Grant writing workshops Winning competitive research grants, fellowships and awards is one of the most vital skills in research, yet many African health researchers lack the confidence, knowledge and support required to win competitive funding from international funders. This represents a significant obstacle for African researchers with aspirations of pursuing their own research questions or leading their own research groups. Since 2015, more than 170 health researchers from across Sub-Saharan African have benefited from our grant-writing workshops. These are facilitated by world-class research experts and experienced research managers, who all have vast experience in writing successful grants, serving on or managing grant review panels, and cultivating research leaders of the future. AREF is currently calling for applications from active, emerging health-researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa to participate in its sixth Essential Grant Writing Skills Workshop. Find out how to apply here.