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  • Start Date:

    Monday, August 17, 2020

  • End Date:

    Friday, August 21, 2020

Event Description

The course is designed to equip trainees with the knowledge and skills on how to write a successful grant application for research and other projects. This short course aims at enabling participants to well prepare, skillfully write and timely submit grant application as well as properly respond to reviewers’ comments

This course targets MUHAS faculty, students, researchers, Non-governmental and Governmental Organizations grant managers and other relevant professionals with at least a bachelor/equivalent level education. The applicants must demonstrate the need for the course by submitting a grant application at any stage of development or reviewers’ comments that need to be addressed or an abstract for a grant application.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course the participant is expected to;

  1. Find appropriate funding opportunities  
  2. Plan ahead of time and set a reasonable proposal writing schedule
  3. Write a letter of intent/pre-proposals and CV/bio sketch
  4. Differentiate a grant proposal that requires and does not require an ethical review 
  5. Adhere to the grant instructions. 
  6. Tailor/adopt ideas to the interests/priorities of the funding agencies. 
  7. Develop a well-structured proposal document
  8. Be able to mobilize, engage and coordinate internal and external collaborators who are important for the applied grant. 
  9. Develop a reasonable budget. 
  10. Describe how grant applications are reviewed and scored 
  11. Explain how to respond correctly to reviewers’ comments 
  12. To explain how to prepare and successfully go through the due diligence process
  13. Describe different ways of working collaborators remotely 
  14. Describe/define the role of OSP.

A combination of approaches will be used through this online/ virtually training including interactive lectures, group work, practical and problem-based learning techniques.

Course faculty

This course will be delivered by highly qualified and experienced Faculty from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. These faculty are either members of grant/ethical review boards or individuals who have successfully won a number of small and big grants.

Course duration

This is a four points Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) course which runs full time for five working days. The course will run from 17th to 21st August 2020.


Course fee

i) A course fee of 200,000 TZS or 100 USD will be charged for Non- Tanzanians and non-MUHAS-affiliated applicants.

ii) Scholarships are available from Sida through the Research and Training Support Subprogram for a limited number of selected MUHAS affiliated candidates who meet scholarship criteria.

The course fee covers; Tuition fee, course materials, and certificate


Mode of application

1.      For postgraduate students; send your application letter, maximum 2-page CV and proof (Letter from your supervisor or Head of Department) that you are currently pursuing postgraduate training in an accredited training institution in Tanzania.

2.      For other applicants send your application letter and a maximum 2-page CV. In your application letter state who pays for your course fee

3.      For all applicants include in your application a grant proposal at any stage of development, reviewers’ comments, a draft grant application, or a grant application abstract. Given the practical nature of this course, these documents will be advanced during the course.

All applications should be electronically sent to; & and copied to; and

The subject should be; Grant writing course

NOTE: Please send your applications before 10th, August 2020. We have limited vacancies therefore the come first serve first basis will guide the selection process.