BactiVac Grant Writing Workshop

BactiVac hosted its first Grant Writing Workshop for early career researchers on Tuesday 19 March 2019 in conjunction with our 2nd Annual Network Meeting. Attendees representing 12 different countries had the benefit of taking part in this Workshop. 

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This one-day event was a fast-paced introduction to grant writing, delivered by Dr Laura Knogler and Dr Sandy Williams from Scriptoria. The programme focused on developing scientific writing skills to produce high quality grant proposals. Attendees were thoroughly engaged throughout this interactive Workshop and the feedback provided below clearly demonstrates that the day was enriched with the practical exercises and study materials, all of which left participants well prepared to apply the tools learnt during the workshop.

Dr Sitara Ajjampur
Christian Medical College, Vellore
India

"Extremely useful and interactive Workshop leaving participants well prepared to revisit their drafts and apply the tools learnt."

Sitara AJJAMPUR-TB & GW

 

Dr Ritu Amatya
Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital
Nepal

"The Grant Writing Workshop was very useful as I learnt how to write concisely and precisely."

Ritu AMATYA-TB & GW

 

Dr Amaka Awanye
University of Port Harcourt
Nigeria

"The Workshop was very interactive and well understood."

Amaka AWANYE-TB & GW

 

Dr Caroline Chisenga
Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia
Zambia

"It was a unique Workshop where participant self-introductions set the pace for the day and stimulated collaborative talks during our tea breaks."

Caroline CHISENGA -Tb & GW

 

Dr Bernard Ebruke
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Nigeria

"This certainly was a good use of my time. My immediate thoughts were on how this could be replicated in much of Africa."

Bernard EBRUKE-TB & GW

 

Dr Rebecca Gladstone
Wellcome Sanger Institute
United Kingdom

"The Workshop highlighted common mistakes, and offered clear actionable changes that would make your writing more impactful."

Rebecca GLADSTONE - GW

 

Mr Birhanu Hurisa
Ethiopian Public Health Institute
Ethiopia

"The Workshop provided an excellent opportunity to connect with scientists from different parts of the world."

Birhanu HURISA - TB & GW

 

Dr Abdulazeez Imam
Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Gambia

"The Workshop exceeded expectations as in the short time allocated, it covered many aspects of grant writing in an easy to understand way."

Abdulazeez-IMAM -TB & GW

 

Dr Solomon Jauro
University of Pretoria
South Africa

"I have learnt key requirements when it comes to writing."

Solomon JAURO - TB & GW

 

Dr Kan Kaneko
John Moores University
United Kingdom

"The range of topics covered during the Workshop was extremely helpful for developing my writing technique."

Kan KANEKO  -GW

 

Dr Mary Kaniu
Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme
Kenya

"This was a good opportunity to learn and interact with my peers."

Mary KANIU - TB & GW

 

Mrs Elena Mitsi
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
United Kingdom 

“The Writing Workshop was an excellent opportunity for early career researchers to evaluate the effort and skills needed on grant proposal writing.” 

Elena MITSI - GW

 

Dr Esther Muthumbi
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme
Kenya 

"It was a wonderful experience. I gathered general writing skills that will be useful not only for writing successful grants but also writing theses, manuscripts and other forms of scientific texts.”

Esther MUTHUMBI - GW

 

Dr Christine Tshibuayi Mwenge Kahinda
Onderstepoort Biological Products
South Africa

"The Workshop was excellent. It covered a lot of relevant information."

Christine Tshibuayi Mwenge Kahinda-TB & GW

 

Dr Nguyen Ngoc Phuoc
University of Agriculture and Forestry, Hue University
Vietnam

"This Workshop was a unique opportunity to understand the structure of grant proposal and provided me necessary skills to write grant applications."

Nguyen Ngoc Phuoc - TB & GW

 

Dr Tania Rivera Hernandez
The Mexican Social Security Institute
Mexico

"Learning all the writing techniques will even make writing enjoyable!"

Tania Rivera Hernandez -TB & GW

 

Mr Michelo Simuyandi
Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia
Zambia

"It was a great Workshop where my writing approach and common mistakes have been identified and addressed."

Michelo SIMUYANDI-TB & GW

 

 For all queries, please contact: bactivac@contacts.bham.ac.uk