Research writing workshop for early career-investigators

Early-career network yEACH is hosting a new event – the Research Writing Workshop, for researchers within the first ten years of their healthcare communication career. Early-career investigators often experience a lack of opportunity to work on research articles and proposals, struggle to manage their research time, and feel discouraged working in isolation (Carrol et al, 2010; Cherry et al., 2012). The aim of the Research Writing Workshop is, therefore, to provide a supportive and informal environment for early-career researchers to progress their writing and create a peer-to-peer network.

During the 3-day session, running from the evening of Wednesday the 4th to the afternoon of Friday the 7th of September, there will be briefs and exercises on techniques to help participants manage their time and writing tasks, as well as strategies to boost productivity. In addition, there will be dedicated time for participants to work on their writing project and plenty of opportunity to seek advice and feedback from colleagues.

Selection process

General eligibility requirements include that the candidate:

  • is an early-career investigator in the field of health communication
  • is – at the time of the RWW – writing a scientific paper about a relevant issue in healthcare communication
  • submits a complete application, including application form and CV

Please note that EACH membership is required for acceptance of attendance.  The maximum number of participants for the first session of this workshop is six. In the selection, the candidate’s motivation of how they wish to use the workshop to enhance their scientific writing will be taken into consideration. In addition, the aim is to find a balanced mix of professional background, country/institute, topics, and stage of research career in the selection of participants.

Selected participants will be asked to send a one– or two–minute video with their elevator pitch introducing themselves.


Click here to view the programme.

How to apply

Applications should include the following:

Applications and informal inquiries can be sent to Julia Amann at

The call will close on the 19 March 2018.


The ticket price for the Research Writing Workshop is £290. This includes shared accommodation with private bedrooms and bathrooms ( for three nights in Porto, breakfast and lunch during the days of the Workshop, and welcome drinks on the day of arrival. Participants will be expected to bring their own laptop to work on their writing project.


March 19: call for application closes
April: confirmation of places for selected participants.