Monday, August 24, 2009

Biosciences eastern and central Africa Technical/research paper writing workshop

The Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) Hub is seeking ways to empower the African scientific community to lead the coming agricultural revolution. In its effort to enhance the impact of African science, BecA, has received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to host a workshop on technical research paper writing. The five-day journal article writing workshop will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 15 – 21 November, 2009. We are seeking applicants with a strong interest in improving their writing skills. Selected participants will benefit from intensive, hands-on training by professionals from Scriptoria (, a UK-based company that provides development-related communications services. We hope to include scientists from a range of disciplines with varying levels of research experience. Funding for travel and accommodation will be provided. Successful applicants will be notified by 15 October 2009, and provided with information on travel and other logistics. For more information visit the FARA website.

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