University of Ghana Faculty Receive Multiple grants following Grant Writing Workshop led by WashU Faculty

October 27, 2019

Participants at the 2018 Ghana Grant Writing Workshop

Participans at the 2019 Ghana Grant Writing

The Africa Initiative sponsored the 2nd Annual Grant Writing Seminar in health-related areas, social science and medicine for all faculty at the University of Ghana. The seminar took place on October 21st – 24th, 2019. The WU Africa Initiative sponsored team included Dr. Sarah England, The Alan and Edith Wolf Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University; Dr. Methodius Tuuli, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indiana University, originally from Ghana and formerly of Washington University; Dr. Deborah Frank, Grants Editor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University and Dr. George Kyei, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology, Washington University and Senior Research Fellow, NMIMR, University of Ghana. Accompanying this delegation was Assistant Vice Chancellor for International Affairs-Africa, Washington University, Dr. Benjamin Akande.

Read article by Ghanaian Times here.

The first of such workshops was organized in July 2018 at the University of Ghana, at that time jointly sponsored by the WU Institute for Public Health and UG Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research. As a result of the 2018 Workshop, faculty members from the University of Ghana received $1.5-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Defense and €500,000 euros and a $150,000 fellowship grant from the European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership.

Participants at the 2018 Ghana Grant Writing Workshop