October 11, 2012, by Graham Kendall

MOHE Workshop (17 Oct 2012)

We are organising a workshop on the 17 Oct. This is an important event for two reasons.

  1. This workshop is being used to register your interest to submit a xRGS grant. We are keen to give ourselves enough time this year to ensure that we submit as many high quality proposals as possible. This workshop is the first stage of that process whereby you register your interest in submitting a proposal and then we can work with you to develop the proposal over the coming months.
  2. We have a talk by Professor Emeritus Dato V. Navaratnam on MOHE grant applications (FRGS, ERGS, PRGS and LRGS). This is an important talk as Professor Navaratnam chairs the MOHE panel so not only will he provide a lot of useful informaton but will also be available for questions and answers.

If you intend to submit an xRGS proposal in the coming round it is important that you engage with this workshop and register your interest in submitting a proposal.

Professor Andy Chan is organising the event and you should email him to register.

Here are the emails that Andy sent recently

Email 1

Dear all

On behalf of the Research Strategies Committee, I am pleased to inform you that we are organising a MOHE-Grantsmanship Workshop on the 17th October 2012. It will be a full-day event.

We are very privileged to have invited Professor Emeritus Dato Dr. V. Navaratnam, Adviser of HEI Planning and Excellence MOHE to speak to us on strategies in applying various MOHE (FRGS, ERGS, PRGS and LRGS) grants. He is also the Senior Professor in Clinical Pharmacology and Addiction Studies at the National Center for Drug Research in Universiti Sains Malaysia. He will also discuss with us the landscape of research and development in Malaysia and fundings by MOHE.

We would also like to use this opportunity to serve as a platform for our academic staff to show their expression of intent (EOI) on the upcoming FRGS / ERGS applications. Using the workshop as a starting point, participants will spend the next two months to prepare their proposal under good guidance, and we shall also have sufficient time to conduct a more thorough review. The workshop also presents an important opportunity for all participants to present and share their initial ideas of their xRGS proposal(s) for comments and critiques, which hopefully can increase our chance of success.

In this regard, we encourage all academic staffs, especially those intending to submit an xRGS research grant, to participate in the workshop. Fazlina will send out a registration form in due course. All research students are also welcomed to join.

The following is the tentative programme of the day:

  • 9:30: Registration
  • 9:45: Opening by Professor Graham Kendall
  • 10:00: Talk by Professor Emeritus Dato V. Navaratnam on ‘MOHE grant applications (FRGS, ERGS, PRGS and LRGS)’
  • 10:45: Tea break
  • 11:15: Panel discussion with Professor Emeritus Dato V. Navaratnam on MOHE grants
  • 12:00: Lunch
  • 2:00: Talk by Professor Andy Chan on Basic Grantsmanship plus panel discussions
  • 2:45: Tea break
  • 3:15: Break-out groups to discuss / comment / critique grant applications.
  • 4:30: Submission of EOI on upcoming xRGS applications
  • 4:45: End

Should you have any queries, please let me know

Thanks and see you on the 17th


Email 2

Dear all

Firstly, I would like to inform you the MOHE Workshop will be held in GREAT HALL on the 17th October.

Secondly, for various reasons, especially catering, I would like you to indicate your participation by replying this email. Please click on the VOTING button above to indicate whether you are attending the event. Even if you choose to attend only the morning or afternoon session, please reply and indicate this on the email.

Thirdly, as mentioned, there will be a critique session for your upcoming proposal preparation. It will be extremely helpful and useful if you can include in the reply-email the TENTATIVE TITLE OF YOUR PROJECT PROPOSAL, so that we can organise the group discussion properly. This also gives the Research Strategy Committee an indication of the number of proposals to be submitted in the coming round. Obviously research students who wishes to come for the workshop can ignore this.

I understand that many of you have teaching duties to attend to on a Wednesday, but I do wish you make time to come for the workshop, especially to support collegially our research activities.

I would appreciate if you could reply before this FRIDAY 12th October 2012.

Thank you and RSVP


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