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Making Research Work

Short or summer course

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Would you like to see research translated into tangible interventions, making an impact on society?


‘Making Research Work’ shows you how to apply an action-research approach. This course supports you involve and gain stakeholder’s commitment to jointly define and solve problems in your community. Simultaneously, it will help you make more impact on agricultural development and receive greater recognition.


The ‘Making Research Work’ course teaches you to solve agri-food problems through action-research and provides you with concrete skills to apply immediately in your work. Learn how to:


Identify your role as a researcher in agricultural innovation processes.

Navigate the complexity and unpredictability that are inherent to innovation processes.

Motivate actors to commit to engaging with your research.

Formulate and implement demand-driven research that serves the development needs of the community.

Apply different research approaches in line with the research goals.

Write proposals that attract funding for action-research.

Explain complex ideas in an accessible manner.

Negotiate and understand different perspectives.

Understand yourself and your role as researcher in multi-stakeholder processes.






12 days

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Application requirements

  • Proficiency in English
  • Professional who are researchers from universities or research institutes working in the agri- and food sector
  • Professional who are ambitious and want to make a change and who are ready to invest 8 - 10  hours per week for the period of the online part of the training 

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
15 Apr '24 5 Sep '23 5 Sep '23


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers scholarships to professionals for short courses in the Netherlands.

Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.

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