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Call for Applications: Writing Fellowship in Human Behaviour and Wellness Promotion

 

The Centre for Behaviour and Wellness Advocacy (Ghana), supported by the Laboratory of Professional and Pedagogical Training (USA), is pleased to announce the first Writing Fellowship Programme in Human Behaviour and Wellness Promotion.

This Fellowship Programme is designed to foster excellence in research synthesis and publication. It offers a unique opportunity for emerging scholars to engage in review projects under the guidance of experienced mentors, leading to the development and publishing of mentored research papers.

 

About the Fellowship:

The Writing Fellowship is designed to provide participating teams with a structured framework to conduct scoping reviews in eleven (11) specific wellness behaviour research themes. Scoping reviews are essential for mapping the existing literature, identifying research gaps, informing policies, and developing future research questions. This fellowship is a stepping stone for emerging scholars, especially from low- and middle-income countries, who aspire to enhance their research skills, contribute to evidence-based practice, and build a strong foundation for further research.

 

Thematic Areas:

  • Alcohol use
  • Behavioural addictions
  • Dietary behaviours
  • Drug and substance use
  • Food safety
  • Hygiene
  • Mental health
  • Occupational health
  • Physical activity
  • Sexual behaviours
  • Violence and unintentional injuries
  • Child and family behaviours

 

Fellowship Benefits:

  • Mentorship: Fellows will work closely with experienced mentors who are experts in thematic areas, scoping review methodologies, and publication processes. Mentors will guide fellows through the entire research process, from defining research questions to drafting and submitting manuscripts.
  • Research Collaboration: Fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse cohort of peers and mentors, fostering a rich learning environment and providing opportunities for interdisciplinary discussions.
  • Publication: The ultimate goal of the fellowship is to produce high-quality scoping review papers. Fellows will be supported in preparing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, ensuring that their work reaches a wider audience.
  • Skill Enhancement: Fellows will gain hands-on experience in scoping review methodologies, literature searching, data extraction, and analysis. This skill set is transferable and valuable across various research domains.

 

Eligibility:

  • Early-career researchers, postgraduate students, and professionals keen on scoping review methodologies and evidence synthesis.
  • A background in a relevant discipline, such as medicine, nursing, public health, psychology, social sciences, or related fields.
  • Strong English communication and scientific writing skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a virtual research environment.
  • Availability and readiness to commit three (3) months (November 01, 2023 – February 01, 2024).
  • Females and teams from low-and middle-income countries are highly encouraged.

 

Training Cost

The total training cost is $2000. However, the Centre for Behaviour and Wellness Advocacy grants a full scholarship to all successful applicants in the first cohort.

 

Application Guidelines:

Interested applicants are required to form teams of two (2) or three (3) members. The team must submit the following documents:

  • An application letter addressed to: The Programme Director.
  • A letter of motivation.
  • An up-to-date CV (maximum two [2]  pages) for each member.
  • A copy of full academic transcript (s).
  • A brief outline (max. 500 words) of interested thematic areas.

The application must be submitted electronically as a single document to info.cbwa@mail.com, with copies sent to dkattigah@gmail.com and j.sarfo@infar.net.

Applications will go through a highly competitive process, resulting in five (5) successful teams emerging as members for the first cohort.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted within ten (10) days after the deadline.

                                         

Timeline:

Application Deadline: Not later than 17:00 GMT, October 19, 2023.

Fellowship Award Announcement: October 29, 2023.

Fellowship Duration: November 01, 2023 to February 01, 2024.

 

For further inquiries, don't hesitate to get in touch with Dean Kormla Attigah (Mobile: +233 249 527 695 or Email: dkattigah@gmail.com).

 

Join us on this journey to enhance your research skills, contribute to evidence-based knowledge, and advance the fields of behaviour and wellness promotion through evidence synthesis. We look forward to receiving your applications!


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