November 22, 2012, by Graham Kendall
MOSTI Workshop: Report
The MOSTI workshop, organised by Nash and his team took place on the 21st Nov.
We were fortunate enough to have three guest speakers:
- 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 (You can download the slides from here: NSRC Workshop)
- Evaluation Guidelines of R, D&C Funds under MOSTI by Mohammad Faizal Abdul Rahim, Principal Assistant Secretary,Fund Section,Planning Division, MOSTI (You can download the slides from here: MOSTI Faizal 21Nov2012)
- Project Monitoring-Issues and Challenges-Case Studies by Ms Kamsina Abdullah, Assistant Manager, Centre for Technology Commercialisation (CTC),Technology Park Malaysia Corporation Sdn Bhd (TPM) (You can download the slides from here: TPM Kamsina 21Nov2012)
If you are thinking of submitting a MOSTI proposal I would STRONGLY recommend that you take a look at these slides, and if you are not thinking of submitting a proposal I STRONGLY recommend that you do!
The presentations were followed by a workshop where delegates were given the opportunity to develop their own research ideas/proposals.
The idea of these workshops are to enable UNMC academics to develop, submit and (hopefully) get funded high quality research proposals that address the needs of the funding agencies, as well as of Malaysia.
Of course, your proposals must also address your own research interests, and capture your own area of expertise, but we hope that these workshops (and one more is being planned this year) will help you find the best way to present your research to give it the best chance possible of it being funded.
We will be following up on this workshop but we hope that it has enabled you to develop more focused, and higher quality, proposals.
Finally, can I think Nash, and all his team for organising this workshop. Many of you will know how much time and effort goes into planning these events and this event was very well planned and run.
Some picture from the event are shown below.