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Call for Applications for Post-Doctoral Research Grant

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Nurturing Emerging Research Leaders Through Post-Doctoral Training At Makerere University (NERLP); 2017 – 2019

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has been one of the big supporters for research at Makerere University, leading to the development of a critical mass of staff graduating with PhDs. There is need to nurture these graduates by providing research funds to train them at Postdoc level so as to enhance their research productivity and create a community of scholars  with the potential to become leaders in their fields. This will improve the quality of supervision, publication scholarship and contribute to the strategic direction of Makerere as a research led university. Makerere University received a 2-year grant aimed at ,“Nurturing Emerging Research Leaders through Post-Doctoral Training at Makerere University, This grant focuses on enhancing the research capacity of Makerere University staff by supporting 15 postdoctoral research projects tenable at Makerere University.

It is a requirement for each post-doctoral team to have (a) Principal Investigator (PI), who applies for the grant; (b) a co-investigator, (c) a mentor (a senior researcher in the applicant’s field of specialty who has demonstrated research leadership in form of research output and publication) and (d) a Master student in the 2nd year of study. The successful post-doctoral fellows shall be expected to complete their research project(s) within 24 months from the time of award.

Makerere University is now pleased to invite applications from eligible University staff for post-doctoral fellowships.

ELIGILIBITY CRITERIA
1) The Carnegie Corporation-supported PhD graduates in any discipline
2) Evidence of Full-time employment at Makerere University
3) Applications should be accompanied with a research proposal (Maximum 10 pages, 1.5 Line Spacing, Font 12 Times New Roman). The research proposal should clearly indicate a prospective Mentor and the Co-investigator. The prospective mentor should endorse the research proposal.
4) A statement of motivation (Maximum 2 pages)
5) Applicants should have completed their PhD degree within 10 years from the time of the advertisement.
6) At least 20% of the fellowships will be reserved for women
7) A letter of support from the Head of Department.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
The applicants should submit both:
1. Electronic submission of the full application with supporting documents should be sent to:
The Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Makerere University.
Email: conference@rgt.mak.ac.ug  Copy to: director@rgt.mak.ac.ug

2. Three (3) hard copies addressed to:
The Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training,
Research and Innovations Division; Lincoln House Room B5
Makerere University, P.O.BOX 7062, Kampala.

3. APPLICATION SUBMISSION TIME: The deadline for submission of both electronic and hard copies applications is FRIDAY, 7TH JULY 2017 AT 5:00PM East African Standard Time.

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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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