Workshop on Preparing Research Proposals


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One of the major responsibilities of faculty of a uni-versity is conduct of high-quality research, in addition to training leaders of tomorrow. It is a well-established fact that universities on the forefront of research and the dissemination of research results, rank higher as compared to those, which lag in these activities. The starting point of a research activity is the preparation of a strong proposal, which could win a grant. A Workshop on Preparing Research Proposals was organized by Office of Dean, Faculty of Sciences, University of Karachi on Saturday, August 16, 2008. Eighty faculty members from various Departments, Institutes and Centers of Faculty of Science attended the Workshop. Professor Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Dean, Faculty of Science, in her opening remarks, emphasized the importance of preparing good research proposals.   

proposals. Professor Dr. Muhammed Ajmal Khan of Department of Botany briefed the audience on choosing a topic for preparing a proposal. According to Professor Khan, the topic should be concise, matter of fact and realistically state the nature and the scope of work to be performed. Cöordinator of the Workshop, Professor Dr. Syed Arif Kamal of Department of Mathematics elaborated technical aspects and showed template for preparing proposals as well as samples of proposals, which won grants. Professor Dr. Abdul Malik of HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry discussed the factors, which are considered while evaluating proposals. The participants asked a number of questions regarding source of funding agencies, factors, which influence decision and protect-

Professor Malik

 

the award decision and protecting their ideas from misuse. It was decided to hold a follow-up-extended  workshop, in which the participants would get a chance to write proposals, which could be scrutinized during the session. Dr. Zareen Ayub of Center of Excellence in Marine Biology gave the concluding remarks. The participants were provided notes of workshop.
Program of the Workshop PDF

 

Resources
Template for Dean’s Research Grant FY 2007-8 Word
Template for Dean’s Research Grant FY 2007-8 PDF
Handling Industrial Projects
Template for Industrial Proposals PDF

 


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