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Proposal development workshop (AAS)

posted 24 Mar 2015, 05:17 by Aurelie AfriqueOne

Dates and place: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 13-16, 2015

Organiser: African Academy of Sciences

Aim: The workshop’s aim is to: a) Train a new cadre of African Scientists on proposal development techniques and prepare them to respond to any competitive Request for Proposals globally; b) Boost capacity of African scientists in competing for research grants; c) Raise research quality and output in Africa.
The scope of the workshops will focus on compelling story telling; walking through the grant making process; tips and tricks from mentors; grant management and project implementation. This will be delivered over three days in the form of plenary, interactive and parallel breakout sessions.

Target: Participation to the workshop will be selected from across the continent based on qualifications, experience, research interests and support from home institution. Scientists who are newly qualified as PhDs, are working as post-doctoral scientists, or are in mid-career (less than 5 years since PhD qualification) are particularly encouraged to apply

Deadline: 20 April 2015 at 5pm East Africa Time

Grant Management Training workshop (CATI)

posted 24 Mar 2015, 04:33 by Aurelie AfriqueOne

Dates and place: 15th - 17th of April 2015, Nairobi, Kenya (The Hennessis Hotel Nairobi)

OrganiserCapacity Africa Training Institute

AimAt the end of the course, participants will be able to: a) Identify and understand the critical terms and conditions of grant aid for donor-funded projects; b) Ensure compliance with donor terms and conditions;
c) Providing supporting documents, correct procurement of goods and services and meeting financial reporting requirements; d) Managing multiple-funded programmes; e) Prepare a donor financial report to match with a project narrative report; f) Describe the phases in the grant management cycle clarify key
responsibilities and routines needed for successful grant management; g) Identify the requirements for closing off a donor grant; h) Manage the relationship with donors, head office and implementing partners with greater confidence; i) Appreciate that finance and programme staff must work closely for Successful grant management.

Target: African researchers

Course feesUSD 500 / Kshs. 43,000 (participants are requested to organise their own accomodation and transport). 

Deadline: Payment must be received by 8th of April.

Contact/ Read more: see the enclosed document.

Introduction to molecular biology and bioinformatics training workshop (Beca-ILRI Hub)

posted 27 Feb 2014, 05:46 by Aurelie AfriqueOne

Aim: Selected applicants will be sponsored to attend an intensive 2-week training workshop consisting of lectures and hands on training in DNA purification, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), DNA sequencing and bioinformatics. Participants will also experience the research discovery process whereby potentially novel DNA sequences acquired by each participant will be analyzed and discussed during the bioinformatics sessions. Training will be given by experts in molecular biology and bioinformatics from the BecA-ILRI Hub and regional partner research institutions.

Target: The Hub is seeking applicants from eastern and central Africa region who require basics skills in molecular biology and bioinformatics to support their research. The training is targeting graduate students and early career researchers, based on evidence of productive scholarship and research, relevance of the workshop to applicant’s current research, and visible engagement in agricultural research within a national research institute or university. Additionally, applicants must be nationals of BecA countries (Tanzania and Uganda are).

Deadline: 28th of February, 2014

Université d'été "Gouvernance et action publique" (LASDEL)

posted 27 Feb 2014, 03:07 by Aurelie AfriqueOne   [ updated 27 Feb 2014, 03:07 ]

Lieu et dates: Niamey, 15-28 septembre 2014.

Objectifs: Renforcer les capacités par une mise à niveau en sciences sociales autour d'un axe théorique (rappels des principales orientations actuelles en sociologie, anthropologie et sciences politique, et réflexion sur leurs mises en oeuvre spécifiques en Afrique de l'Ouest), d'un axe thématique (centré sur les formes de gouvernance et les actions publiques), et d'un axe méthodologique (recherches empiriques qualitatives sur le terrain).

Public ciblé: Etudiants en sciences sociales de pays d'Afrique Sub-saharienne (25 places) ou d'Europe (5 places) titulaires d'un mastère ou DEA, ou inscrits en thèse. Maîtrise du francais nécessaire.

Prise en charge: Les 15 meilleures candidatures seront entierement prises en charge.

Date limite pour candidater: 30 avril 2014.

Good Clinical and Laboratory Practices Courses (NIMR, KAVI)

posted 27 Feb 2014, 02:52 by Aurelie AfriqueOne   [ updated 27 Feb 2014, 02:52 ]

Aim: The course will address the current regulatory framework for laboratory and clinic work in support of clinical trials with reference to the ICH Guideline for Good Clinical Practice, the Clinical EU Trials Directive and related regulations and guidance.

TargetDoctors, Nurses, community health workers Laboratory technologists and Managers, IT/Data 
Clerks and Managers, Research Assistants/Secretaries/Administrators, Principal and Sub 
Investigators, Clinical Trial/Study coordinators, Monitors and Auditors working in: 
• Pharmaceutical companies 
• Central laboratories 
• Contract Research Organizations 
• University-affiliated Hospitals 
• Medical Clinics 
• Research Organization/ Clinical sites staff 
• Post-graduate students (public health and clinical fields) 
• Treatment and Care programs 

Venue: The training courses will be held in NIMR, Dar es Salaam:
- GCP will take place the 17th and 18th of March, 2014
- GCLP will take place from 19th to 21th of March, 2014.

Registration: 50 USD per participant.

Deadline to apply: Now.

Read more: see the attached file.

Training on Research Report Writing Skills (REPOA)

posted 23 Oct 2013, 09:57 by Aurelie AfriqueOne

Aim: REPOA invites beginning and junior researchers from Tanzania to a training course on ‘Research Report Writing Skills’. The course provides practical guidance on improving the quality of research reports and creating journal articles with potential for publication.

Venue: The training course will be held in Dar es Salaam from 2nd to 6th December, 2013. Accommodation for participants from outside Dar es Salaam will be provided and travel expenses will be covered. Further information can be obtained from REPOA offices.

Deadline to apply: Friday 1st November, 2013.

MsC Fellowship in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics (EDCTP)

posted 23 Oct 2013, 09:11 by Aurelie AfriqueOne   [ updated 23 Oct 2013, 09:12 ]

Aim: Clinical research and clinical trials for prevention and treatment of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria are the major priorities for EDCTP. The EDCTP Master's Fellowship in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics aims to build research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa by supporting the training and career development of junior researchers in the fields of epidemiology and medical statistics.

Target: Junior researchers in the fields of epidemiology and medical statistics meeting elligibilty criteria:
- Citizens or persons with permanent residency who are based in an elligible sub-Saharan countries (includes Chad, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda); 
- Hold a first degree (bachelor's or medical qualification);
- Be at an early stage in his/her research career, but with some relevant work experience and a demonstrated interest and motivation in pursuing a research career in epidemiology, medical statistics or data management in sub-Saharan Africa;
- Be based at a non-profit academic/research institution in sub-Saharan Africa that is able to comply with EDCTP’s General Contract Terms and Financial Guidelines and to provide a post for the Fellow on completion of the award; 
- Have the support of a Primary Supervisor and, where applicable, Secondary Supervisor(s).

Amount: The scheme provides funds for the fellow to undertake a taught master's course in epidemiology or medical statistics at an internationally recognized centre of excellence and to conduct a field study of 6-12 months duration at an institution in sub-Saharan Africa to build practical skills. A minimum of 750,000 Euro of funding is available to fund between 5 and 10 awards. The majority of the requested funds (>75% of the grant budget) should support the Fellow‘s master's training and his/her research activities conducted in sub-Saharan Africa. All requested costs must be justified in the application. The project research costs (excluding the salary) should not exceed 20,000 Euro. It is recognised that the course costs will vary depending on the location of the master’s training; however, it is expected that the total grant cost will not exceed 120,000 Euro. The maximum duration of the award is 24 months,

Deadline: 28 November 2013

Master: MsC Programme in Research Data Management

posted 22 Jul 2013, 03:04 by Aurelie AfriqueOne

Place: Wits School of Public Health (in collaboration with the INDEPTH network)
Date: from 2014

Entry qualification: Minimum 4 year degree or equivalent in a scientific/quantitative discipline with experience in a research
related environment or experience in research data management.

Deadline to apply: 31 October 2013

To read more, see the enclosed document.

Course: Immunology in the Tropics (Makerere University/UVRI)

posted 14 Jan 2013, 03:08 by Aurelie AfriqueOne

4th - 15 th of March, 2013

Application deadline: 31st of January, 2013.

An intensive two week modular course designed for graduates and laboratory researchers.

Evolution of the Immune System, March 4-­‐6
Malaria Immunology, March 7-­‐9
Helminth Immunology, March 13-­‐15

The course offers up-­‐to-­‐date lectures, discussion of research papers, cuting edge research talks by international experts, talks on the latest technological developments and advances, as well as practical sessions covering Immunological techniques.

Read more on MUII website or on the flyer below.

Course : Tropical Diseases Epidemiology: A Modern Approach (Mahidol Univ.)

posted 16 Mar 2012, 04:01 by Aurelie AfriqueOne   [ updated 16 Mar 2012, 04:02 ]

23 April - 4 May 2012
Bangkok, Thailand

No deadline given for application.
Organised by Office of International Cooperation, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

With recent advances in technology, several methods have been developed to respond better to emerging and continuously evolving public health problems. Dengue hemorrhagic fever, tuberculosis, malaria, avian influenza, among other tropical diseases remains as priority diseases among health ministries worldwide. Responding efficiently to these public health problems will require manpower equipped with the necessary expertise and familiarity with Epidemiology and its associated tools.

Suitable participants for this course include professionals in the biomedical, public health, research, and other related fields to update and enhance their knowledge and skills under an evidence-based approach. This course will cover the basic concepts of epidemiologic research, data management, analysis & interpretation, and the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems.

To know more about that course, see the attached file.

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