Introduction

Investment in research has great impact for fostering innovations, which lead to promote knowledge based economies. The faculty at UAF has gained momentum for hunting national and international grants on competitive basis. In addition to knowledge and technology development, the research grants, competitively earned by the faculty, support postgraduate studies, expand laboratories and equipment facilities, sponsor students and strengthen research communication and outreach activities. The indirect cost received through these grants helps in meeting recurring cost and to extend small grants for innovative res., technology displays and business start-ups