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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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Advert: Mature Age Entry Scheme – Private Sponsorship 2024/2025

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Students sit for an exam in the pre-COVID era, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the Undergraduate
Programmes under the Mature Age Entry Scheme only for Private Sponsorship for
2024/2025 Academic Year.
Non-Refundable Application fee of Shs. 50,000/= for Ugandans OR $75 Equivalent for
Internationals, plus bank charge should be paid in any of the banks used by Uganda
Revenye Authority after generating a Payment Reference Number (PRN).

  • Apply using the Institution’s Applications Portal URL:https: //apply.mak.ac.ug
  • Application is for candidates who passed the Mature Age Entry Examinations of December 17, 2022 and February 24, 2024 only.
  • Any candidate who passed the examinations in mentioned above and was not admitted on Government/ Private sponsorship for December 17, 2022 sitting, and for Government sponsorship for February 24, 2024 sitting, is eligible to apply for admission on Private Sponsorship for 2024 /2025 Academic Year.

The closing date for applying will be Friday 26th July, 2024.

Further details can be accessed by following this link.

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Diploma/Degree Holders Admission Lists 2024/25

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Main Library, Makerere University. Photo taken on 29th February 2016.

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of Diploma/Degree Holder applicants admitted under Private/Self Sponsorship for the academic year 2024/25. Please note that admission is subject to verification of academic documents by the awarding institutions.

The admission list is displayed here below:

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African Futures Research Leadership Program: Cohort 5 – Call for Scholars

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Participants at the initial AAP convening participate in design-thinking exercises to help imagine the future of partnerships between MSU and Africa. Photo: AAP

The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) is seeking applicants for the fifth cohort of the AAP African Futures Research Leadership Program. This competitive visiting scholar program supports early career researchers from the AAP consortium to work for one year under the mentorship of faculty members from MSU and their home institution, focusing on building skills in research for impact, writing scholarly and/or policy publications, disseminating of research results, and developing grant proposals for external support. Scholars will also participate in a structured professional development program while building bridges and lasting connections with MSU contacts and across their cohort. 

The main objective of the African Futures program is to strengthen the capacity of a cadre of African researchers to return to their home institutions and become scientific leaders in their community, establish long-term partnerships with MSU faculty, co-create innovative solutions to Africa’s challenges, and in turn become trainers of the next generation of researchers. This program aims to address the gender gap in Africa, where only 30% of researchers are women, so scholars selected for the program will be women, or men who can demonstrate they are committed to support efforts towards gender equity in higher education institutions in Africa. The research areas that the scholars will engage in during the program should be aligned to AAP’s research priority areas

The AAP Management Team requests applications from early career researchers to participate in the next cohort, with work to begin virtually in February 2025. Scholars will spend September – December 2025 at MSU for the in-person portion of the program, followed by another period of virtual collaboration, ending in early 2026. The scholar and mentor team will receive a small grant for research and professional development activities including conference attendance and publication. Scholars will also receive a stipend during their time at MSU, visa application support, and round-trip travel from their home institution.

Eligibility

  • Citizen of an African country 
  • Completion of a PhD degree within the last 10 years 
  • Employed as an Academic Staff member at one of the AAP African consortium universities including Egerton University, Makerere University, University of Dar es Salaam, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Botswana, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University Cheikh Anta Diop, University of Arts and Humanities, Bamako, United States International University-Africa, and University of Pretoria 
  • Have documented approval of leave or sabbatical to participate in the program for the in-person period 
  • Have a mentor at their home institution that will serve as a collaborator and mentor
  • Research must be in one of the AAP priority areas
  • Applicants may only submit one proposal to AAP in this round of funding. Prior scholars are not eligible to apply. 

To learn more about the program, including how to apply, click below

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Applications to be an African Futures scholar are due August 18, 2024

Additional program dates:

  • Program start date (virtual): February 2025
  • In-person program: Sept – Dec 2025
  • Program end date: February 2026

Please contact Jose Jackson-Malete at jacks184@msu.edu or +1 517-353-6989 with any questions.

Source: AAP

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