Workshop attendees gather on April 14, 2023, following the "Proposal-writing for Success" workshop.

Writing Successful Proposals for Compelling African Projects

The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) hosted a morning grant writing session for NMK partners and students interested in improving the quality of future project proposals to make them more informative and persuasive. Dr. Siro Masinde, Principal Research Scientist at NMK, gathered 37 researchers and students for the workshop led by Dr Julius Ecuru, JRS Trustee and Manager at BioInnovate at ICIPE & Matthew Cassetta, Executive Director of JRS Biodiversity Foundation.   The workshop focused on the mechanics of successful grant-writing including how to present ideas clearly, mistakes to avoid and how to align project objectives with donor goals.  In addition attendees were provided technical advice on how to present the science and methodology of their proposals.

Slide from the grant writing workshop.
Participants of the workshop.

JRS recognizes that practical training such as this proposal-writing workshop will help improve the visibility and reputation of the institutions who endeavor to advance biodiversity informatics by ensuring more persuasive and compelling project proposals.  Read more about JRS Biodiversity Foundation funded grants.