The most difficult problem in attracting and securing research grants or funds from donor agencies is the inability of researchers and research institutions to present acceptable proposals. Funding agencies and research and development (R&D) stakeholders usually require comprehensive proposals with a clear and concise problem statement and objectives, a methodical approach to the study as well as the cost implications. Proposal writing requires special skills and experiences for any researcher to be able to develop a proper perspective on the research project.
The workshop aims at providing participants with necessary skills and techniques for writing, presenting and defending both technical and financial proposals.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define a research problem
- Discuss the elements of proposal writing
- Select appropriate research methodology
- Develop optimal research budget and work plan
- Apply the basic steps involved in proposal writing to produce a good research proposal.
The workshop is designed for Research Development Officers, Trainers, and Lecturers in tertiary institutions. Staff directly involved in data management, research, planning and statistics, and those involved in preparation and assessment of research proposals. Persons engage in research activities for planning, policies, programmes and projects; research professionals in the various sector of the economy.
E. A. Akonti