Gender Mainstreaming Directorate Holds Workshop on Grant Proposal Writing

The Gender Mainstreaming Directorate has held a two-day workshop on Successful Grant Proposal Writing for female Senior Members to build their capacity in winning grants for the University.   

The Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni in his opening address, encouraged the Senior Members to develop the habit of writing proposals for grants to aid and improve their research and academic prowess.  

Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni addressing participants

“For the past decades, grant sourcing has become one of the requirements in the search for Vice-Chancellors, Deans and Chief Executive Officers in many institutions. Sourcing for funds has become a critical component of our lives as tertiary institutions in Africa because governments all over Africa have for the past twenty years or so, started realising the impossibility of totally sponsoring and taking care of the requirements of Universities in the sub-region,” the Vice-Chancellor said.  

The Head, Gender Mainstreaming Directorate, Ms. Eva Annan stated that the basic objective of the Directorate is to address gender representation gap in the University and obtain some gender balance adding, the workshop was one way to help accomplish that mandate.  

Head, Gender Mainstreaming Directorate, Ms. Eva Annan

The Resource Person, Dr. Seth Adu-Afarwah who is a lecturer at the Department of Food and Nutrition, University of Ghana, Legon, took the participants through various techniques of writing an effective grant proposal. He indicated that a typical proposal should have five components namely abstract, application checklist, research plan, budget and budget justification and other appendix elements.

  Dr. Seth Adu-Afarwah during one of the presentations

Participants made dispassionate deliberations and recommendations on the presentation for their advancement.  

Present at the workshop were the University Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Alexander Edwards; Senior Assistant Registrar, Division of Operations, Mr. Francis Teye; female Senior Members and male staff.

A section of female senior members who present at the workshop