NCPOR and Current Science are organising workshop on science writing from 26 May to 2 June 2019 at NCPOR, Goa.

Workshop on Writing Science

NCPOR, Goa 26 May to 2 June 2019

 organised in partnership with Current Science 

Currrent Science has been organising workshops on science writing with a view to improving the quality of scientific output from India. NCPOR is proud to host the ninth workshop in this series from 26 May to 2 June 2018.

Unlike most other workshops, there are three separate components in the workshop.

  1. One month long email discussion group before the workshop
  2. Eight days of intensive and immersive face-to-face workshop
  3. Three weeks of practicing the skills learned using the tools and techniques introduced in the workshop under online mentoring and guidance.

I.   Email discussion group from 26 April to 26 May 2019

The first virtual component of the workshop is intended to provide knowledge resources and links related to science and to writing.

  1. Science in Indian constitution
  2. Science Policies 
  3. Science in Plans
  4. Programmes and schemes
  5. Organisation of science in India 
  6. R & D Labs in India
  7. Comparison of science in India with  other countries

·     The attempt is to provide the participants the missing components in their science education, awakening them to the History, Philosophy, Methodology, Structure, Sociology, Politics and Economics and culture of science - provoking the participants to develop their scientific temper / attitude / spirit.

The group interaction is used to ensure that the participants know a little bit about each other before they meet in the face-to-face workshop. This helps to reduce time and effort spent in small group formations during the workshop.

The participants are expected to spend ten to fifteen minutes of online time twice a week for this component of the workshop.  The responses from the participants provide the trainers clues about the strengths and weakness of participants and plan for specific inputs for individual participants.

II.    Face to face workshop from 26 May to 2 June 2019

The workshop has four sessions of 90 minutes each broken by tea breaks and lunch. Besides presentations, there will be discussions, demonstrations, reading, writing and editing exercises. This workshop will involve work. Active participation would be required.

The workshop is designed as an immersive and intensive experience.

III.    Online mentoring and feedback from 2 – 26 June 2019

The group that was formed before the workshop becomes active again after the workshop. Now the participants have a choice: they can drop out after 26th June if they wish. But those who want can continue writing and will be given feedback and mentoring online, till they become confident enough in their skills to write papers, reviews, grant proposal and project reports.


Applications are invited from scientists and science faculty working in India. The application form can be accessed from - 

Last date for receiving applications: 9 April 2019

Announcement of selected candidates: 10 April 2019