Knowledge E and ADEC provide Grant Writing Workshops at Zayed University


January 17, 2016

Knowledge E produced 2 workshops for Zayed University on “Successful Research Grant Proposal Writing” on both campuses last week.

Speaker Martina Newell-McGloughlin, Research Division Manager at Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and internationally renowned researcher, grant writer and reviewer delivered an informative and articulate session after which she said: “I am pleased to have engaged directly with Zayed University’s research community to support their drive to ensuring high quality grant proposals.”

The second workshop was given by Philip Purnell, Research Director at Knowledge E. In total, the two workshops attracted over 120 faculty members. Zayed University was pleased to have hosted workshops on this important topic as they gave the faculty valuable insight into the workings of the grant review process that will help to further improve grant proposals going forward.

Zayed University – inspired by the vision of founder of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, encourages and supports faculty to participate in an active research agenda, including the annual Research Incentive Fund Grants (RIF), The Provost’s Research Fellowship Awards and a range of competitive funding opportunities offered by external organizations.

Abu Dhabi Education Council – Chaired by H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.

Knowledge E – founded in 2012, provides information-based services to universities, research institutions, funding councils, libraries and other stakeholders in the development of knowledge economies in UAE, the wider Middle East and all countries that seek to enhance knowledge and learning systems for the enhancement of their societies.