Facilitator: Dr Rakeshnie Ramoutar-Prieschl currently holds the position of Head of Department: Research Capacity Development at the University of Pretoria where she is responsible for the portfolio that includes: (i) grants management, (ii) early career training and mentorship, as well as driving (iii) strategic partnerships in support of staff doctoral candidates. She has been appointed as a facilitator, lecturer and trainer for numerous projects in Africa geared towards strengthening the research and grants management capacity, both at universities as well as science granting councils.


Target Group: Early Career Researchers and Postdoctoral Fellows


Background: The workshop focuses on the challenges that Early Career Researchers (ECRs) face, and shares with the delegates the institutional and national plans in place. The workshop emphasises the opportunities and support interventions available to ECRs. The final leg of this workshop addresses how women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) can build their careers as ECRs.


The following topics will be covered:

  • What is the ECR?
  • The barriers facing ECRs
  • The "Silent Majority"
  • Institutional Support Interventions
  • National Plans to support ECRs
  • Finding funding for ECRs
  • Grant opportunities for ECRs
  • Women in Science


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


Workshop Information

22 February 2023


Ocean Sciences Campus, B-Block Boardroom 2, Gomery Avenue, Summerstrand

Registration for this workshop is now closed.


Enquiries: Jadine Januarie