Research and Publication Rewards

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) has announced a publications reward scheme in order to encourage faculty members and students to publish their research papers in recognized international journals. This scheme will be implemented immediately, considering all relevant publications of 2022 as eligible for the reward


Each article/book chapter or conference proceeding published by a ULAB faculty member which is indexed in Scopus/IEEE/Web of Science will receive a cash reward of BDT 25000 from ULAB. Student papers indexed in Scopus/IEEE/Web of Science will receive a cash reward of BDT 10000.

Eligibility criteria

  • The applicant must be a full-time faculty member of ULAB or a student at the time of application.
  • The article needs to be published in a journal indexed by Scopus, or Web of Science (for detail, please contact the Office of Faculty Research). Journals indexed in other databases will not be considered for the reward.
  • For any article authored by multiple ULABians, the award money will be divided among them as per the instruction of the corresponding author. If the corresponding author is not from ULAB, the first ULABian author from the authors’ list can apply for the reward.    
  • To be eligible for the reward, the applicant must use his/her ULAB affiliation in the publication.
  • One can apply for the reward once the article is published and assigned a DOI. Articles cataloged as “forthcoming” are not eligible for a cash reward.
  • Any Scopus-indexed publication in 2022 and onwards is eligible for the cash reward. 
  • Either “full paper”, or “review” or “note” publications are considered for the cash reward, provided these are Scopus-indexed. Publications such as “Letters to the Editor”, “Editorial”, Communiqués, etc. do not qualify for the reward.

Conference Participation grant

  • Each ULAB faculty will receive USD 500 for attending an international conference as a presenter, provided the conference paper is published in a Scopus-indexed proceeding.
  • Each faculty is eligible for one international conference in a year.

Application procedure

  • Cash rewards can be claimed to the Office of Faculty Research anytime in the year.
  • Applications should be submitted in an OFR-designated form which can be downloaded from the OFR page of the ULAB website.
  • OFR will check the claims and seek the approval of the Vice Chancellor for the disbursement of reward, in a pay-as-you-go manner.
  • For any query or clarification, please contact the OFR Director or Coordinator.

To Download the Application Form, please click here.


Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is the benefit of publishing in an indexed journal?

    It makes your scholarly work more visible in the academic sphere. At the same time, it also makes your institute more visible. Indexed publication is one of the very important parameters for ranking and accreditation bodies to determine the standing of your university/department.

  • What are the criteria of a predatory journal/publisher?

    Jefrey Beall has listed number of predatory journals/publishers which can be found at . However, the list has not been updated regularly. Based on that, Beall has developed some general criteria of predatory journals/publishers which can judiciously be applied in order to judge a potentially predatory journal. Please contact OFR if you are still unsure about the status of any journal/publisher.

  • What happens when I publish with a predatory journal/publisher?

    Predatory (often online) journals are never circulated in the academic arena and are never consulted/cited by the scholarly community. Therefore, publishing your article in a predatory journal is almost equal to throwing it into a recycle bin. It does not help you or your institution.

  • Are all non-indexed journals/publishers predatory?

    No. Firstly, local journals are mostly non-indexed, but they are not predatory. Newly founded publisher or journal would be non-indexed, as the indexing process requires minimum two years of continuation of the journal/publisher to become eligible for applying for the index. In exceptional cases, a few journals/publishers, for various reasons, deliberately stay out of the indexing procedure despite being very credible.

  • Can I apply for my publications of the previous year(s)?

    No. The budgetary provision for the reward for publications is only for the current year. For each year, OFR pronounces a deadline for the submission of your research and publications claim. Please check the OFR website and your faculty email.