NIMR Grantsmanship and Mentorship Training Programme 2023




NIMR Grantsmanship and Mentorship Training Programme 2023


The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research Foundation is organizing the 3rd Biannual Grantsmanship and Mentorship Training Programme to expand capacity for translational research among early career investigators in Nigeria. The program focuses on building proficiency in grant writing and healthcare research through a 21-day residential workshop. It covers health services research methods, proposal writing, ethical considerations, and more. Nigerian citizens who are early career investigators and meet specific educational requirements are eligible to apply. Applications close on 6th August, 2023.





The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Foundation, a major stakeholder in promoting innovation, development and commercialisation of indigenous medicines, vaccines and technologies, has announced the 2023 iteration of their biannual Grantsmanship and Mentorship Training Programme (GMTP). This programme is specifically tailored to support early career investigators in Nigeria, bolstering their abilities to address the healthcare challenges facing the country and Africa as a whole.
πŸ”¬ Program Overview The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research’s 3rd Biannual Grantsmanship and Mentorship Training Programme aims to build capacity for translational research.
🎯 Programme Aim To establish a network of early career investigators proficient in competitive grant writing and healthcare research in Nigeria.
πŸ“š Programme Content The program covers topics like research methods, proposal writing, ethical considerations, and other related areas.
πŸ“… Duration & Location This is a 21-day residential workshop at the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research in Lagos.
πŸ‘₯ Target Audience The training targets early and mid-career researchers looking to develop capacity for Grantsmanship and Mentorship.
πŸ’Ό Faculty The training will be facilitated by experienced local and international researchers.
πŸ“ Eligibility Nigerian citizens who are early career investigators with certain educational qualifications are eligible to apply.
πŸ’» Application Method Apply online through the provided link: https://tinyurl.com/2023GMTP





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About NIMR and the GMTP

In line with the Foundation’s mission, this programme presents a unique opportunity to establish and cultivate a robust network of passionate early career investigators. Initiated in 2019 with pilot funding from the Welcome Trust, the GMTP has been successfully grooming a new generation of researchers capable of conducting cutting-edge research and developing indigenous solutions for healthcare system challenges. Following the successes of the previous editions, NIMR, in conjunction with the NIMR Foundation, is calling for applications from early career researchers across Nigeria for the 3rd iteration of the programme.
Programme Objectives

The primary aim of the GMTP is to foster a sustainable network of dedicated early career investigators equipped with the skills to create high-quality, competitive grant writing proposals, and develop effective healthcare research and development capacities within Nigeria. To accomplish this, the programme will cover an array of essential skills and knowledge, such as:Understanding of health services research methods
Formulation of research questions and hypotheses
Selection of appropriate statistical tools for data analysis
Ethical considerations and permissions in research
Identification of funding agencies and understanding of funders’ requirements
Writing compelling grant proposals
Understanding the peer review process
Proficiency in communication skills including plain language summaries
Facilitation of mentorship through micro-teaching sessions
Principles of establishing and managing partnerships and collaborations.
Programme Details

The GMTP will consist of a 21-day residential workshop held at the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, located at 6 Edmund Crescent, Yaba, Lagos. This programme targets early and mid-career researchers interested in enhancing their Grantsmanship and Mentorship capacities. A total of 30 participants will be selected for this training, which will be guided by the National Grantsmanship and Mentorship Training Programme Curriculum developed by the NIMR.

The programme adopts a blended learning approach, combining online self-directed reading, on-site teaching, didactic lectures, role-plays, group discussions, micro-teaching sessions, online learning/webinars, peer-review simulation sessions, independent study time, and homework. This comprehensive approach ensures that each participant gains in-depth understanding and proficiency in grant proposal writing.
Eligibility Criteria and Entry Requirements

Prospective candidates need to provide evidence that they meet the following eligibility criteria:Nigerian citizenship
Completion of research education
Current employment in Nigeria by a recognised university or research institution with a significant part of the job role includes developing and conducting healthcare research
No previous participation in similar grant-writing and/or proposal development training
Limited or no experience in proposal development and grant-writing
No previously won significant local or international research grants
Commitment to stepping down the training at the local institution within a period of 3 months after the training

In addition, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this training opportunity.
How to Apply

Applications close on Sunday, 6th August, 2023 at 11:59PM WAT. Interested candidates should apply online through the following link: Apply for the 3rd GMTP 2023.

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of completion of the Ethics Course (CITI) prior to the commencement of the workshop.

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