The British Academy awards 29 International Writing Workshops to support Early Career Researchers

29 Apr 2024

The British Academy has today announced 29 International Writing Workshops to support early career researchers in developing countries.

The International Writing Workshops programme aims to encourage professional networks and mentorship for early career researchers, and to provide access to the academic requirement of journals, equipping them with the necessary skills to publish in these journals.

Funded by the UK’s International Science Partnerships fund managed by the Department of Science, Innovation and Technology, this year’s programme includes workshops taking place in Brazil, Egypt, Kenya and Thailand. The funding awards are for a maximum of £30,000 and will run over the course of two years, allowing for impactful follow-up activities.

The 2023 International Writing Workshops awardees are:

Visibilising marginalised Early Career Researchers in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies : A Writing and Publishing Workshop for scholars from the Global South

Workshop Team: Dr Sarah Njeri, SOAS; Dr Zac Chiliswa, Meru University of Science and Technology; Dr Roberta Holanda Maschietto, Universidade Estadual Paulista; Natália Bueno, University of Coimbra.

Helping Early Career Researchers in Vietnam and Thailand to develop their capability to publish in high-impact journals in Development Economics

Workshop Team: Dr Katsushi Imai, University of Manchester; Professor Andy McKay, The University of Sussex; Dr Thanh Bui, The University of St Andrews; Dr Thi Minh Tam Bui, Srinakharinwirot University; Dr Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Development and Policies Research Center; Professor Binh Tran Nam, UNSW Sydney.

Academic Writing Workshop for Nepalese Early Career Researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences

Workshop Team: Dr Mark Warnes, Anglia Ruskin University; Dr Simon Pratt-Adams, Anglia Ruskin University; Dr Chandika Bhatta, Coventry University; Dr Lata Gautam, Anglia Ruskin University; Dr Laxman Gnawali, Kathmandu University; Dr Lina Gurung, Kathmandu University; Dr Ganga Gautam, Tribhuvan University.

Interdisciplinary Writing and Capacity Building in Sustainable Food Systems Research: Developing the next generation of Brazilian ECRs

Workshop Team: Dr Jan Mei Soon-Sinclair, University of Central Lancashire; Dr Diogo da Cunha, State University of Campinas; Professor Elke Stedefeldt, Federal University of Sao Paulo; Professor Manoj Dora, Anglia Ruskin University; Professor Lisa Jack, University of Portsmouth.

Writing Religion and Social Transformation in Africa: publishing and mentoring workshop for early career arts, humanities and social science researchers.

Workshop Team: Professor Emma Wild-Wood, University of Edinburgh; Dr Dorothy Tembo, University of Malawi; Mr Jimmy Kainja, University of Malawi.

From Research Assistants to Authors: A Platform for Platform Scholars in African Cities

Workshop Team: Dr Mohammad Amir Anwar, University of Edinburgh; Dr Liza Rose Cirolia, University of Cape Town; Dr Andrea Pollio, Politecnico di Torino; Dr Dennis Mbugu, University of Nairobi; Ms Alicia Fortuin, University of Cape Town; Mr Jack Ong'iro Odeo, University of Stockholm.

Reimagining Access to Justice: An Equitable Research Partnership with Southeast Asia

Workshop Team: Dr Georgia Antonopoulou, University of Birmingham; Dr Priskila Pratita Penasthika, University of Indonesia; Dr João Ilhão Moreira, University of Macau.

Upskilling African Early Career Researchers in Archaeology and Heritage Workshop Team: Dr Cathy Daly, University of Lincoln; Dr Olufemi Adetunji, University of Lincoln; Dr KI Léonce, Dr Joseph KI-Zerbo University of Burkina Faso; Dr François Ngouoh, The University of Yaoundé, Dr Shadia Abdrabo, National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums Sudan; Professor Paul Makasa, National Council for Construction Zambia.

Addressing global challenges in academic writing: fostering scholarly pathways in Zambia, Uganda, and UK

Workshop Team: Dr Enrique Castro-Sanchez, Brunel University London; Dr Emelda Miyanda Hachoofwe, The Copperbelt University; Dr Mary Richards, Brunel University London; Dr Ximena Schmidt, Brunel University London; Ms Doreen Basemera, Mountains of the Moon University; Dr Matilde Rosina, Brunel University London; Dr Choolwe Jacobs, University of Zambia.

Minding the gap: a skill-training and close mentorship workshop to promote the professional development of early career scholars in Brazil

Workshop Team: Dr Victor Araújo Silva, University of Reading; Dr Malu A.C. Gatto, University College London; Professor Magna Inácio, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.

Dismantling epistemic and systemic challenges to writing and publishing: A mentorship programme for early career scholars in Southern Africa

Workshop Team: Dr Ushehwedu Kufakurinani, University of Sussex; Dr Victor Gwande, University of the Free State; Dr Godfrey Hove, National University of Lesotho.

Writing for International Research Excellence for Early Career academics in South Africa (WIRE-SA)

Workshop Team: Professor Lindsay O’Dell, the Open University; Professor Alison September, University of Cape Town; Ms Anika Leslie-Walker, Nottingham Trent University.

Building capacity to publish in high-impact journals through mentorship and interdisciplinary training for Kenya-based Early Career Researchers in Applied Linguistics and Psychology

Workshop Team: Dr Natalia Rodríguez-Vicente, University of Essex; Dr Louise Rolland, University of Essex; Dr Lydiah Maingi, Kenyatta University.

Towards decolonising the publishing ecosystem through a three-tier intervention to benefit early career scholars from South Africa, Ethiopia, and Uganda

Workshop Team: Dr Masi Noor, Keele University; Dr Peace Kiguwa, University of the Witwatersrand; Dr Idia Binitie Thurston, Northeastern University; Dr Kevin Durrheim, University of Johannesburg.

Amplifying the Communicative Power of Public Health Researchers in Tanzania

Workshop Team: Professor Ann Kelly, King’s College London; Dr Irene Richard Moshi, Ifakara Health Institute and The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST); Dr Emmanuel Wilson Kaindoa, NM-AIST; Dr Grace Mhalu, NM-AIST; Professor Dickson Wilson Lwetoijera, NM-AIST; Professor Ivan Turok, Human Sciences Research Council.

Empowering African researchers to design competitive funding proposals: Training, mentorship and network building for African researchers working on randomised evaluations

Workshop Team: Dr Stefan Dercon, University of Oxford; Dr Constantine Manda, UC Irvine and Impact Evaluation Lab Economic Social Research Foundation; Mr Danford Sango, Impact Evaluation Lab Economic Social Research Foundation; Ms Dorothy Richards, Impact Evaluation Lab Economic Social Research Foundation; Ms Clare Hofmeyr, J-PAL Africa at the University of Cape Town; Ms Priya Nair, J-PAL Africa at the University of Cape Town; Dr Mareike Schomerus, Busara Center.

Training and Mentorship Programme on Academic Writing Skills in Business, Economics and Management

Workshop Team: Professor Viet Anh Dang, University of Manchester; Dr Nguyen Thi Mai Lan, VinUniversity; Dr Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh, Vietnam National University; Dr Tran Khanh Trang, FPT University; Dr Nguyen Thi Thuy Dung, Academy of Finance; Dr Nguyen Thanh Cong, Phenikaa University; Dr Jin Suk Park, VinUniversity.

Enhancing Sustainability Management Research in Egypt: Challenges of Academic Writing in Emerging Economies

Workshop Team: Dr Moataz Elmassri, University of Roehampton; Dr Mohamed Ahmed, Egyptian Elearning University; Dr Nermin Elkafrawi, Zagazig University.

Strengthening Academic Writing and Publishing Skills for ECRs in Madagascar: Researching the Environment, Peace and Conflict

Workshop Team: Dr Jessica Northey, Coventry University; Professor Jonah Ratsimbazafy, Antananarivo.

Enhance research skills and publication capacity of Early Career Researchers from local universities in developing countries

Workshop Team: Professor Tam Nguyen, Nottingham Trent University; Dr Hanh Le, Ton Duc Thang University.

Papers with Purpose: Writing Workshops for Research Impact with early career Health Professions Education Scholars in Southern Africa

Workshop Team: Dr Danica Sims, University of Oxford; Dr Natashia Muna, University of Cape Town; Ms Taahira Goolam Hoosen, University of Cape Town; Professor Francois Cilliers, University of Cape Town.

Decolonial Writing Workshops: Empowering Brazilian and Indonesian Women Scholars to Publish Global Academic Knowledge

Workshop Team: Dr Leon Moosavi, University of Liverpool; Dr Camila Prando, University of Brasilia; Professor Nina Nurmila, Indonesian International Islamic University.

Strengthening Academic Writing Skills, Building Networks and Fostering Mentorship for Early Career Researchers in Francophone and Anglophone West and Central Africa

Workshop Team: Dr Margaret Ebubedike, The Open University; Dr Kurauone Masungo, University of the Free State; Dr Ouya Bouma, L'université de la Francophonie Ndjamena; Dr Bukola Oyinloye, University of York; Dr Abigail Ehidiamen, University of Lincoln; Dr Joyceline Alla Mensah, University of Lincoln.

Promoting African perspectives on Innovation, Digitalisation and Entrepreneurship in Africa: an interdisciplinary writing and mentoring programme for African Early Career Researchers

Workshop Team: Dr Mumin Abubakre, Loughborough University; Dr Tessa Pijnaker, Verwey-Jonker Instituut; Professor Helena Christiana Barnard, University of Pretoria; Dr Tim Weiss, Imperial College London; Dr Jess Auerbach Jahajeeah, University of Cape Town; Professor Amon Chizema, Loughborough University; Professor Marcia Mkansi, University of South Africa.

Developing Research Capacity of Early Career Researchers in West Africa: A writing and mentoring workshop for Publication

Workshop Team: Professor Agyenim Boateng, Leeds Beckett University; Professor Mawuli Kodjovi Couchoro, University of Lome; Dr Raphael Akamavi, University of Birmingham; Professor Bob Conteh, Central University; Dr Adobea Yaa Owusu, University of Ghana; Professor Mark Saunders, University of Birmingham; Professor Donna Chambers, Northumbria University.

Elevating Entrepreneurship Research: Integrating Intersectionality and Systemic Perspectives

Workshop Team: Dr Bernd Wurth, University of Glasgow; Professor Fernando Gimenez, Federal University of Parana; Dr Edmundo Inacio Junior, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP); Professor Liliane de Oliveira Guimarães, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais.

Promoting Publication and Academic Writing towards Gender Equality research in Academia for Sustainable Development in Thailand

Workshop Team: Dr Pouria Liravi, University of Derby; Dr Navaid Reza Ahadi, Srinakharinwirot University; Dr Jumana Ghannam, Nottingham Trent University; Dr Porngarm Virutamasen, Srinakharinwirot University.

Writing For Research and Researcher Capacity-Building in Regional University Contexts (Mountains of the Moon University, Uganda and the University of Salford, UK)

Workshop Team: Dr Louise Ackers, University of Salford; Dr Emmanuel Kimera, Mountains of the Moon University; Dr Pereez Nimusima, Mountains of the Moon University; Dr Pamela Niyezimana, Mountains of the Moon University; Dr Faith Ahabyoona, Mountains of the Moon University; Dr Joanna Kataike, Mountains of the Moon University.

International Career Writing Programme for Researchers (ICWP)

Workshop Team: Dr Kirk Semple, Lancaster University; Professor Caroline Thoruwa, Kenyatta University; Dr Mary Mwangi, Kenyatta University; Professor Mohamadou Guelaye Sall, National Academy of Sciences and Techniques; Dr Ahouidi Ambroise D, IRESSEF Senegal; Dr Akanimo Odon, Lancaster University.

The awards listed are those for the 2023 International Writing Workshops. Previous award announcements can be found on the International Writing Workshops past awards page.

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