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  1. 1. How to write successful grant proposal for NPSTI strategic technologies research program<br />Science and Technology<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf<br />Head of Science and Technology Unit<br /><br />Tel/Fax: 5271622 or 5270000 Ext: 4197/4198<br />
  2. 2. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />2<br />Summary<br />Must not exceed one page in length (max. 500 words)<br />It should provide a coherent, clear and concise description of the research activity <br />It should describe the objectives and methods to be adopted <br />Describe the expected broader impacts on development and society<br />It should be informative to other persons working in the same or related fields<br />Understandable to scientifically/technically literate lay readers<br />It should not contain any confidential information<br />No references required<br />Do NOT use abbreviations <br />
  3. 3. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />3<br />INTRODUCTION<br />Approximately 2-3 pages<br />It should provide a brief background to the research proposal<br />Explaining the importance of the research being proposed<br />Scope of work and conditions<br />A description of expected results<br />Mustclearly address the relationship to the priority areas of the Strategic Technologies, its tracks and sub-tracks<br />May or may not include references. Advisable to include references<br />
  4. 4. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />4<br />PROJECT OBJECTIVES<br />It should include a clear statement of the objectives of the research being proposed<br />The objectives should be precisely and clearly defined what is the question that this proposal addresses<br />The significance of expected results<br />It should be coherent, well planned and linked to tangible and measurable deliverables<br />
  5. 5. PROJECT OBJECTIVES<br />02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />5<br />When do you want to achieve the set objectives?<br />Objectives should specify what you want to achieve<br />Can you realistically achieve the objectives with the resources you have?<br />You should be able to measure whether you are meeting the objectives or not<br />Are the objectives you set, achievable and attainable?<br />
  6. 6. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />6<br />LITERATURE REVIEW<br />This section include the background for context and should explain the significance of the research issues involved<br />Details of the state of the art in the research field should be briefly included with references<br />It should clearly identify the gaps in knowledge that the proposed research will address<br />Indicate how it relates to work in progress or in the past by the PI and his team<br />Indicate how it relatesto work in progress elsewhere<br />Applicants should demonstrate awareness of the current state of the art and support their research design with up-to-date references.<br />
  7. 7. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />7<br />DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED WORK<br />Describe in details how the research questions raised by this proposal will be tackled<br />It should outline the general plan of work, including the broad design, methodology and expected outcomes<br />The content of this section should be structured under the following headings: <br />Approach, Tasks and Phases <br />Research Methodology <br />Management Plan <br />Project Deliverables<br />
  8. 8. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />8<br />Approach, Tasks and Phases<br />Details of the approach utilized to achieve each objective of the project should be clarified and illustrated (Form RE -D1-2). <br />Research tasks and activities should be divided into groups of assignments, listed in logical sequence and linked with the project objectives to be achieved (Form RE -D1-3). <br />
  9. 9. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />9<br />Research Methodology<br />Procedures and techniques with explanation why considered the most suitable to the research in question<br />Detailed description of the experiments and measurements<br />Methods to be used in data collection, analysis, and interpretation <br />Limitations, potential pitfalls, constraints and alternative plans that may be adopted in tracking such challenges<br />
  10. 10. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />10<br />Management Plan<br />Indicating how each member of the team would be involved (with durations) in executing specific tasks relating to the project (Form RE -D1-4). <br />Identify and outline the role of collaborators or consultations (if any) <br />Indicate various elements of the intended work plan; with phases, related tasks and outcomes, assignments, responsibilities, and dates of submission of progress and final technical reports as illustrated in (Form RE -D1-5).<br />
  11. 11. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />11<br />Project Deliverables<br />The expected real, tangible and measurable outcomes of the proposed research project. <br />Relationship to the project objectives and linkages with goals of the concerned Strategic Technology Program must be elaborated (Form RE -D1-6). <br />
  12. 12. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />12<br />VALUE TO THE KINGDOM of Saudi Arabia<br />The value of the proposed research project to the Kingdom should be described in detail<br />The relevance to the industrial base in the areas of technology concerned, or to other strategic sectors of the economy<br />A description of potential positive impacts on the economy and society at large as well as likely negative outcomes if any should be as clearly elucidated as possible<br />Benefits for education and training of Saudi students <br />The career development of researchers; etc. may also be outlined here<br />It is worth mentioning in this section the targeted end users<br />The suitable mechanisms for utilization and implementation of the project deliverables<br />
  13. 13. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />13<br />PROJECT EXECUTION<br />Current Resources:<br />Provide information on current or pending funding of the proposed project<br />Equipments and instruments already available at the executing institution should be briefly described<br />Requested Resources: <br />Details of all requested human resources, equipments, materials and consumables<br />Details of transportation facilities and travel arrangements that may be needed in the execution of field work <br />special training required<br />Applicants must give details of all relevant costs<br />
  14. 14. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />14<br />PROJECT EXECUTION<br />Proposed Budget: <br />Fill (Form RE-D1-7) to detail the budget in tabular form including all requested resources for the entire duration of proposed research project. <br />Note that equipment valued at less than SR 10,000 should be included in the materials and consumables section. <br />Budget Justification: <br />A detailed justification of the funding requested in each budget <br />Specify if the equipment and infrastructure to be purchased using requested funds would be used in other research projects<br />
  15. 15. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />15<br />UNDERTAKING OF THE RESEARCH TEAM: (Form RE -D1-8)<br />For e-submission, signatures are not required<br />
  16. 16. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />16<br />REFERENCES<br />References should be cited in the standard style used in scientific/technical publications<br />Links to online versions may be provided together with dates on which the material was accessed<br />Use endnotes or reference manager software<br />
  17. 17. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />17<br />RESUMES<br />Limited to maximum 3 pages<br />Download the CV form from STU home page and fill it in then attached the CV to the end of the research proposal<br />CV for each senior personnel who will be involved in the research project including the PI should be submitted <br />The CV should include information regarding professional preparation, appointments, publications, synergistic activities and collaborators and other affiliations.<br />
  18. 18. 02/11/1432<br />Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,<br />18<br />THANK YOU<br />02/11/1432<br />18<br />