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  • 1. Science and Technology Unit www.uqu.edu.sa/stu Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf Head of Science and Technology Unit [email_address] Tel/Fax: 5271622 or 5270000 Ext: 4197/4198 Available Funding for Research and Factors that Make for Success
  • 2. Contents
    • What Funding is Available
    • Why Filling in a Research Grant Proposal
    • Factors that Make for Success
    • What the Funding Body Wants to Know
    10/01/11 Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf, fallaf@uqu.edu.sa
  • 3. What Funding is Available
    • Consult research office, colleagues, websites and reference books
    • Travel grant
    • Annual Research Program (Small and Large Research Grant)
    • National Programs
    • Developmental Research Grants Programs
    • Graduate Student Research Program
    • Innovation Grants Program
    • Organizers of scientific conference and congress
    • Scientific associations and societies
    • Governmental departments
    • Business and industry
    • Charitable trusts and foundations
    10/01/11 Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf, fallaf@uqu.edu.sa
  • 4. Charitable Trusts and Foundations
    • King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)
    • http://grants.kacst.edu.sa/menu/ProgramsDefinition.aspx
    • Almarai prize for scientific innovation
    • http://www.kacst.edu.sa/ar/sites/almaraiprize/prize.aspx
    • King Abdullah International Center for Medical Research
    • http://www.kaimrc.med.sa/
    • Islamic Development Bank
    • http://www.isdb.org/irj/portal/anonymous?NavigationTarget=navurl://5ffaebd539e6818daffef7bff9d770cb
    • The King Faisal Foundation
    • http://www.kff.com/AR01/homepage/Index.html#
    • Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF)
    • http://www.astf.net/site/arabic/funding/index.asp
    • Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research
    • http://www.dhfmr.hms.harvard.edu/research_grants.html
    • World Health Organization (WHO)
    • http://www.searo.who.int/en/Section1243/Section2279/Section2287.htm
    • United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Org. (UNESCO)
    • http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=7972&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
    10/01/11 Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf, fallaf@uqu.edu.sa
  • 5. Why Filling in a Research Grant Proposal
    • Funding is important NOT just because of the financial support
    • Approved grant reflects on the importance of the study
    • Recognition for the PI and other Co-I
    • Recognition for the hosting institute
    • Commitment for the execution of the research project
    • Publication of data generated may be easier
    10/01/11 Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf, fallaf@uqu.edu.sa
  • 6. Factors that Make for Success
    • Careful investigation of what funding is available
    • Which funding organizations
    • Preliminary contact with funding organizations
    • Writing an application which communicates your intentions clearly
    • Learning from your mistakes and trying again if necessary
    • DO NOT SUBMIT THE PROPOSAL TO MORE THAN ONE GRANTING BODY AT A TIME
    10/01/11 Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf, fallaf@uqu.edu.sa
  • 7. Make Contact with Funding Organizations
    • Grants available
    • how to apply
    • lists of trustees
    • Members of committees
    • What are the current trends?
    • What are the current limitations and restrictions?
    • What subject areas were awarded funding last year?
    • What are the future plans of the funder?
  • 8.
    • Who are the decision-makers/assessors?
    • What review processes do they follow?
    • What are the deadlines for submission?
    • How long will the process take?
    • What is the proper way to approach them?
    • How many people apply each year and what percentage get grants?
    Make Contact with Funding Organizations 10/01/11 Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf, fallaf@uqu.edu.sa
  • 9.
    • Opportunity for original thinking in the subject
    • Opportunity for progress in the research
    • The potential impact of such progress on other researchers and on the scientific community
    • Suitability of the PI and research team (applicants)
    • The working environment
    What the funding body want to know 10/01/11 Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf, fallaf@uqu.edu.sa
  • 10. THANK YOU 10/01/11 Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf, fallaf@uqu.edu.sa 10/01/11