A well-defined research proposal includes the proper presentation of a detailed description of a the proposed project, explains its importance and outlines the processes that will be undertaken in order to achieve its objectives. A grant proposal aims to apply for funding for the research. Submission of well-written research proposals is essential to acquire funds for the smooth execution of proposed research. This one-day symposium aims to create research proposal writing skills among the faculties, research scholars and industrial personnel. The symposium aims to cover the diverse elements of Research and Grant Proposal writing in an interactive and participative manner


1) Importance of writing a research proposal, idea generation, choosing a research topic.(Idea generation, choosing a research topic)

2) Basic structure of a research proposal. (Component of a proposal, stating a research problem, developing hypothesis, conducting a literature review, theoretical framework, preparing methodology, data analysis plan)

3) Grant proposal writing. (Difference between research proposal and grant proposal,components of a proposal, creating Gantt chart for a research project, preparing a budget, acknowledging limitations, discussion of possible outcomes, biographical sketch, references and appendices)

4) Finding a suitable funding agency. (Process of application, review process, additional regulatory requirements)


There are various funding opportunities in every domain of science and technology for which funding agencies call for research proposals. Each time they receive proposals but only a few well-written grants qualify for the funding. Grant writing is a skill that needs to be addressed and developed among the faculties and researchers as it makes a big difference whether a proposal will get selected or rejected. No such event or conference has been organized by any institute in and around Saurashtra region for the last two years. Thus this symposium has a lot of importance in order to address this issue and create awareness among academicians and researchers of our as well as nearby institutes so that they can obtain funding from granting authorities.

Organized by:

School of Science,RK University,Rajkot


  • Postgraduate students
  • MPhil students
  • PhD students
  • Professionals
  • Faculty pursuing Research or practice OR
  • Any person with basic understanding and interest in research.

Registration Details

Registration fees: Rs.500


Venue Details

National Symposium on Research Proposal Drafting and Funding opportunities

Dept. of Microbiology, School of Science, RK University, Kasturbadham, Rajkot-360020

Date : 14th September, 2019 (Saturday)

For More Details and Support.

Dr. Vijay Kumar
Associate professor,
Head, Department of Microbiology,
School of science,
RK Univeristy,
Mobile: 9468190322 (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)/ 9729763402 (6:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
Email: vijay.kumar@rku.ac.in