Haramaya University, Fulbright Scholars commences a 2-day Training on Research Writing


Haramaya University’s Vice President for Research Affairs Office in collaboration with US Fulbright Scholars commenced a 2-day Training program on ‘Grant Writing, Scholarly Writing and Open Access and Partnership’ at the main campus.  About 70 academicians, researchers and postgraduate students are participating in the training aimed to acquaint them with the current research writing methodologies and grant writing.

At the opening ceremony, Dr. Awol Seid, Director for Research Groups and Partnerships Directorate, in his welcoming speech, said “Winning a grant is very competitive and demands up to dated skills and have become a matter of common urgency for the higher learning institution of the world particularly for Africa.”  He mentioned that the office is dedicated to organize such training sessions for academicians, researchers and postgraduate students in partnership with local and international partners. 

The opening speaker, Professor Jeylan Wolyie, Vice President for Administration and Students Affairs addressed that “Universities are sites of science communication. University scholars face therefore, increasing pressure regarding their productivity in science communication and knowledge advancement.” He added that, without adequate communicative proficiency in science communication, it is difficult for the academician to reveal the scientific validity, methodological rigor, meta-analytical depth and ethical standards of our works. Therefore, Haramaya University, considering the current demand for scholarly contribution to the community, has organized the training in partnership with Fulbright Scholars.

The Gust trainers are from US Fulbright Scholars, Dr. Daniel Gelawu; faculty member of University of North Texas and Fulbright scholar in Addis Ababa University, Dr. Enjil Ford; Vice President of the International Society of Educational Planning and a Fulbright scholar at Addis Ababa University, Dr. Tara Welfung; currently working as a Fulbright scholar at Haramaya University and Dr. Adiss Kidan; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of south Carolina, currently working as a Fulbright scholar at Addis Ababa University. The training will focus on Grant Writing, Scholarly Writing and Open Access and will continue until March 14, 2020.


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