From April 24-26, 2023, the National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) Ethiopia, in collaboration with the National Training Center, organized a three-day grant writing training for 28 researchers from EPHI, universities, and regional public health institutes. The training aimed to equip researchers with essential skills and knowledge for writing potentially fundable proposals.
The training covered a range of topics, including identifying funding sources, understanding the grant application process, developing a strong proposal, and points to consider in budgeting for a project. The training also included practical exercises to help participants apply the concepts they learned in a real-world context. Additionally, the training also covers ethics in public health research.
One of the key benefits of the training was the opportunity for researchers from different institutions to network and share their experiences. The participants had the chance to learn from each other, ask questions, and discuss common challenges in grant writing.
The grant writing training was provided by senior researchers (Dr. Dawit Wolday and Dr. Adamu Addissie) with extensive experience in grant writing and public health research. They provided guidance and feedback to participants throughout the training, helping them to develop their proposals and increase their chances of securing funding.