|Scientific Research Paper Writing Workshop , 19-23 November 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
Communication of research findings in peer-reviewed journals is the standard by which scientists and their findings are evaluated by the scientific community. Publication ensures that research findings are accessible for use in related studies and are thereby better translated into agricultural improvement. To boost publication in international peer-reviewed journals by African scientists, the Biosciences eastern and central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute Hub (BecA-ILRI Hub), and Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will host a workshop on scientific research paper writing at ILRI, Addis Ababa on 19th-23rd November, 2012.
The workshop is open to PhD students and early career agricultural researchers with a strong interest in improving their writing skills. Selected participants will benefit from intensive, interactive hands-on training, during which participants will develop their own manuscripts, with the goal of submitting to a journal for publication within three to six months of completing the workshop. Participants should bring 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. In order to fully benefit from this workshop, bringing a manuscript that is in an advanced stage of preparation is discouraged.
The trainers conducting the workshop will be Dr Chris Beadle (Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences) and Dr Peter Willadsen (Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Livestock Industries) with support by Dr Rob Skilton and Ethel Makila from the BecA-ILRI Hub.
The workshop is funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) through a partnership between CSIRO and the BecA-ILRI Hub; and by the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
Applications received after the 20th September, 2012 deadline and incomplete applications will not be considered. Successful applicants will be notified by 5th October, 2012. Please note that only successful applicants will be notified. If you are selected to participate in the workshop, your travel and accommodation will be arranged directly by the BecA-ILRI Hub.
Thank you in advance for considering this opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you.