November 8, 2012, by Graham Kendall

MOSTI Workshop (21st November 2012)

The following email was sent by Nash a few days ago.

Dear all

Some of you might be aware that the second in a series of research workshops organised by the Research Strategy Committee would take place on Wednesday, 21 November. The theme for this workshop focuses on  Ministry of Science Innovation and Industry  (MOSTI) Research Grants.  We have planned what is hoped to be an exciting and rewarding experience for the day. The event would be in two parts:  Part I of the workshop would involve talks by key personnel from MOSTI, who would give insights on ‘Malaysia Research Priorities’; ‘Evaluation Guidelines on MOSTI Grants’ and ‘Research Project Management’. That should take us to lunch.

Part II would focus on Case Studies by participants on archived MOSTI e-Science applications. This would provide a unique opportunity to participants not only to critique grant submissions but also learn some pointers on common errors we often make during write-ups and what might constitute a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ proposal.

As such, you are cordially invited to the MOSTI workshop on 21 November. The tentative program is as below. It is hoped that as many of you are able to attend both Parts of the event or at least one.

Please use the vote button at the top-left corner of your screen to confirm your attendance and feel free to revert to me should you require any clarifications.

Many thanks & best wishes.


Part I

  • 9:00-9:30: Registration/Tea
  •  9:45-10:00: Welcome/Opening remarks by Professor Graham Kendall
  • 10:00-11:00: Roles of National Science and Research Council and the Focus of National Research Priorities by Dr Vilasini Pillai, Head of National Science and Research Council Malaysia
  • 11:00-12:00: Evaluation Guidelines of R, D&C Funds under MOSTI by Encik Suhaimi Hamzah, Deputy Under  Secretary, Funding Section, MOSTI
  • 12:00- 1:00: Project Monitoring-Issues and Challenges-Case Studies by Dr Mohamad Zaihirain Mohamed Rasin, Director General, Centre for Technology Commercialisation, Technology Park Malaysia.
  •  1:00-2:00: Lunch

Part II

  • 2:00-4:30: Case Studies on MOSTI e-Science applications
  •  4:30: Concluding Remarks/Close by Professor Graham Kendall

This workshop is a follow up to the recent MOHE one we held, with the aim being to improve the quality and number of proposals we submit as well as working in a more timely way.


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