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Scientific Research Paper Writing and Science Communication Training Workshops - 2017

Please complete all the fields with asterisk (*) :

Personal Details


* First name * Other names
* Nationality * Country where you are currently employed or residing
* Date of Birth * Email
* Office telephone number * Mobile telephone number
* Gender Male: Female:

Employment/Professional Details


* Name of Institue/Organisation and Department
* Your current position (e.g. Scientist,Lecturer, Technician, Others (please specify))
Link to Institutional website
(if available)
* Full institute/Organization mailing address
* Are you currently studying for a higher degree? State which degree (e.g. : MSc. or PhD.)

Rank your proficiency in the below skills

* English language proficiency-Written
* English language proficiency-Spoken
Research speciality

* Brief description of your research interests and research experience and why you applied for this workshop
(500 words maximum)
* Please list the titles and funding sources of research projects that you are currently actively involved in and your own:
* List up to 5 of your own publications in peer-reviewed journals (give full citations).:
(5 maximum)


* Describe the research paper that you want to produce during the workshop. :
(180 words maximum)
* Describe the current status of the data for the research paper that you want to produce during the workshop. Do you have all the data for your paper?
* Apart from the scientific community, which other audiences do you wish to communicate your scientific findings (and what they mean) to?
* What challenges do you experience in trying to communicate with the audiences you have identified above?
* Apart from journal papers, what other communication products do you wish to generate from your research? Targeting who?
* All selected participants, their supervisors and their institutions will have to sign an agreement that binds them to supporting the completion and submission of the paper developed at the workshop to a journal within a reasonable timeframe (6 months). Do you agree to these terms?
Yes: No:
* There are several fully-funded places at this workshop. However, applicants who can fund their participation will be favorably considered. The cost of the workshop is $1600, excluding flights. Will you fund your participation at this workshop?
Yes: No:
* Have you previously attended a BecA workshop or received a BecA-Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund Fellowship?
Yes: No:
If so, give details:



CV and Recommendation


*Curriculum Vitae
Upload CV using the attached format. Workshop Applicant CV Format (click to download)

(maximum 1500 words or 2MB):

*Letter of nomination/recommendation
Please upload a signed and dated letter of nomination/recommendation for your application, obtained from the head of your department or institute.

(maximum 1500 words or 2MB)

The letter must:

• Include an institute/organization letterhead;
• Confirm that the applicant is a full-time member of staff or have a strong affiliation with the institute;
• State the role of the applicant at the institute/organization;
• Describe how the writing skills would benefit the applicant, their research program, and    their department and institute/organization;
• State that the head of the department or institute/organization has read and understood this application in its    entirety;

Please name the file ‘LoN’ and include your name, e.g. LoN-Mercy Kenga.pdf


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