“UANDISHI-Building Capacity for Writing Scientific Manuscripts” is an innovative and experiential training program in mentoring and scientific manuscript writing aimed at building capacity for writing scientific manuscripts, at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) University of Nairobi (UoN).  This program complements other training programs within FHS/UoN, and is hosted at KAVI Institute of Clinical Research.

This is a call for applicants (Mentees), for a mentored Scientific Manuscript Writing course, from 24th March to 30th June 2023. This training program will involve workshops and individualized mentoring while developing a manuscript for submission to a peer reviewed journal. The mentorship and training will consist of: -

Scientific Writing Workshop (6 days 24 - 31 March 2023): This will be an interactive workshop consisting of presentations and mentorship breaks, for building/enhancing manuscript-writing knowledge and skills.

Mentoring period (10 April – 19 May 2023): During this period, each Mentee shall receive structured and individualized mentorship towards developing their manuscript.

Peer review of manuscripts (05 – 09 June 2023): Experiential peer review of manuscripts and mentored writing. This will be followed by manuscript finalization and submission to a peer-reviewed journal for publication.

Applicants should be postgraduate students (Masters, Fellowship, PhD), Tutorial Fellows, or research staff from FHS; should possess research data; and be willing to develop a manuscript from their data.

If interested in participating in the program as a Mentee please use the link below to submit your application plus attach the following supporting documents: Curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages), and the attached form of support duly completed by your Chair/Head of Department.

The deadline for applications is 12th February 2023.


If you have any questions about the application please email to mentorship@kaviuon.org and kageni@uonbi.ac.ke; for questions about the program please contact the program Lead/Principal Investigator, Dr G. Omosa-Manyonyi, at gomosa@uonbi.ac.ke