Proposal Writing

SGS 901: ICT & RESEARCH METHODS 
 


MODULE: Proposal Writing

by

Prof. Ibisime Etela, (PhD, RAS)

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture

&

Member, Africa Centre of Excellence in Oilfield Chemicals Research (CEFOR)

University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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Pre-Lecture Questionnaire 1. Have you taken a formal course on proposal writing before? (Yes / No)

2. If your response to Question 1 is Yes, 2(a) When was the course? ……………………………… (dd/mm/yyyy) 2(b) Who was (were) the organizer(s)? ………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………….

3. What is your area of strength in proposal writing? …………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………

4. What is your area of weakness in proposal writing? ……………………. …………………………………………………………………………………….

5. Have you secured grant/fellowship/scholarship before? (Yes / No)

6. If yes, please, provide year, name of award and funding body/agency ……………………………………………………………………………………

7. What is your expectation(s) from this module on proposal writing? …………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………

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IARD & CEFOR, UniPortFood for Thought

“You are either

Running with a VISION

or

Going on a MISSION

or

Burning with a PASSION

in life.

But, if you do not belong to any of these then, life for you will or is reduced to a burden”

Dr. David Oyedepo

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INTRODUCTION

❑ Learning is a tool for capacity building

❑ Experiential learning enhances capacity

❑ However, experiential learning takes a lot of time, energy and other resources (infrastructure; equipment, etc)

❑ Grantseeking is an annual business conglomerate worth multitrillion naira. What is your share?

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PURPOSE OF PRESENTATION

✓ Create awareness for potential experts of proposal writing

✓ Make you interested and well-mobilized for seeking

grants ✓ Help you become active members of, at least, one

functional research team or the other ✓ Establish a reformed UniPort postgraduate

programme where grantsmanship is a practice, routine and even a culture or lifestyle

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LECTURE STRUCTURE

○ The art of proposal writing (Part I)

○ Creating logframe and project budget (Part II)

○ Approach for project implementation (Part III)

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

○ Capacity to outline a research or project proposal

○ Enable participants prepare preliminary proposals

○ Participants draft fundable proposals

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