Grand Challenges Africa in collaboration with Institut Pasteur held a grant writing workshop for researchers from francophone Africa in Dakar, Senegal from 21-23 November 2016.

The event, organised in partnership with the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, the Institut Pasteur and the International Network of Pasteur Institutes, brought together 15 participants and 6 facilitators from institutes and universities based in 11 African countries.

The workshop was aimed at improving the quality and increasing the number of project submissions from African institutes led by French-speaking African researchers while stimulating the interaction and collaboration between researchers and institutions. Another goal was to help researchers from the region to respond to the recently launched Innovation Seed Grants launched by AAS-AESA.'s Grand Challenges Africa programme.

Under the instruction of eminent African researchers some of whom are also former grantees, participants at the intensive three-day workshop were coached in all aspects of the grant writing process.

Oral presentations were alternated with intensive writing sessions, individual or group, where participants developed their ideas and shaped them to maximize their chances of success when submitting research funding proposals.

To view the grant writing presentations made during the workshop, visit our Proposal Development Resources page.