Deadline:  June 30, 2019

Applications are open for the British Academy Writing Workshop 2019 for Sub-Saharan Africa. The University of Nottingham and the Zimbabwe Council of Higher Education, in partnership with the University of Zimbabwe, with funding support from The British Academy hereby invite applications for the “Writing for Sustainable Development: Towards strengthening African grant and research writing for publication” workshop which will take place at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe from 24-26 September 2019.

This workshop will strengthen the grant writing and impact publication capacities of early career researchers based at universities in the following six selected Sub-Saharan Africa countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The workshop offers early career researchers an opportunity to work on their paper with the support of a team of journal editors in a focused, intensive environment.


  • Successful applicants will be invited to attend the three-day writing workshop. They will receive training and support to develop and submit an article to an international, peer-reviewed journal within 12 months of the workshop.
  • Successful applicants from outside Zimbabwe will be offered travel (round trip economy fare), accommodation and dinner, whilst successful applicants from Zimbabwe who live outside Harare will receive appropriate travel support, accommodation and dinner. Lunches and refreshments will be provided during workshop sessions for all participants. Funding priority will be given to qualifying applicants who do not have institutional or third-party funding to support their attendance.


Applicants will normally meet the following criteria by having:

  • Proof of residency in one of the selected six Sub-Saharan African countries
  • Early career research status (within 5 years of doctoral award)
  • A PhD or equivalent research experience
  • 5-10 academic publications
  • Original empirical research in the Management OR Education (only Zimbabwe) fields that they plan to write-up into an academic article
  • Evidence of written and spoken English language proficiency
  • A commitment to submit at least one article to an international refereed journal within 12 months after the workshop
  • A commitment to disseminate their workshop learning to others in their localities including early career researchers,
  • Postgraduate students and colleagues in their home institutions and networks

Click here to apply.