Bamako : The UCRC is organizing a scientific and grant writing workshop from June 24th to 28th, 2019

University Clinical Research Center (UCRC), within its mission to reinforce research capacity, and in collaboration with the USTTB-Johns Hopkins Fogarty Research Training Program (D43) Funded by the National Institutes of Health of the USA, is organizing a scientific and grant writing workshop from June 24th to 28th, 2019 in Bamako. The aim of the workshop is to bring senior and junior scientists together to master scientific writing, and to enable them to confidently apply for funding opportunities and submit their work for publication. 

During the five-day workshop, scientists will be working with experts in the grant and scientific writing process to demystify the path and coach them to be ready to seize the next opportunities. This workshop will begin Monday with two open sessions. The first will cover grant writing strategies and information. The second will cover scientific writing for publication and will introduce a “Guide to Scientific Writing”, that has recently been translated into French and adapted to the West African context. Monday afternoon, and the remaining days of the workshop, will be a closed session, with a max of 15 participants, to work on their writing and receive feedback from facilitators.

Requirements to participate:

·       No language requirements. Scientists working on applications or manuscripts in French or English are welcome.

·       Must have a draft of a grant application, project proposal, abstract or manuscript AND a writing plan to submit prior to the start of the workshop. These will be reviewed by facilitators before the workshop in order to provide feedback.

·       Must come to the workshop with a reference management software already downloaded and installed on your computer, with a few keys articles already identified and saved. We recommend Endnote or Zotero, however if you are comfortable with another software, you are welcome to use that. 

·       Must be available for the entirety of the workshop (June 24th – 28th)

Interested parties should go here   to fill out the application for attendance. If you are only interested in attending the open sessions on Monday, please mark yes for the first question. If you have any further questions about the workshop, please email Cheick Oumar Tangara ( Tel: 76-91-86-32), Lancina Doumbia ( Tel: 66-96-22-76) and Hannah Marker (

**There capacity for this workshop is limited to 15 selected participants.

Deadline for application June 15th, 2019

  • Communication Officer of the University Clinical Research Center (UCRC).

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