Second National Workshop on Nutrition Research Designs and Methods


Second National Workshop on Nutrition Research Designs and Methods

The Second National Workshop on Human Nutrition Research is an initiative under the Feed the Future Innovation lab for Nutrition and Tufts University, to enhance its ongoing support to the overall institutional and human research capacity around agriculture, health and nutrition in Nepal. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Child Health Division, Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, and Patan Academy of Health Sciences, the Innovation Lab will be conducting a one-week intensive workshop on “Nutrition Research Designs and Methods”, that will be held in Kathmandu from April 22-27, 2019. 

Workshop Objectives

  1. To understand and discuss the basic concept of research design, processes and components. Gain substantive knowledge in developmental and structural processes in preparing a research protocol. 
  2. To identify a research question with measurable precise objectives. Understand and develop appropriate research design and data collection and analysis methods.
  3. To identify a research topic representing gaps in scientific knowledge and complete a written research grant proposal on that topic.
  4. To verbally present the research design and respond to constructive criticism and queries during the presentation.

Who can apply?

Potential candidates may be currently involved in nutrition programs, policy, or clinical research, including medical students, physicians and public health professionals. Junior faculty in public health and nutrition at academic institutions throughout Nepal are also invited to participate. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to nutrition and public health practice and/or research. 


Participants taking this week-long workshop should be prepared with foundation courses in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physiology, nutrition, public health, and biostatistics/statistics.

Selection process and Pre-workshop Engagement

As part of the application process, participants will be asked to select and share three research questions of their interest. A total of 20 participants will be selected to participate in the workshop. The faculty leads of the workshop will review applications and select participants that are best suited to benefit from the course.  As part of the review process, faculty will group selected participants into groups of five based on an analysis of the research questions submitted and a common research interest.  Each working group (of five participants) will hold journal club throughout the duration of the workshop.  At the end of the workshop each participant will submit one letter of intent that will be reviewed by the workshop faculty leads. 

A pre-workshop orientation for the participants will be held in Kathmandu from April 15-17, 2019. 

Workshop Logistics and Arrangements

There is no workshop fee for the participants. The workshop will be held at the Park Village Resort in Budhanilkantha Kathmandu. The Nutrition Innovation Lab will sponsor food and lodging arrangements.

To Apply

You will need a passport sized photo, your current Curriculum Vitae (CV), and two reference letters for your application.  Please have these items ready before completing the online application.  One reference letter must be from your current supervisor/ department head.  Supervisor/ HOD should confirm attendance for the full 1 week of the course is permitted and indicate how the course will benefit the student.  The application deadline is February 28 2018.

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