Policy on Multiple Projects Acknowledgment

Case (1): Internal Grant with Additional External Funding

  • KFUPM team funded Internally with grant #xxx.
  • KFUPM team received additional external funding under grant #yyy.
  • Example: The research team or leading author or (PI) at KFUPM received fund under University Funded Grant #xxx and received as well external funds like the Fellowship Program Sponsored by K.A.CARE under the Grant #yyy.

Case (2): Collaborative Funding

  • KFUPM team funded Internally with grant #xxx.
  • Collaborative team receive funding from their institution with grant #yyy
  • Example #1: The research team at KFUPM would like to acknowledge the support received from KFUPM under KFUPM-KAUST Collaboration Program against Grant #xxx. The research team at KAUST acknowledge the support received from KAUST under the KFUPM-KAUST Collaboration Program against Grant #yyy.
  • Example # 2: Author(s) at KFUPM would like to acknowledge the support received under University Funded Grant #xxx. The author(s) at KAUST acknowledge the support received under University Funded Grant #yyy.

Case (3): Internal Grant with External Co-Authors

  • KFUPM team funded Internally with grant #xxx.
  • Co-Authors funded by their institutions under grant #yyy.
  • No collaboration agreement.
  • Example: Author(s) at KFUPM would like to acknowledge the support received under University Funded Grant #xxx. The author(s) at (name of institution) acknowledge the support received from (name of agency) under Grant #yyy.

Case (4): Internal Grant with External Support

  • KFUPM team funded Internally with grant #xxx.
  • KFUPM team received support or services from external university or lab.
  • No collaboration agreement.
  • Example: Author(s) at KFUPM would like to acknowledge the support received under University Funded Grant #xxx. The author(s) at KFUPM acknowledge the support received from (name of institution) for (name services).

Case (5): Internal Grant with Undeclared External Grant

  • KFUPM PI or team funded Internally with grant #xxx.
  • KFUPM PI or team received fund externally with grant #yyy.
  • No collaboration agreement.
  • No declaration of external grant #yyy.
  • Example: Author(s) at KFUPM would like to acknowledge the support received under University Funded Grant #xxx. The author(s) at KFUPM acknowledge the support received from (name of institution) under grant #yyy.

This kind of multiple acknowledgement is NOT acceptable, and the case will be forwarded to Ethics and Integrity Committee.

Case (6): two Internal Grants

  • KFUPM team (1) funded Internally with grant #xxx.
  • KFUPM team (2) funded Internally with grant #yyy.
  • Example #1: KFUPM faculty funded internally under grant #xxx and he works with an undergraduate student who is funded internally under another grant #yyy.
  • Example #2: KFUPM faculty funded internally under grant #xxx and another faculty member funded under grant #yyy and both work collaboratively to accomplish the larger scope of work.

This kind of multiple acknowledgement is acceptable and the research committee will count one outcome per project.

Case (7): External Grants not Administered by KFUPM

  • KFUPM team or PI participating in externally funded project not administered by KFUPM.
  • Example: British Council, NSF, DOE … etc. 

This kind of multiple acknowledgement is allowed according to the funding agency agreement with the PI. The PI has to declare such funding to KFUPM.