Seminar "International Research Funding: Where and How to Make a Winning Proposal"

Universitas Indonesia (UI) is a modern, comprehensive, open-minded, multi-culture, and humanism campus that covers wide arrays of scientific disciplines. UI simultaneously strives to be one of the leading research universities and the most outstanding academic institution in the world. As a world class research university, UI seeks to achieve the highest level of distinction in the discovery, developing and diffusion of advance knowledge regionally and globally. University of Indonesia (UI) has a vision to become a world class research university. Attempts to realize the UI into a world class university is not easy. One of the key is by using not only fund provided by the university itself, but also by increasing the number and quality of research funded by external bodies. Based on UI’s Strategic Planning for 2007-2012, beside basic research, UI attempts to enhance applied research programs with interdisciplinary approach as the priority which are directed to improve the quality of life, community livelihoods and poverty alleviation.

In order to meet these objectives, UI through Directorate of Research and Community Services (DRPM UI; Direktorat Riset dan Pengabdian Masyarakat Universitas Indonesia) provide grants for research annually to fund high quality researches in UI. Beside this internal fund, DRPM UI encourages all faculty members and its researchers to collaborate with other institutions and make the most of available research fund by international institution. It is important for faculty members and researchers in UI to understand the rationale behind research fund provided by international institutions, whether they fit with UI’s objectives, and how best to prepare a winning proposal for each grant scheme. For this reason, DRPM UI plan to conduct a one day seminar on “International Research Funding: Where and How to Make a Winning Proposal”.

1.    To provide information of research grants provided by international institutions.
2.    To provide information on the common mistakes in proposal for research fund.
3.    To provide tips on how to make a winning proposal.

Time and Venue
Training will be held on December 14th, 2011, at  Tower B 5th floor, Library University of Indonesia, Depot – West Java, 16424

1.    Session I “Understand the rationale behind a research grant program”
During this session, the three speakers will speak about the research grant scheme provided by their institutions and the rationale behind the provision and the target expected to be achieved by the program. Each speaker has a maximum of 30 minutes to speak. At the end of the session, a 30 minutes question and answer time is provided for the participants.
2.    Session II “Make a winning research proposal”
What makes a proposal unique? What are the common mistakes made by researchers in their proposal? Why a proposal was accepted to be funded and why the others were not? These questions are expected to be answered during this session. The speaker is a person who has experience in managing the selection process in a research grant provision.
3.    Session III “Sharing experience in obtaining an international research fund”
Speakers in this session are expected to share their experience in gaining a research fund. There will be three speakers talking during this session