Proposal Writing - GERLS
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Mar 28, 2013 9:00am–5:00pm
Organized by: DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service)
Venue: DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service)
Address: 11 El Saleh Ayoub st., Zamalek
Admission: by registration
Event Language: English

This course introduces the principles of scientific proposal writing techniques and targets PhD candidates aiming to apply for the German-Egyptian Longterm Scholarship (GERLS). 


The course is led by Mr. Mohammed Taha


Places are limited and candidates are kindly asked to register by March 17th, 2013. To download the registration form and for more information visit:


Candidates learn how to locate relevant, reliable and recent sources in an academic way. They identify research questions. They academically synthesize, record, and organize findings out of pilot studies and out of literature review work as well. They read, analyze and critique examples of different scientific research studies based on the research questions asked and the methodology used. They 
learn how to choose the research design and how to take methodological decisions concerning their proposals.


Learning Outcome

Given an area of interest, graduate candidates will be able to revise their review 
of the literature.
 Narrow down the topic of given research 
 Identify & Evaluate relevant sources for the research using both the library 
and the internet 
 Cite sources using an appropriate academic format 
 Synthesize & organize the different parts of a given proposal Academically
 Define & formulate the research problem 
 Define the constructs and the variables of the proposed study 
 Take methodological decisions regarding research design based on research questions/ hypothesis without breaching the code of ethics 
 Adopt, adapt, or design an instrument for data collection 
 Take data analysis decisions based on the research design 


Mohamed Taha is a lecturer in the GUC and a visiting lecturer for Academic writing skills in DHBW. He delivers different academic and business related training modules in AUC, GTZ, and DAAD.