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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.

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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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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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Professor Pancras John Mukasa Ssebuwufu (L) receives a plaque and citation from RUFORUM Board Member and Vice Chancellor Ndejje University-Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (Right) on 6th May 2021 at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 155 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus,

When Professor John Ssebuwufu ambled up to receive a certificate of recognition for his ‘exceptional’ contribution to higher education from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) at Makerere University (MU), he was thinking of many things, such as rewarding staff, that he could have done differently to impact university education more.

But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.

He presided over MU (in 1993) when student enrolment was 5,000 and left in 2004 when the population was surging to more than 15,000.

He emphasised the use of information communication technologies in almost all the institutions he had been involved in and sent many academic staff on exchanges to boost research and innovation. Now, more African universities engage in ground-breaking research.

So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.

Ssebuwufu, 74, who is currently the chancellor at Kyambogo University and the vice-chancellor of the University of Kisubi, is credited for his exemplary leadership and pragmatic methods that have shaped higher education in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022. Photo credit: AfDB

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa. Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development.

About the JADS program

The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline.  The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.

The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
  2. Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  3. University evaluates and selects applicants.
  4. University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  5. AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  6. AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

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WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update

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Prof. Tonny J. Oyana, Finance Chairperson, World Health Summit Regional Meeting Africa, June 2021.

SOPs: Our plan is to have 200 sets of people in different spacious rooms…

Prof. Tonny j. oyana, finance chairperson whs regional meeting africa

We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors…

Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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