Call for applications: scientific research paper writing training workshop 2014


10th-14th November 2014, ILRI Campus, Nairobi, Kenya

Call for applications

The BecA-ILRI Hub hereby invites applications for a workshop on scientific research paper writing to be held from 10th to 14th November 2014. The workshop is one of BecA-ILRI Hub’s annual training workshops under the capacity building portfolio, whose objective is to strengthen the capacity of African NARS to effectively, efficiently and sustainably deliver on their national mandates. The training will be conducted at the ILRI Campus, Nairobi, Kenya.

Eligibility / Applicant requirements

The workshop is generally open to PhD students and early career agricultural researchers with a strong interest in improving their writing skills. More specific applicant requirements include the following:

•    African scientist with PhD or MSc in any agricultural discipline
•    Fluent in English (written and spoken)
•    Currently conducting agricultural biosciences research with an African national agricultural research program or university in one of the BecA countries: Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.
•    A project report for conversion to a paper, and/or the figures and tables and any other illustrative material that have been generated from data analysis
•    Women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

How to apply

Interested eligible scientists / researchers should apply by completing the online application form;

In addition, the applicant must attach a supporting letter from his/her supervisor or Head of Institution. 

Key dates / Application deadline

•    Call for applications release: 11th September 2014
•    Application deadline: 5th October 2014
•    Information to successful applicants: 10th October 2014
•    Information to unsuccessful applicants: 11th October 2014
•    Training dates: 10th – 14th November 2014
Applications submitted after the 5th October 2014 deadline and incomplete applications will not be considered.


There are several fully funded places for this workshop. However, applicants who can fund their participation have an added advantage. The cost of the workshop is $1500, excluding flights and accommodation


Inquiries about the workshop and / or the BecA-ILRI Hub Capacity Building Program should be directed to Dr. Wellington Ekaya, Senior Scientist Capacity Building (w.ekaya "at" or Ms. Valerian Aloo, Capacity Building Program Officer (v.aloo "at"

For comprehensive information about the BecA-ILRI Hub visit

Below is the concept note and information flyer for the workshop.

Attachments: Download this file (Advert_scientific research paper.pdf)Advert_scientific research paper.pdf[ ]392 KbDownload this file (Concept note_Scientific Paper Writing BecA Annual Workshop - 2014.pdf)Concept note_Scientific Paper Writing BecA Annual Workshop - 2014.pdf[ ]154 Kb

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    The BecAILRI Hub capacity building Program need to be emphasized and facilitated to the maximum, Since Development in most if not all Developing countries need Competent and Efficient Scientists on the whole process leading to Competitive Project Proposals taht carries Solutions of World problems.

    Alternatively, The need to revise Training workshop coverage is of necessity in the future so that many Researchers can be reached. How? By Training away from Head Quarter- Plans to conduct Workshops to Clients home Institutions.
    Thank you

  • Dear Yassin,
    Indeed, as much as possible, BecA-ILRI Hub tries to conduct various workshops in different institutions in the region, and this depends on the collaboration of institutions in those countries. In 2012, the Scientific Paper Writing workshop was held in Ethiopia and in Tanzania in 2013. This year, we have held a number of bioinformatics trainings targeted at specific countries in Sudan, Uganda, Cameroon and Tanzania.

    Comment last edited on about 1 year ago by Ethel Makila, Communications Officer
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