The aim of the ITS Local Fund Research grant program is to encourage the achievement of the vision and goals of ITS in the research and community service, specifically:
To meet the needs of various types of research at ITS, the implementation of the research is divided into 2 (two) categories, namely the ITS Prime Research (PU-ITS) and the ITS Supporting Research (PPU-ITS). The ITS Prime Research refers to 8 (eight) ITS superior fields which are determined based on the research road map of each Study Center, other centers and are top-down in nature, while the Supporting Research is divided into 12 (twelve) types of bottom-up and mandatory research in-line with 7 (seven) superior ITS fields. The types of Prime research and supporting research are as follows:
To become a researcher of ITS local funds, lecturers/researchers must have an account at SIMPEL ITS. SIMPEL ITS is an information system built by Research and Community Service Institute (LPPM) ITS to facilitate conveying information about research activities, both in the form of research and community service, starting from the process of registration, selection, to progress reports.