Scientific Research Paper Writing Workshop - Call for Applications 2016

The Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub invites applications for participation in a workshop on scientific research paper writing. The training will be held from 13-18November 2016 at the ILRI Campus in Nairobi, Kenya. This workshop is one of the BecA-ILRI Hub’s annual training workshops under the capacity building portfolio, whose objective is to strengthen the capacity African national agricultural research systems (NARS) to drive innovation.

Eligibility / Applicants requirements

The workshop is open to NARS researchers with a keen interest in improving their writing skills. More specific applicant requirements include the following:

  • Currently conducting agricultural biosciences research with an African NARS in one of the BecA countries: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.
  • Preference will be given to BecA capacity building program /ABCF alumni.
  • Must have a project report for conversion to a paper, and / or analyzed research data through figures and tables.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

 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 Head of Institution.

Key dates / Application deadline

  • Call for applications release: 14 September 2016
  • Application deadline: 10 October 2016
  • Information to successful applicants: 13 October 2016
  • Applications submitted after the 10 October 2016 deadline and incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Training dates: 13-18 November 2016.


There are several fully funded places for this workshop. However, applicants who can fully or partially fund their participation (at least 50%) have an added advantage. The cost of workshop is approximately $1600, excluding flights and accommodation.


For inquiries about the workshop and / or the BecA-ILRI Hub Capacity Building Program, send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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Download workshop concept note: HERE


We thank our sponsors for making this workshop possible:



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