The Academy of Medical Sciences is convening researchers based internationally to discuss supporting research careers in different countries. Working to help researchers thrive in their careers is an important step towards building the capacity of the research systems. We piloted our first workshop in partnership with the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF) on 22 November 2022 in Johannesburg.
The second workshop will take place on 7 February 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The third workshop is expected to take place at the end of March 2023 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
About the workshops
The Academy’s new Researcher Capacity Building Workshops bring together researchers from different countries, different career stages, and different disciplines through regional platforms and networking events.
These workshops are an opportunity for participants to share and reflect on experiences of mentoring, peer support, and career development to identify good practices and challenges.
How they work
The Academy works with partners in country to develop the workshops, and these workshops identify areas and actors that could add value to the efforts to strengthen regional collaborations for researchers. This includes reflecting on how the Academies can support each other and work together to strengthen capacity building on an international level.
These workshops aim to expand the international impact of our career development programmes and connect cohorts of UK and international researchers to promote sharing best practice and collaboration.
They bring together interested parties including staff from partner organisations, universities, Fellows, researchers across career stages, Academy staff and award holders and expert facilitators within the region of focus.
These workshops are funded through Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding and give us the opportunity to run short, researcher career development programmes focused workshops in person in different ODA eligible countries.
Outputs from the workshop will include short reports summarising the discussion and identifying actionable recommendations.
The workshops are supported by