Friday, August 15, 2014


ISDEV members were willing and ready to learn from CRI Director, Professor Ruslan Rainis (centre). On his left is ISDEV Director, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh.

On 6 August 2014, ISDEV members consisting of ISDEV Director, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh, ISDEV Deputy Director, Dr. Zakaria Bahari, ISDEV lecturers, Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Fatah Che Hamat, Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad, Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi and Dr. Zahri Hamat, as well as Fellows of ISDEV Academic Staff Training Scheme (ASTS) participated in the “Bengkel Penyelidikan ISDEV-CRI” (ISDEV-CRI Research Worskhop). 

Presenting a research grant proposal is a serious affair as pointed by Professor Ruslan Rainis (left)

The workshop was held at the Centre for Research Initiatives (CRI) in Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia and was chaired by the Director of CRI himself, Professor Ruslan Rainis. Among the objectives of this workshop is to guide ISDEV academics especially ISDEV ASTS Fellows who have not much experience in research let alone in preparing a research proposal, on how to be successful in procuring the research grant through a well prepared and written research grant proposal. In achieving this objective, participants were exposed to the various styles of research grant proposal writing, the types of research grants that have the potential to be applied as well as tips and a guide to writing a good research grant proposal.

Wan Norhaniza (2nd from right) was one of the three presenters that day while other ISDEV ASTS Fellows (on Wan Norhaniza's left) such as Murni, Azrin and Azreen were there to get some pointers. 

Meanwhile, three ISDEV ASTS Fellows who had recently completed their PhD studies were given the opportunity to present their respective research grant proposals. They were Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan who presented on Islamic Sustainable Development Index, Shahir Akram Hassan on “Kajian Profile Penyelidikan Falak di Malaysia’ (Profile Studies of Falak Research in Malaysia) and Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi on “Ekonomi Politik Pembangunan Berteraskan Islam di Asia Tenggara” (Political Economy of Islamic-based Development in Southeast Asia). The workshop is deemed as a head-start of their career in their eventual official appointment as ISDEV lecturers. They are fortunate as they get a hands-on experience and direct pointers from Prof. Roslan personally on how best to successfully present a research grant proposal.

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