Under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini, President of the University, and Prof. Dr. Ayman Saleh, Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Research, The Scholarship Welfare Office at Ain Shams University organized a seminar entitled “Advancement Skills for Postdoctoral Research Grants from International Organizations” via video conference technology using the Zoom application, at 12:00 noon on Monday corresponding to the third of May.
The symposium was hosted by Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Wahed, Head of the Virus Laboratory at the Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary Public Health at the University of Leipzig, Germany. It is worth noting that d. Ahmed Abdel Wahid is a member of the German Alliance for Global Health Research and the German Society of Tropical Medicine, as well as a member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. In 2013, Dr. Abdul Wahid was awarded the Young Researchers Award from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Public Health for establishing a mobile laboratory for the rapid detection of hemorrhagic fever viruses in poor places.
The symposium comes within the framework of Ain Shams University’s keenness to develop the skills of faculty members in the field of scientific research with the aim of achieving university leadership among local and international universities. Dr. Abdullah Sami – General Supervisor of the Envoys Care Office at Ain Shams University – commented on the symposium, saying that continuing to develop the capabilities of faculty members and their experiences in the university’s faculties and institutes is one of the priorities of the university in order to become a strong competitor at the international level. The Ph.D. opens wide horizons for the completion of the scientific research process in cooperation with professors and specialists from the best universities in the world, which contributes to building a fertile environment that allows for global research cooperation, and paves the way for the people of Ain Shams University to participate with their counterparts in all fields around the world in joint international research projects in addition to teaching In the best universities in the world.
The symposium dealt with two important topics. The first is writing a CV and the methods of preparing it to apply for post-doctoral research grants in Germany, as the symposium dealt with some important points that must be taken into account when applying for these grants, including, for example, the need for the applicant to accurately highlight his previous achievements. The symposium also shed light on some specialized sites that can be used to prepare progress papers in a professional manner that European universities and institutes accept. As for the second topic, it deals with the method of writing research proposals for post-doctoral research grants and the most important points that the applicant can focus on in order to write well to obtain the scholarship successfully. The symposium also reviewed the most important institutions offering postdoctoral research grants in Germany and their conditions. At the end of the seminar, Dr. Abdullah Sami – General Supervisor of the Office of Envoys Care at Ain Shams University – discussed some important questions related to the postdoctoral research grants that were asked by the faculty members at Ain Shams University and representatives of different sectors within the university. Dr. Sami also shed light on the various programs offered by the Envoys Care Office at Ain Shams University as part of the university’s strategy to advance education and scientific research in the region and the world under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Metini and Prof. Dr. Ayman Saleh, Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Research.
It is worth noting that the Scholarship Welfare Office at Ain Shams University achieves the vision of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, which aims to maximize the benefit from the expertise of the envoys at the university and community level by helping to integrate the returning cadres and ensuring the university’s active participation in the annual plan of scholarships and joint delegation programs.