Women in Research Essential Grant Writing Skills Programme
The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) works to strengthen the health research capacity of scientists in Africa who are engaged in tackling the continent’s significant health challenges. We recognise the need to support a diverse community of scientists across Africa, therefore, this call is specifically open to female biomedical/health researchers.
AREF is calling for applications from women who are active, emerging biomedical/health researchers in Africa to participate in its Essential Grant Writing Skills Programme. To fully benefit from this Programme you will be at a stage in your research career where you are actively seeking independent funding, but have yet to secure that big grant necessary to support your research independence.
This fully on-line programme will be held over eight 3-hour sessions during the weeks of 18th September 2023 and 6th November 2023. There will be a five-week break in between the two sessions, where you will be expected to write a draft proposal. This is an intensive programme that is designed to produce tangible progress towards a grant proposal by the end of the Programme. Your commitment to the entire Programme and to the additional work outside of sessions will be necessary to achieve these outcomes.