Saturday, March 7, 2015

Call for Applications: TISS Scientific Writing Workshop, 27-29 April, Mumbai

TISS Scientific Writing Workshop 
27–29 April 2015
Venue: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Organizer: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai & Population Council, New Delhi

Centre for Health and Social Science, School of Health Systems Studies, TISS in collaboration with the Population Council, is organizing a Scientific Writing Workshop from April 27 – 29, 2015. The workshop is part of the Bill and Melinda Gates funded Knowledge Network Project that aims to build the writing skills of social researchers for scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. The workshop combines teaching with practical exercises to build scientific writing capacity and reinforce the principles taught. The venue is Tata Institute of Social Sciences, V. N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai 400 088, India. 

Objectives of the workshop
1. To teach the principles of effective scientific writing, and organizing ideas and content in a logical way for scientific publications/papers.
2. To build the skills of writing specific sections of a scientific paper [Abstract/Executive Summary, Introduction, Methods, Data Analysis and Findings, Discussion, Recommendations].
3. To train in the use of Endnote reference manager software. 

Eligibility and application
MPhil/PhD scholars and early career University faculty with a social science background, particularly in health and development, HIV, maternal and child health, gender and health, and family studies are eligible to apply. Researchers who have completed data collection/analysis and/or are beginning manuscript preparation (thesis or journal publication) will be given preference.
The number of participants for this workshop is restricted to 15. Applications should be sent by email with the following details: name, gender, University/college and department, name of Guide (for Doctoral students), topic, area and stage of research, and other relevant information, including publications; along with a short write-up (one paragraph) explaining why you would like to attend the workshop. The subject line should be: KN Scientific Writing Workshop
Email applications to: Dipak Suryawanshi, Research Associate; email address:
There is no fee for workshop participants. Selected participants will be provided free on-campus accommodation (twin-sharing), meals and refreshments during the workshop, and some course material. However, participants are required to meet their own travel cost to Mumbai and locally. 
Last date for receiving applications: March 15, 2015

Resource Persons: 
Ms. Deepika Ganju, Sr. Program Officer, Population Council 
Dr. Sangram Patel, Sr. Program Officer, Population Council
Ms Shrutika Sabarwal, Program Officer, Population Council
Dipak Suryawanshi, Research Officer, KN Project, TISS
Dr. Shalini Bharat, Professor, CHSS/SHSS, TISS

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