Science and Technology Unitwww.uqu.edu.sa/stuDr. Faisal Al-AllafHead of Science and Technology Unitstuadmin@uqu.edu.saTel/...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa2Contents What Funding is Available Why Filling in a Research GrantPropos...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa3What Funding is Available Consult research office, colleagues, websites a...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa4Charitable Trusts andFoundations King Abdulaziz City for Science and Tech...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa5Why Filling in a Research GrantProposal Funding is important NOT just bec...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa6Factors that Make forSuccess Careful investigation of what funding is ava...
Make Contact with FundingOrganizations Grants available how to apply lists of trustees Members of committees What are...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa8 Who are the decision-makers/assessors? What review processes do they fo...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa9 Opportunity for original thinking in the subject Opportunity for progre...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa10Filling in LTNPSTI researchproposal application form
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa11Summary Must not exceed one page in length (max. 500 words) It should p...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa12INTRODUCTION Approximately 2-3 pages It should provide a brief backgrou...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa13PROJECT OBJECTIVES It should include a clear statement of the objectives...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa14LITERATURE REVIEW This section include the background for context and sh...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa15DESCRIPTION OF THEPROPOSED WORK Describe in details how the research que...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa16Approach, tasks and phases Details of the approach utilized to achieve e...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa17Research methodology Procedures and techniques with explanation whyconsi...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa18Management Plan Indicating how each member of the team would beinvolved ...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa19Project Deliverables The expected real, tangible and measurableoutcomes ...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa20VALUE TO THE KINGDOM ofSaudi Arabia The value of the proposed research p...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa21PROJECT EXECUTIONCurrent Resources: Provide information on current or pe...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa22PROJECT EXECUTIONProposed Budget: Fill (Form RE-D1-7) to detail the budg...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa23UNDERTAKING OF THE RESEARCHTEAM: (Form RE -D1-8) For e-submission, signa...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa24REFERENCES References should be cited in the standard style used inscien...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa25RESUMES Limited to maximum 3 pages Download the CV form from STU home p...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa26Editing Service Optional and you must submit the file 4 week before thed...
١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa27Electronic uploading of theresearch proposal Electronic submissionhttp:/...
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  1. 1. Science and Technology Unitwww.uqu.edu.sa/stuDr. Faisal Al-AllafHead of Science and Technology Unitstuadmin@uqu.edu.saTel/Fax: 5271622 or 5270000 Ext: 4197/4198How to write successful grantapplication for LTNPSTI
  2. 2. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa2Contents What Funding is Available Why Filling in a Research GrantProposal Factors that Make for Success What the Funding Body Wants toKnow Filling in LTNPSTI research proposalapplication form RESUMES Editing service Electronic uploading of the researchproposal
  3. 3. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa3What Funding is Available Consult research office, colleagues, websites and reference books1. Travel grant2. Annual Research Program (Small and Large Research Grant)3. National Programs4. Developmental Research Grants Programs5. Graduate Student Research Program6. Innovation Grants Program Organizers of scientific conference and congress Scientific associations and societies Governmental departments Business and industry Charitable trusts and foundations
  4. 4. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa4Charitable Trusts andFoundations King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)http://grants.kacst.edu.sa/menu/ProgramsDefinition.aspx Almarai prize for scientific innovationhttp://www.kacst.edu.sa/ar/sites/almaraiprize/prize.aspx King Abdullah International Center for Medical Researchhttp://www.kaimrc.med.sa/ Islamic Development Bankhttp://www.isdb.org/irj/portal/anonymous?NavigationTarget=navurl://5ffaebd539e6818daffef7bff9d770cb The King Faisal Foundationhttp://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 Researchhttp://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
  5. 5. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa5Why Filling in a Research GrantProposal Funding is important NOT just because of the financialsupport 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
  6. 6. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa6Factors that Make forSuccess Careful investigation of what funding is available Which funding organizations Preliminary contact with funding organizations Writing an application which communicates yourintentions clearly Learning from your mistakes and trying again ifnecessary DO NOT SUBMIT THE PROPOSAL TO MORE THANONE GRANTING BODY AT A TIME
  7. 7. Make Contact with FundingOrganizations 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. 8. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa8 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 whatpercentage get grants?Make Contact with FundingOrganizations
  9. 9. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa9 Opportunity for original thinking in the subject Opportunity for progress in the research The potential impact of such progress on otherresearchers and on the scientific community Suitability of the PI and research team (applicants) The working environmentWhat the funding body wantto know
  10. 10. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa10Filling in LTNPSTI researchproposal application form
  11. 11. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa11Summary Must not exceed one page in length (max. 500 words) It should provide a coherent, clear and concise description of theresearch activity It should describe the objectives and methods to be adopted Describe the expected broader impacts on development and society It should be informative to other persons working in the same orrelated fields Understandable to scientifically/technically literate lay readers It should not contain any confidential information No references required Do NOT use abbreviations
  12. 12. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa12INTRODUCTION Approximately 2-3 pages It should provide a brief background to the research proposal Explaining the importance of the research being proposed Scope of work and conditions A description of expected results Must clearly address the relationship to the priority areas of theStrategic Technologies, its tracks and sub-tracks May or may not include references
  13. 13. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa13PROJECT OBJECTIVES It should include a clear statement of the objectives of the researchbeing proposed The objectives should be precisely and clearly defined what isthe question that this proposal addresses The significance of expected results It should be coherent, well planned and linked to tangible andmeasurable deliverables
  14. 14. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa14LITERATURE REVIEW This section include the background for context and should explainthe significance of the research issues involved. Details of the state of the art in the research field should be brieflyincluded with references It should clearly identify the gaps in knowledge that the proposedresearch will address Indicate how it relates to work in progress or in the past by the PIand his team, and to work in progress elsewhere Applicants should demonstrate awareness of the current stateof the art and support their research design with up-to-datereferences.
  15. 15. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa15DESCRIPTION OF THEPROPOSED WORK Describe in details how the research questions raised by thisproposal will be tackled It should outline the general plan of work, including the broaddesign, methodology and expected outcomes The content of this section should be structured under the followingheadings: Approach, tasks and phases Research methodology Management Plan Project Deliverables
  16. 16. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa16Approach, tasks and phases Details of the approach utilized to achieve each objectiveof the project should be clarified and illustrated (Form RE-D1-2). Research tasks and activities should be divided intogroups of assignments, listed in logical sequence andlinked with the project objectives to be achieved (FormRE -D1-3).
  17. 17. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa17Research methodology Procedures and techniques with explanation whyconsidered the most suitable to the research in question Detailed description of the experiments andmeasurements Methods to be used in data collection, analysis, andinterpretation Limitations, potential pitfalls, constraints andalternative plans that may be adopted in tracking suchchallenges
  18. 18. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa18Management Plan Indicating how each member of the team would beinvolved (with durations) in executing specific tasksrelating to the project (Form RE -D1-4). Identify and outline the role of collaborators orconsultations (if any) Indicate various elements of the intended work plan; withphases, related tasks and outcomes, assignments,responsibilities, and dates of submission ofprogress and final technical reports as illustrated in(Form RE -D1-5).
  19. 19. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa19Project Deliverables The expected real, tangible and measurableoutcomes of the proposed research project. Relationship to the project objectives and linkages withgoals of the concerned Strategic Technology Programmust be elaborated (Form RE -D1-6).
  20. 20. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa20VALUE TO THE KINGDOM ofSaudi Arabia The value of the proposed research project to the Kingdom shouldbe described in detail The relevance to the industrial base in the areas of technologyconcerned, or to other strategic sectors of the economy A description of potential positive impacts on the economy andsociety at large as well as likely negative outcomes if any should beas clearly elucidated as possible Benefits for education and training of Saudi students The career development of researchers; etc. may also be outlinedhere It is worth mentioning in this section the targeted end users The suitable mechanisms for utilization and implementation of theproject deliverables
  21. 21. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa21PROJECT EXECUTIONCurrent Resources: Provide information on current or pending funding of the proposedproject Equipments and instruments already available at the executinginstitution should be briefly describedRequested Resources: Details of all requested human resources, equipments, materialsand consumables Details of transportation facilities and travel arrangements that maybe needed in the execution of field work special training required Applicants must give details of all relevant costs
  22. 22. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa22PROJECT EXECUTIONProposed Budget: Fill (Form RE-D1-7) to detail the budget in tabular form including allrequested resources for the entire duration of proposed researchproject. Note that equipment valued at less than SR 10,000 should beincluded in the materials and consumables section.Budget Justification: A detailed justification of the funding requested in each budget Specify if the equipment and infrastructure to be purchased usingrequested funds would be used in other research projects
  23. 23. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa23UNDERTAKING OF THE RESEARCHTEAM: (Form RE -D1-8) For e-submission, signatures are notrequired
  24. 24. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa24REFERENCES References should be cited in the standard style used inscientific/technical publications Links to online versions may be provided together withdates on which the material was accessed Use endnotes or reference manager software
  25. 25. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa25RESUMES Limited to maximum 3 pages Download the CV form from STU home page and fill it inthen attached the CV to the end of the research proposal CV for each senior personnel who will be involved in theresearch project including the PI should be submitted The CV should include information regardingprofessional preparation, appointments, publications,synergistic activities and collaborators and otheraffiliations.
  26. 26. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa26Editing Service Optional and you must submit the file 4 week before thedeadline The research proposal which require editing must besubmitted in word format
  27. 27. ١٤٣٤/٠٨/٨ Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,fallaf@uqu.edu.sa27Electronic uploading of theresearch proposal Electronic submissionhttp://uqu.edu.sa/research_forms/ Attach all CVs to the end of the proposal Zip files then upload Files must be in pdf format or in word format (if you need editing) Read the check list carefully, if everything is ok, sign andsubmit If you did NOT receive a massage of acknowledgment,send the files by email to stuadmin@uqu.edu.sa
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