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Workshop on research proposal writing skills

January 17, 2013

KARACHI, Jan 17: A two-day workshop on project formulation was held at Karachi University on Thursday.

The chairman of the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Dr Manzoor H. Soomro, inaugurated the workshop.

According to organisers, the meeting was held with a view to increasing the research proposal writing skills of scientists working in different public sector universities and research and development organisations in Karachi.

Speaking on the occasion, Karachi University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Qaiser urged participants to take full advantage of the workshop and learn valuable techniques of formulating the quality project proposals.

PSF chairman Dr Manzoor H. Soomro explained the role of the PSF and asked the participants to take guidance from the PSF experts and speakers in formulating fund-winning quality proposals.

He added that quality of research needed to be on a par with international standards and it could only be possible if researchers concentrated on the problem-solving approach.

Earlier Natural Sciences Linkages Programme (NSLP) principal scientific officer Dr Mirza Habib Ali explained the role of the PSF for promotion of science and technology in the country.

He said that the workshop was aimed at to train researchers in good proposal writing, create awareness of PSF-NSLP funding process and procedures and encourage scientists to prepare need-based research proposal within the NSLP priority areas.

“The workshop will prove to be a great success as it is being attended by researchers hailing from different universities and research institutes from Karachi,” it was said.

Scientists are being trained on different aspects of writing a good quality research proposal by researchers Dr Kazi Suleman Memon, coordinator projects and programme, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, and Dr Mohammed Afzal, retired director general, PASTIC, Islamabad.—APP