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1 Science and Technology Unit Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf Head of Science and Technology Unit Tel/Fax: or Ext: 4197/4198 Available Funding for Research and Factors that Make for Success

2 15/07/1436Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf, Contents  What Funding is Available  Why Filling in a Research Grant Proposal  Factors that Make for Success  What the Funding Body Wants to Know

3 15/07/1436Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf, What Funding is Available  Consult research office, colleagues, websites and reference books 1. Travel grant 2. Annual Research Program (Small and Large Research Grant) 3. National Programs 4. Developmental Research Grants Programs 5. Graduate Student Research Program 6. Innovation Grants Program  Organizers of scientific conference and congress  Scientific associations and societies  Governmental departments  Business and industry  Charitable trusts and foundations

4 15/07/1436Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf, Charitable Trusts and Foundations  King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)  Almarai prize for scientific innovation  King Abdullah International Center for Medical Research  Islamic Development Bank  The King Faisal Foundation  Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF)  Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research  World Health Organization (WHO)  United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Org. (UNESCO)

5 15/07/1436Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf, 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

6 15/07/1436Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf, 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

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 15/07/1436Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,  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

9 15/07/1436Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf,  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 15/07/1436Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf, THANK YOU


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