expert blind trial
The graduate school employs experts in relevant fields to conduct blind examination on the applied projects. Among the evaluation experts, science and engineering are composed of experts in communication, electronics, computer and automation, while humanities and social sciences are composed of experts in economics and management and humanities. The experts are selected from the list of the secondary academic committee of the University. In principle, the students who apply for the project under their guidance should adopt the avoidance system; the evaluation adopts the form of blind review, which hides the relevant information of the applicant and the participants All the experts were contacted and submitted for examination by the staff of the graduate school, and the experts did not know each other.
The items are ranked according to the percentage of the items in the defense.
（4） Project defense
The project defense is divided into science and engineering group and liberal arts group respectively; the defense is divided into two parts: ppt display and judges' question and answer; the judges score according to the defense situation on the spot according to the 100 point system.
（5） Confirm the project list
The final project list is determined by the results of blind review and defense of experts. There are 100 projects to be funded in this year, including science and engineering projects in principle no less than 70, economics and management projects about 25, and law projects no more than 4. The funding levels of the projects are divided into three levels: major projects, key projects and general projects, of which, in principle, no more than 30 are major and important projects. The applied projects must comply with the "2019 graduate innovation foundation" If not, they will not be approved in Category A and category B of the competition guide.
3、 How to use the Graduate Innovation Fund
After the application for the graduate innovation fund is approved, the fund is used by the graduate students under the guidance of the instructor. The scope of the fund is: research fee, data fee, experiment fee, material fee, layout fee, etc., and cannot be used for labor service fee.
4、 Project management and conclusion requirements of Graduate Innovation Fund
（1） Project cycle: The research projects with the same title of "innovation fund" should be submitted by the graduate students with the same title of "innovation fund" in the year of 2020. Each project can be postponed for one time at most, and the extension time is one year; the third grade graduate students are not allowed to apply for extension. For projects that cannot be completed on time, the person in charge shall refund the full amount of funds in time, and other graduate students under the guidance of their tutors will be strictly examined when they apply for funding projects again.
（2） Conclusion requirements: For projects funded by the graduate innovation fund, academic papers of the corresponding level shall be published or scientific research achievements of the same level (patents, integrated circuit layout, prototype, sample, case, etc.) shall be obtained. The academic paper must be signed by Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications as the first author, the project host as the first author (or the instructor as the first author, the project host as the second author), and indicate that it is funded by the graduate innovation fund of Xi'an University of Posts and telecommunications. The results required for different project approval levels are as follows:
one Major projects To submit the final report and reply. Postgraduates of science and engineering are required to publish one paper in SCI, EI, CSCD (Core Library) journals, or at an important international academic conference recognized by Xi'an University of Posts and telecommunications, Or obtain other achievements of the same level as required in some provisions of Xi'an University of Posts and telecommunications on graduate degree application (the same below); for Postgraduates of economics, management, literature and law, they must publish one paper in SCI, SSCI, EI, CSSCI (including extended Library) and CSCD (including extended Library), or at important international academic conferences recognized by Xi'an University of Posts and telecommunications One paper has been published or other scientific research achievements of the same level have been obtained.
two Key projects To submit the final report and reply. In addition to the two core research projects of Xi'an University, they should be published in the same level of core research projects (i.e. 2 papers in the same category of Journal of Posts and telecommunications, and they should be published in other core journals of the same category, and should be published in other core journals of the same category, except for 2 papers published in the same category of Journal of Posts and telecommunications, and should be published in other core journals of the same category) Class C should be awarded the second grade or above of the national level in the "Internet +" Challenge Cup "and the series of Chinese postgraduate innovation practice competitions (the host ranked the top three among the participants), among which the mathematical modeling contest must be awarded the first national prize; the master of science should also publish a paper in the source journal of CSCD (including extended Library).
three General items To submit the final report and reply. To achieve scientific research achievements required by major and key projects, or class a must publish one academic paper in Chinese core journals, or obtain other scientific research achievements of the same level; class B must complete the principle prototype, achievement display, integrated circuit layout (functional display is required); class C must win the provincial first Prize in the "Internet +" Challenge Cup "and China Graduate Innovation Practice Series competition The host should be ranked in the top three places among the participants, and the mathematical modeling contest must be awarded the national second grade or above.
5、 Instructions for submission of application materials
Before 12:00 noon on November 20, 2019, the project application host shall submit the following paper version of the application materials to the responsible person of each grade and each grade as the unit, and hand it to the Party member workstation No. 14 of Anmei apartment, which will be sorted and classified by the academic department of the research Association; for the electronic application materials, please package and name the folder "Engineering / economic management / Humanities + project category (A / B / C) ）+Name + student number ", email to: 498320892 @ qq.com (the blind version application cannot contain the name of the student, the student number, the name of the school, the name of the tutor and any other words that may identify the application source of the innovation fund project). Contact person: Bai Jiaqing, contact information: 15591105533
Paper version: 1 paper version of Annex 2 application for graduate innovation fund of Xi'an University of Posts and telecommunications, and 3 copies of Annex 3 application form for graduate innovation fund project of Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications (blind version).
Electronic version: Annex 2 "application for graduate innovation fund of Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications", Annex 3 "application form of innovation fund for Postgraduates of Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications (blind version)", and Annex 4 "summary table of innovation fund projects of Xi'an University of Posts and telecommunications in 2019".
The above materials shall be submitted on time and will not be accepted.
Annex: 1. Guide to the Innovation Fund for Postgraduates of Xi'an University of Posts and telecommunications in 2019
2. Application for graduate innovation fund project of Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications
3. Application for graduate innovation fund project of Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications (blind version)
4. Summary of innovation fund projects of Xi'an University of Posts and telecommunications in 2019
5. Xiyou Xiaofa  No.15: Notice on printing and Distributing Some Regulations on postgraduate degree application of Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications
November 6, 2019