The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S., in collaboration with the South African Medical Research Council, will hold a Sub-Saharan regional grant writing and peer review workshop to encourage Sub-Saharan investigators to address public health issues through research.
The workshop will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 18-20, 2013.
The objectives of the workshop are to increase the participation of Sub-Saharan African scientists from mid- to low-resource countries in the research grant process, develop strategies for sustainable research support and collaborations, and use competitive research as a tool to address global health issues.
Workshop topics will include tools and tips for use in writing grant applications, who’s who at funding agencies, the peer review process, research and training funding opportunities for Sub-Saharan African scientists at NIH and other organizations, and management of grants at the recipient institutions in Africa.
Highlighted partners for the event include the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Fogarty International Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Agency for International Development, World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer and the National Cancer Institute.
Applications for travel grants are required by April 25, 2013. Registration and further details on the workshop are available here.