Facilitator: Prof David Katerere is the Research Platform Chair for Pharmaceutical and Biotech Advancement in Africa (PBA2) at Tshwane University of Technology and Chair of PharmaConnect Africa, a non-profit organisation which is a premier convenor of the pharmaceutical industry in Africa.


Target Group: Emerging Researchers, Masters and Doctoral Candidates


The objectives of the workshop are to introduce and provide the participants with knowledge and strategies which will allow them to:

  • Conceptualize their research ideas
  • Understand the basics of proposal writing as the first step in thesis writing
  • Conduct literature reviews and synthesize the literature
  • Identify the research questions and formulate proper hypothesis and objectives
  • Understand and appreciate the differences between qualitative and quantitative research designs and selecting appropriate methods
  • Gain confidence in academic writing and science communication in general


Learning Outcomes:

  • Knowledge of mind-mapping techniques and how to use them to develop a concept
  • Working knowledge ideation, concept development and putting it down on paper into a coherent proposal
  • Time and resource management in the research proposal writing process
  • The do’s and don’ts of proposal writing
  • Critical appraisal of literature and ability to write review papers as a basis for proposal writing
  • Knowledge of databases and reference management


Requirements: The workshop is highly interactive and participants are asked to complete the pre-course assignments. Continued mentoring is also offered after the course.


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This workshop is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) through the University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG)


Workshop Information

24 - 26 August 2022


Online via Zoom

Registration is open (online form available on this page).

Kindly note: The maximum capacity of this workshop is 30 participants.

Enquiries: Jadine Januarie