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ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW): Call For Applications

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Start your engines, robots, and devices – it's time for a little competition!

The ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) is back and seeking top social innovators from around the world for its 2019 annual competition. This global contest is open to any individual or organization interested in taking a “hardware-led social innovation” to market. Applicants should have an existing prototype and have conducted some initial user outreach. In-person showcase events will take place in:

    India—April 4
    Kenya—May 9
    USA—June 13

Apply now through February 8, 2019 to win a share of US$500K* in prizes and a design and engineering review led by industry experts. Also check out the resources we've curated at the end of this message, specifically to help you through your engineering journey.

Visit www.thisishardware.org to begin your application and follow @ASMEishow on Twitter, and tweet about hardware led social innovation using #thisishardware.

For questions, contact: info@thisishardware.org.

*A total of US$500,000 will be awarded in cash and in-kind services, which includes a cash prize of US$10,000-US$50,000 to each of the nine winners, based on individual need for scaling their respective hardware solution.

Inventor’s Guide
Hardware is hard, but the ASME ISHOW is trying to make it easier by curating resources to inform your engineering journey. We've even created a design & engineering review framework specifically for hardware led social innovation – you will find it below, along with ISHOW FAQs, recommended reading and many more resources.

Visit Inventor's Guide

Maker Spaces Map
There are a growing number of spaces where you can meet fellow hardware innovators and make things. In collaboration with the Ananse Group we have curated a map of incubators, fab-labs, co-working centers and maker spaces.

Visit Maker Spaces Map

The Lemelson Foundation's Guide to Impact Inventing
This report focuses on what differentiates an invention-based entrepreneur from traditional entrepreneurs and highlights what support invention-based entrepreneurs require, what resources are available, what ecosystem level gaps remain, and what tangible actions can be taken to fill these gaps.

Visit Guide to Impact Inventing

ASME Global Development Review
Also, check out the ASME Global Development Review (@DemandASME) a case study based publication that is showcasing how engineering & design diligence is solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.

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Engineering For Change
E4C’s mission is to prepare, educate and activate the international engineering workforce to improve the quality of life of underserved communities around the world. They provide resources and platforms that accelerate the development of impactful solutions and ensure public health and safety around the globe.

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The RAN team, Makerere University is available to support potential applications through the process of emerging best. To receive support, please contact

Harriet Adong / Communications Manager
ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)
Makerere University School of Public Health
P.O Box 7072 Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256-414-343597
Mob:  +256-772-470626/ +256-701-100478
Email: hadong[at]ranlab.org
Website: www.ranlab.org
Skype: harriet.adong4

 

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Free Online Course: Fundamentals of Pharmacometrics

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Free Online Course: Fundamentals of Pharmacometrics, Sept-Nov 2021, IDI, Makerere University.

The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Makerere University invites graduate students, professionals and researchers in Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science to register for the 12 week introductory course: Fundamentals of Pharmacometrics, scheduled to run from September to November 2021.

Participants will learn the fundamental principles of pharmacology, biostatistics and mathematical modelling.

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Submit a motivation letter emphasizing any preexisting numerical skills and how the course will benefit you to cwaitt[at]idi.co.ug copying jkaboggoza[at]idi.co.ug.

Please state the email subject as pmxu21

Deadline for applications: 31st July 2021

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PhD scholarships in Social Sciences for 2021/2022

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The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from suitable candidates from Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania for a fully funded PhD scholarship in Social Sciences for the 2021/2022 Academic Year.
The Scholarship is part of a 6- year project on ‘Building Resilient Communities through Inclusive Education in Eastern Africa’, funded by the Norwegian Development Agency through the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) and implemented by the Department of Social Work, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) in partnership with University of Agder in Norway, University of Rwanda and Institute of Social Work in Tanzania. The objective of the scholarship is to enable academically qualified individuals from vulnerable and marginalised groups and communities that would not afford postgraduate education without support, to attain such an education.
It is expected that upon graduation the students can proactively contribute towards socio-economic transformation of their communities.

Please follow this link for more details about the call.

The closing date for receiving applications is Tuesday August 31st, 2021.

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Masters scholarships in Social Work for the 2021/2022 Academic Year

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The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from suitable candidates from Uganda and Rwanda for a fully-funded Masters scholarship in Social Work for the 2021/2022 Academic Year.

The Scholarship is part of a 6- year project on ‘Building Resilient Communities through Inclusive Education in Eastern Africa’, implemented by the Department of Social Work, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) in partnership with University of Agder in Norway, University of Rwanda and Institute of Social Work in Tanzania. The objective of the scholarship is to enable academically qualified individuals from vulnerable and marginalised groups and communities that would not afford postgraduate education without support, to attain such an education. It is expected that upon graduation scholars hip beneficiaries can proactively contribute towards socio-economic transformation of their communities.

Details can be found by following this link

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