Apply for NIMR Grantsmanship and Mentorship Training programme 2023

We are please to inform you that the NIMR announces that the 3rd Biannual Grantsmanship and Mentorship Training Programme for 2023 has commenced. The programme will focuses on building proficiency in grant writing and healthcare research through a 21-day residential workshop. For more and how to apply, see details below.

Apply for NIMR Grantsmanship and Mentorship Training programme 2023

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) foundation, a major stakeholder in promoting innovation, development and commercialization 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 whole.

The training programme will cover health services research methods, proposal writing, ethical considerations, and more.

Application Deadline

Nigeria citizens who are early career investigators and meet specific educational requirements are eligible to apply. Applications close by August 6th 2023.

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. To accomplish this, the programme will cover an array of essential skills and knowledge, such as;

·       Formulation of research questions and hypotheses

·       Selection of appropriate statistical tools for data analysis

·       Understanding the peer review process

·       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 to be held at the NIMR, located in Yaba, Lagos state, Nigeria. 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 will adopt a blended learning approach, combining online self-directed reading, onsite teaching, didactic lectures, role-plays, group discussions, micro-teaching sessions, online learning/webinars, peers-review simulations sessions, and home work. 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 recognized university or research insititution

·     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 steeping 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

Application close on Sunday, 6th August, 2023. 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 Ethnic Course (CITI) prior to the commencement of the workshop.

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NIMR Announces the 3rd Biannual Grantsmanship and Mentorship Training Programme 2023