Thursday, February 25, 2010


over the winter break my colleague and i (david o'sullivan) of seoul national university were able to collect some pilot data for our head injury study. we had a small selection of subjects but were able to refine our methodology that will be important during our full effort of data collection during the summer months in korea, and possibly areas of europe.

as a result we decided to submit a report of our initial findings to the 2nd WORLD SCIENTIFIC CONGRESS OF COMBAT SPORTS AND MARTIAL ARTS to be held at the University of Rzeszów in Poland on September 17 - 19. willy pieter is also submitting a separate abstract to participate in the meeting (he is also a listed author in our study). attending this conference would mark my third oral presentation and third trip to europe to do so. some might argue that the conferences i have presented at are not in front of a "challenging" audience but i would beg to differ in that one of the sole purposes of conducting research is to communicate findings to groups of people and individuals in order to foster partnerships and to exchange knowledge and ideas that might further the development of scientific/medical advancement.

i am excited to participate and will praying and looking for funding opportunities to attend the poland confernce. next week also marks the time when our first grant application result is to be announced (3/4/2010)

Monday, February 15, 2010

global grant submission

its been since october since i last submitted a grant proposal for my master's project. the university has called for submission of grant proposals in support of international travel directly related to research efforts.

since last spring i have been planning to submit for a number of grants to fund my research data collection efforts that all require international travel (korea, spain, greece, and possibly brazil). while in korea I worked on the first rough drafts of the global grant and really got to work after touching base back in the states.

i think we really hammered own a well refined edition of a grant proposal which will really help in future submissions to more important (larger funding) proposals.

the total amount that can possibly be awarded is 5,000 USD and will be well spent if awarded.

praying for the best as i know my heavenly father has favor upon those who seek his love.