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IIUI holds workshop on funding research

Islamabad: A workshop titled “Funding your research: A workshop on writing winning proposal” was organized by the Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI)

Worthy President IIUI, Dr. HathalHomoudAlotaibi was the chief guest of this workshop who appreciated the efforts of the offices of Vice President Research and Enterprise (R&E) and ORIC, saying that research is the top priority and such activities are necessary. He said we are working to make both research and academic excellence basic recognitions of this university. He opined that finding opportunities for research and finally clinching this hunt needs training and guidance and this activity is a constructive step in this regard. He stressed upon the university researchers to remain updated about the requirements of contemporary research funding as it will help in bringing more research funding to the institution as well as it will also be a prime source of improvement in university rankings.

Dr. Hammad Omer, a common wealth scholar and Dr. Farida Anjum, Director Research and Innovation Division of Higher Education Commission delivered lectures on the opportunities available for funding with Higher Education Commission and other national, International organizations. They discussed in detail about the procedures and guidelines to win various projects and funding.

Dr. Hammad Omer talked about Writing Winning Proposals and highlighted the essentials of research proposal, common pitfalls to avoid, improvement stages and techniques during a writing and before the submission. Moreover, he presented A Case Study: Self Experience of his research titled: "How Holy Quran Memorization Affects Our Memory" which was appreciated by the audience.

Dr. Farida Anjum, Director (Research & Innovation Division) HEC enlightened about the Funding Opportunities in this regard, she presented a comprehensive information about HEC Competitive Research Grants and Evaluation Criteria.

The participants got enough knowledge on the subject and they hope from ORIC to arrange similar workshops/activities in future.

Dr. Ahmed Shuja Syed, Vice President Research and Enterprise Prof. Dr. Ahmed Shuja Syed, VP (R&E) expressed the gratitude to the worthy President for his continuous support for uplifting the Research-based activities at IIUI. He informed that the office of Research & Enterprise has planned such activities to train IIU young researchers. He encouraged the participants to engage themselves and utilize their abilities and expertise in the fields of research, innovation and commercialization. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Amir, Director ORIC briefed about the establishment of ORIC Forum which initiated its activities under the patronage of the Vice President (Research & Enterprise).

The workshop was attended by the 60 nominated faculty members and researchers of all faculties, institutes, academies and centers of IIUI and around 18 representatives of different universities/higher education institutions participated online. At the end souvenirs were presented to the respected resource person by VP (R&E).