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Training workshop on writing winning grant research proposals

CYSTINET-Africa project at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) has organized a 4-day workshop on writing winning research grant proposals held 22nd to 25th 2020 at green park hotel in Bagamoyo Pwani.

On opening the workshop training, Dr. Ernatus Mkupasi on behalf of the organizing secretariat said that, the objective of the workshop is to enhance skills of Early Career researchers (ECRs) in research grant writing, effective research project implementation and research result utilization.

Lack of these skills, makes ECRs less competitive in attracting research funds thus limiting their potential in executing one of the core mandates of the University.

Multidisciplinary Team of 32 Participants including Professors, Senior Researchers and ECRs in all five SUA Collages are involved.  Trainees are expected to serve as future trainers of other members of SUA staff.

On the other hand, in her opening introduction, Prof. Helena Ngowi, the CYSTINE-Africa project director highlighted that, the overall goal of this project is to fill gaps on the way to control/elimination of Taenia solium cysticercosis/taeniosis (TSCT) and neurocysticercosis (NCC) investing into research, capacity building and networking. The training worship serves as the same purpose.

"This is a workshop is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) strengthen   Research Support departments at SUA in order to enhancing research project implementations at SUA”. She explained.

 She added that SUA plans Research support capacity strengthening (RSCS) programme, is intended to strengthen research support departments to achieve the overall goal. The RSCS measures target four important areas, namely, (1) Enhancement of skills of early career researchers (ECRs) in research grant writing, effective research project implementation and research result utilization, (2) Improvement of efficiency and transparency of procurement process for effective research activities, (3) Enhancement of research and publication management through improvement and adaptation of SUA's Research and Publication Documentation System (RPDS) and (4) Promotion and facilitation of retrieval of research innovations at SUA. The RSCS programme is in line with the SUA research strategy.

INFORMATION FOR EXHIBITIONS AND ADVERTISEMENTS DURING THE 38TH TVA CONFERENCE AT ARUSHA IINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE

TVA welcomes promotion and advertisements during the upcoming 38th TVA conference and will ensure maximum visibility of all sponsors. Promotion in the form of abstract (text), graphics (high quality image logos) or both are invited at any of the following four categories:

Tanzanite sponsors. Sponsors whose support exceeds USD 2,000 (exceed TZS 4,500,000). Sponsor logo appears in the conference banner in downtown, outside the conference venue, and inside the conference venue. During conference intersession breaks, logos of Sponsors will be displayed through LCD inside the venue. The logo will also appear on the first inner page of the book of abstract. In addition, Tanzanite sponsors are eligible to submit one A5 page of graphics, or combined graphics and text for inclusion into the Book of Abstract provided that promotional text does not exceed 250 words

Diamond sponsors. Supports range: USD 1,000 to 1,999 (TZS 2,300,000 to 4,499,999). Sponsor logo appears in second inner page of the book of abstract and in addition will be given one A5 page advertising space in the book of abstract as described above

Gold sponsors. Supports range: USD 500 to 999 (TZS 1,100,000 to 2,299,999). They are eligible for one A5 page of graphics, or combined graphics and text for inclusion into the Book of Abstract

Silver sponsors. Supports range: USD 250 to 499 (TZS 500,000 to 1,150,000). Sponsor can choose one of the following: Text only (250 words) or Graphics only promotional contents for inclusion into the Book of Abstract.

Submit promotional materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and copied (cc) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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EXHIBITORS

A fee for a pavilion with two tables and two chairs shall be TZS 500,000 or USD 250. Early booking is required.

For inquiries contact Dr Henry Ruhinguka through mobile number: (0715 617178), or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CLICK HERE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACT AND/OR CONFERENCE PAPER

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR THE 38TH TVA CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN ARUSHA AT AICC FROM 10TH TO 12TH DECEMBER 2020

The Tanzania Veterinary Association (TVA) is pleased to inform you that the 38th TVA scientific conference and Annual General    Meeting (AGM) will be held at Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC) in Arusha, Tanzania from Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th December 2020.

 

THEME: Equitable access to Veterinary services for improvement of animal health, productivity and welfare

 Sub-themes:

  • Public-private partnerships for innovative veterinary services in rural areas
  • Pillars of national disease emergency preparedness capacities and sustainable delivery of animal health services
  • Institutional set up required in supporting delivery of veterinary and extension services
  • Enhancement of health care and welfare of working and other animals

 

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS OR FULL PAPER

You are kindly invited to submit an Abstract and full paper of your study findings. The Abstract should not exceed 250 words comprising: a brief title, names of authors and their affiliations, brief background, methodology, key findings, discussion and conclusion/recommendations, followed by four to five keywords.

All submissions should be online through: https://tvj2.sua.ac.tz/index.php/TVA/about/submissions

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Submission deadline for Abstracts is 31st October 2020 whereas the deadline for full papers is 15th November 2020.

Kindly adhere to the deadlines because after that time the submission window will close, will not be available. In case of difficulties send email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS

There are two types of presentations are invited:

  • Oral presentation: Papers should NOT exceed 15 pages typed in MS Word, double spaced using 12pt font size of Times New Roman.
  • Power-point presentation should contain slides presentable within 10-15 minutes.

Placements for oral presentation will be decided based on availability of slots, early submissions will be given priority

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE

Conference Registration Fee is TZS 170,000 for all EAC participants except for retiree is TZS 120,000.

For participant coming from outside EAC is USD 150.

For more information about registration, contact Dr James Kawamala via: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Dr Caroline Uronu via: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    

Information for exhibitors and advertisement in banners and in the Book of Abstracts can also be found at the following Websites:

TVA, www.tva.or.tz; SUA (www.sua.ac.tz and www.cvmbs.sua.ac.tz); SACIDS, www.sacids.org;  

TVLA, www.tvla.go.tz;   and Ministry   of Livestock and Fisheries, www.mifugouvuvi.go.tz

 

You can also contact the following e-mails below to receive the information related to advertisements and exhibitions  directly

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Looking forward to meeting you in Arusha.

Dr Henry Budodi Magwisha HONORARY SECRETARY

Tel: +255-23-2603511-4   • +255-23-2604647

Sokoine University of Agriculture Selected for Seeding Labs’ 2020 Instrumental Access Program

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SUA is one of 18 awardees to receive equipment that will build scientific infrastructure to advance research and teaching

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Sokoine University of Agriculture,  Morogoro, Tanzania is honored to be one of 18 awardees from across the globe chosen to receive scientific equipment through Seeding Labs’ 2020 Instrumental Access program.

Instrumental Access makes high-quality laboratory equipment and supplies available to outstanding university departments and research institutes in developing countries. It is the flagship program of Seeding Labs, a US-based nonprofit working to help build sustainable scientific infrastructure that increases research capacity and empowers every scientist to change the world.

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Department of Veterinary Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is one of 18 awardees selected to receive an Instrumental Access 2020 award from a pool of 58 applications received from 20 countries. During the rigorous selection process, each applicant outlined the ways that an infusion of scientific equipment would remove barriers to STEM education and research at their institution—adding crucial scientific capacity.

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The 2020 Instrumental Access awardees were selected for their potential to solve problems and change lives through science,” says Christina Viola Srivastava, Director of Programs at Seeding Labs. “We welcome them all to our Instrumental Access network and look forward to working with each awardee to strengthen their scientific infrastructure.”

Equipment provides the necessary foundation for other critical resources that allow scientists to generate new knowledge, leverage sustainable funding, and better prepare university students for the scientific workforce.

“It’s critical that all scientists around the world have the tools they need to solve problems that impact us all,” says Melissa P. Wu, PhD, CEO of Seeding Labs.

 

The 2020 grantees have research interests across biology, chemistry, and engineering, including: drug development, reproductive health, plant science, veterinary physiology, STEM education, minerals engineering, and biomedical engineering. Ten countries are represented, one of which is new to Seeding Labs: Bangladesh.

About Seeding Labs

Seeding Labs is a Boston-based nonprofit empowering every scientist to transform the world. Through a coalition of more than 140 public and private sector partners, Seeding Labs connects scientists in developing nations with lab equipment, training, and opportunities to collaborate with experts in their field—and to use these vital resources to improve education, research, and economic development.

To date, Seeding Labs’ Instrumental Access program has shipped 255 tons of lab equipment to 80 institutions in 36 developing countries worldwide. Its TeleScience platform, viewed in more than 130 countries, offers a video library of video lab tips and tricks to share scientific expertise remotely. Additional information about Seeding Labs is available at http://seedinglabs.org/; on Facebook  and on Twitter at @SeedingLabs.