From Monday, June 6 till Wednesday, June 8, a three-day Grant Writing Workshop was organized by the Higher Education Capacity Development Program (HECD) and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Five representatives from Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) participated in the workshop: Dr. Jessy El Hayek, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences (FNHS), Ms. Karla Sfeir, Head of the Department of Career and Placement, Ms. Sandra El Khoury Souhaid, Officer at the Department of Career and Placement, Ms. Rania Najem, Senior Officer, Office of International Relations and Office of Grants, and Ms. Theresa Bassil Bou Zgheib, Officer at the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS).
The event took place in Baabda on the campus of the Antonine University, one of ten universities taking part in the HECD program. The workshop was conducted by the Director of the Learning Systems Institute (LSI) and grant expert at Florida State University (FSU), Mr. Rabieh Razzouk.
The Workshop presented the participants with realistic training in proposal development. The objective is to prepare and submit a proposal to the HECD funding program, dedicated to advancing campus career centers in universities.
Proposal writing proficiency is a skill that exemplifies expertise and competence in attracting funds for projects whose goals are to enhance the living standards of people and to better serve the society at large. This is an integral part of what NDU stands for. In this spirit, NDU seeks to continuously improve its capacity building through maximizing, to the fullest, the talents of its faculty and staff. We are, therefore, proud of Dr. El Hayek, Ms. Sfeir, Ms. Souhaid, Ms. Najem, and Ms. Bou Zgheib for their devotion to the mission of NDU.