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Funding Calls, Conference and Scholarship Opportunities 2012

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Grants Writing and Management Training Workshop
The Association of Research Administrators in Africa (ARAA) will hold its 3rd Annual Meeting and Training Workshop in Grants Writing and Management from February 3rd ­ 4th, 2012 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Workshop is hosted by Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences and will take place at Kunduchi Beach Hotel.

Grants Writing and Management Training Workshop
The Association of Research Administrators in Africa (ARAA) will hold its 3rd Annual Meeting and Training Workshop in Grants Writing and Management from February 3rd ­ 4th, 2012 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Workshop is hosted by Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences and will take place at Kunduchi Beach Hotel.

ARAA is also proud to announce a Pre-Workshop Training in Human Subjects Protections (HSP) to be conducted by Senior Investigators from US Partner Institutions at the same venue a day before the ARAA Training Workshop (Thursday 1st, January, 2012). Certificates in HSP will be awarded at the end of this 1 Day Training Workshop.

  • Registration for the ARAA Workshop can be done at http://araafrica.org/registration/
  • Registration for the Human Subjects Protections (HSP) Workshop can confirm their participation with dathuman@muhas.ac.tz, dbukini@yahoo.com, or mmandabanda@yahoo.com

Registration costs per each Workshop day for each participant is $40. This will cover conference materials, Lunch break and day time tea breaks.

For further details, contact

Senior Research Administrator
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences,
P.O.Box 65001, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel. +255 22 2152489 (office)
+255 787 670349 (mobile)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Funding for Uganda

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Provision of Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care, Treatment and Prevention Services in indigenous Health facilities in the Republic of Uganda under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=136573

Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions (D43)

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage applications for research training programs to strengthen the HIV research capacity at low- and middle-income country (LMIC) institutions. Each application should propose a training program that will build or strengthen research capacity in an applicant-defined HIV-related scientific topic at an identified LMIC institution.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-068.html
<http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-068.html >

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Funding

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Operations Research (Implementation Science) for Strengthening Program Implementation through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=136553

Limited Competition: Planning Grant for Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions (D71) John E. Fogarty International Center

The purpose of this FOA is to encourage institutions in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC) to submit an application for a planning grant under the Fogarty HIV Research Training Program. This program supports
research training that will strengthen the HIV research capacity of institutions in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC).

The applicant institution must have a strong and high quality HIV research program in the scientific topic proposed under this FOA and must have the requisite faculty and facilities on site to conduct the future research training program.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-070.html

The Medical Education Partnership Initiative Linked Awards (MEPI) (R25)

This NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), supported by funds from the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), invites applications from foreign Institutions in Sub-Saharan African countries who are a part of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative Network of institutions to develop research capacity and research education opportunities in priority health areas related to and/or beyond HIV/AIDS. These opportunities are intended to strengthen medical education systems in the countries in which they exist,
and build clinical and research capacity in priority health areas related to and/or beyond HIV/AIDS.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TW-11-004.html

Training Programs for Critical HIV Research Infrastructure for Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions (G11)

The overall goal of the Fogarty HIV Research Training Program is to strengthen the human capacity to contribute to the ability of institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) to conduct HIV-related research on the evolving HIV-related epidemics in their country and to compete independently for research funding. Training is expected to strengthen the HIV research capacity of the specified LMIC institution.

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-069.html

Global Research Initiative Program for New Foreign Investigators (GRIP)

This proposes to conduct behavioral and social sciences research relevant to global health and is intended to promote productive development of foreign investigators from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-280.html

Award for Women¹s Creativity in Rural Life 2012

Nominations are open for the 2012 WWSF Women's World Summit Foundation Prize honoring women and women's groups around the world exhibiting exceptional creativity, courage and commitment for the improvement of the quality of life in rural communities. Nominees should be women and women¹s groups
currently active in rural life whose efforts have not yet been acknowledged by other awards.

http://www.woman.ch/index.php?page=nomination-guidelines&hl=en_US

Applications for the 2012 Land for Life Award

UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) is currently inviting applications for 2012 Land for Life Award with the aim of rewarding and recognizing the leadership for sustainable land management

http://www.unccd.int/land4life/menu.php

The Shelters for All Competition

The Shelters for All Competition is organized for developing solutions to the urban housing crisis existing in the developing world. It seeks innovative designs for housing in poor and densely populated urban areas.

http://sheltersforall.org/faq.php

Dell Social Innovation Challenge Competition

Beginning January 3, 2012 Dell Corporation invites all undergrad or graduate students in any field of study, from any country, to enter the Social Innovation Challenge competition.

Purpose of the Challenge
The Dell Social Innovation Challenge identifies and supports promising young social innovators who dedicate themselves to solving the world¹s most pressing problems with their transformative ideas. We provide university students interested in social entrepreneurship with world-class teaching and training as well as with start-up capital and access to a network of mentors and advisors.

http://dellchallenge.org/

EDCTP Strategic Primer Grants

Strategic Primer grants provide funding for research groups in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe to conduct innovative, ambitious studies that will generate results to inform future clinical trials; sustain and strengthen
the capacity built up under EDCTP I; and increase networking of African and European Member States¹ research programmes.

http://www.edctp.org/Current-Call.410+M5a50c93a471.0.html

Applications invited from African Scholars for the Guest Researcher at Nordic Africa Institute

The Nordic Africa Institute is seeking applications for the Guest Researchers¹ Scholarship Program from scholars in Africa that are engaged in research on the African continent. Female researchers are especially
encouraged to apply

Eligibility
Nordic Institute¹s Guest Researchers¹ Scholarship Program targets scholars in Africa that are engaged in research on/about the African continent and with a proven track record of extensive post-graduate research experience. The institute encourages women to apply for these scholarships.

http://www.nai.uu.se/scholarships/african/

The FRIDA Young Feminist Fund call for applications open

The Young Feminist Fund mobilizes resources, funds and strengthens the participation and leadership of young feminist activists globally. The goal of The Young Feminist Fund (FRIDA) is to provide accessible, strategic and responsive funding for young feminist-led initiatives, and to strengthen the capacity of young feminist organizations to both leverage their own resources and increase their social change impact. FRIDA invites applications from groups led by young women and transgender youth under 30 years of age

http://youngfeministfund.org/2011/12/grants-programapply-for-a-grant/

Royal Society Pfizer Award

This call is for nominations for the Royal Society Pfizer Award, targeting young researchers based in Africa working in the life sciences. Last year, the 2011 Royal Society Pfizer Award was given to Dr Julie Makani for her outstanding research into using anaemia in sickle cell disease as a model for translating genetic research into health benefits. The call for nominations for the 2012 Royal Society Pfizer Award is now open.

For more information about the award and the nomination process please visit royalsociety.org/pfizer-award
<http://newsletters.royalsociety.org/c/13FrKKontqhsuOps5GJo4iLz>

The call for nominations will close on 6 February 2012.

WORKSHOPS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Abstracts and Scholarship Calls for the XIX International AIDS Conference

The AIDS 2012 will bring together leading scientists, public health experts, policy-makers and the HIV-affected community to translate recent momentous scientific advances into action that will address means to end the epidemic, within the current context of significant global economic challenges. The
Conference will take place in the United States.

Full and partial scholarships available to people from resource-limited settings and communities, researchers, young people, community activists and civil society representatives

Registration for the XIX International AIDS Conference is now open. All registrations for AIDS 2012 must be submitted through the online registration form.

http://www.aids2012.org/Default.aspx?pageId=305

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.

IMPORTANT:

(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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