3rd Course in Science Management

We contribute to improving the quality of management and coordination of research carried out in Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOP).


    The past few decades has seen growth in the international support provided for health research in Africa. However, research institutions face particular problems in developing good practices in the area of management, organisation and planning, all essential to ensure this research is sustainable.

    For this reason the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and ”la Caixa” Foundation, with the support of the Centro de Investigação em Saúde da Manhiça-Moçambique and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), are launching the 2nd Course in Science Management.


    Contribute to the improvement of research management quality and coordination carried out in Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOP) by providing participants with specialised training in managing research projects and leadership skills specific to developing countries.


    1. Develop leadership and management skills in science and technology, innovation and knowledge transfer, taking into account the current trends/situations of global health research.

    2. Develop strategic planning skills, focusing particularly on global funding dynamics.

    3. Analyse different models of organisational behaviour and promote responsibility, transparency and efficient communication among research partners.

    4. Identify internal challenges that may prevent applying for subsidies and which may affect scientific production.


    Researchers and/or managers of public and private research institutions in the area of health, in particular scientific directors, coordinators and programme managers in Lusophone Africa (PALOP).

    46 participants in the first three courses.