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Strengthening South African writing for academic outputs

Strengthening South African writing for academic outputs


22 November 2023 - 24 November 2023    
All Day


Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch

Event Type

A 2-Year Academic Writing Programme has been unveiled, aimed at bolstering South African writing for academic outputs. Early career researchers (ECRs) are invited to participate, designed to enhance their writing and research through a series of workshops and mentoring sessions.

Programme Highlights

  • Duration: A 2-year journey of mentoring and learning.
  • Workshop: A 3-day in-person event scheduled in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in November 2023.
  • Conference: A virtual assembly set for the second year.
  • Mentoring: Uninterrupted academic mentoring from distinguished scholars across diverse disciplines.

Collaboration Between

  • South African Institutions: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University and Stellenbosch University.
  • UK Collaborators: De Montfort University (Lead), The University of Sheffield, and The University of Nottingham.

What the Programme Offers

  • Insights and strategies for proficient academic writing.
  • Engagements with a proficient mentorship team, which includes seasoned researchers, educators, and journal editors.
  • Tailored activities to achieve individual and collective objectives, designed to enhance academic writing and publishing capabilities.

Application Details

  • Eligibility: ECRs in the final stages of their PhD or within 10 years post-defence, hailing from varied disciplines such as health, humanities, and social sciences.
  • Slots Available: 22.
  • Funding: The British Academy.

The path has been laid for ECRs to amplify their academic writing skills and fortify South African academic contributions, guided by a team of seasoned mentors and academicians. Participants will have the opportunity to gain invaluable insights, partake in specialised workshops, and fortify their academic career trajectory.

Applications & Further Information