On June 14, a forum was held at Foreign Literature Research Center on the application of research fund programs. The forum was hosted by Professor Liu Ying, director of the center. Professor Yan Guodong, dean of CFL, emphasized the importance of research innovation and shared his experience with teachers there. Professor Wang Lidan elaborated on four principles in working out research proposals. Liu Ying, Ma Hongqi and Wang Lidan offered guidance to some members of the center on their applications.