Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Visit to FARA of a delegation of the International Foundation of Science

Dr. Michael STAHL, director of the International Foundation for Science, explains how IFS provides some 300 grants per year. But the main activity of IFS has become to train scientists in how to write a good research proposal and how to communicate their research findings through a good publication

Professor Yola Verhasselt, Member of the Board Trustees of the International Foundation for Science, explains how young African researchers need to be trained in writing for international scientific journals. For her there is no ambiguity between reaching those international standards and the need to use research findings for vulgarisation. But researchers need to have specific financial means to be able to disseminate their research findings.

IFS is a research council with international operations and the mission is to build the scientific capacity of developing countries in sciences related to the sustainable management of biological and water resources.

IFS Announcement:

Proposal Writing Workshop on Underutilized Crops
Workshop: Nairobi, Kenya 24th - 29th Nov, 2008


  • AuthorAID is a new and FREE international research community. AuthorAID is a pioneering program based at the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP). It is supported by the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (Sida) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). This new web site has been developed in conjunction with the Institute of Learning and Research Technology at the University of Bristol UK. AuthorAID helps researchers in developing countries to publish and otherwise communicate their work. It also serves as a wider global forum to discuss and disseminate research. Example of their activities Scientific Writing Training Course, Zambia 25-29 Aug 08
  • Maximizing the Impact of Agricultural Research in Africa 21st-22nd October, 2008 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Workshop on Research Communication

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