Call for applications: Cradle to Grave – A research & programme management workshop series

Are you an experienced research or programme manager who would like to hone your skills in programme design, implementation and close-out? Are you currently involved in other aspects of research but are interested in pursuing a career in research management?*

Applications to participate in the ‘Cradle to Grave’ workshop series are now open. Run by experienced research managers based in Botswana, South Africa, the UK and Zambia, participants will attend three workshops in late February and early March 2021 covering the key phases of the research grant lifetime, including:

  • Funding applications/landscape and pre-award design
  • Reporting frameworks for the implementation of research collaboration
  • Programme close-out: Wrap-up and legacy

To apply, please complete this brief online application form by Friday 22 January 2021.

This initiative is supported by the International Research Management Staff Development Programme funded jointly by the African Academy of Sciences and Association of Research Managers & Administrators in the UK.

For further information or questions, please contact Helen Coskeran ( or Sashin Harilall (  

*Note that priority will be given to those currently in research management positions or those with demonstrable interest to move to a research management function. An opportunity is given to expand on this in the application form.