• Training workshop on writing winning grant proposals

    The team of the CYSTINET-Africa project at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) has organized a four-day workshop on writing successful grant proposals for research projects. The workshop took place from September 22nd to 25th at the Green Park Village Hotel in Bagamoyo, about 75km north of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania.

    The objective of the workshop is to enhance the skills of early career researchers in writing research grants, effective project implementation and utilization of the research results. A multidisciplinary team from all five colleges of SUA attended the course, which shows the wide applicability of the workshop spanning from agriculture and veterinary medicine to tourism and humanities as well as science and education.

    Dr. Ernatus Mkupasi, one of the organizers and instructors of the workshop, explains the strategy, that the workshop’s participants shall serve as future trainers of other staff at SUA. He envisions that senior researchers engage in mentoring early career researchers by passing on their experience in applying for research grants and effective project organization. At SUA, activities like these are supported by the Research Support Capacity Strengthening programme.

    The workshop is partially funded by the German federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), which also funds the CYSTINET-Africa project. These endeavors are part of the BMBF African strategy, which aims to strengthen the capacity of African institutions and promote a sustainable development through cooperation between African and German partners in research and education.

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