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DAAD In-Country In-Region Competitive Masters & PhD Scholarships 2019

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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in collaboration with Makerere University is once again in a position to offer up to 6 PhD scholarships in Plant Breeding and up to 8 Masters scholarships in Environment and Natural Resources for the 2019 intake:

Host Institution(s):

Makerere University, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Application requirements:
In addition to the specific application requirements of the study programme/course you are applying for, please note the following DAAD application requirements:
•    Citizenship of a country in Sub-Saharan Africa  
•    Bachelor’s and / or Master’s degree qualification with at least above average results
•    Proof of admission to Makerere University to the desired degree programme or official letter assuring admission
•    For PhD applicants: Evidence of being a staff of a public or private university (or candidate considered for teaching or research staff recruitment).

Duration and commencement:
The awards are available for up to a maximum of two years (Master) and three years (Ph.D.). The scholarship is initially granted for one year and may be extended upon individual request and receipt of a complete application by using a form to be availed at the appropriate time in the DAAD Portal. The application for renewal has to be submitted at least one month before the scholarship period expires. Please note that this is not a full scholarship, as DAAD will only provide funding as stated in the scholarship information sheet. The value of the scholarship is in the information sheet.

Eligible programmes and specific requirements:  

Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources
Applicants are required to fulfil the general minimum entrance requirements of Makerere University. Applicants must possess a good honours degree in relevant disciplines such as natural sciences, environmental sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, agricultural sciences, engineering, law and humanities from a recognized University/Institution.

PhD in Plant Breeding
Holds a Master’s degree from a University recognized by Makerere University, in Plant breeding or related fields (Examples: Crop Sciences, Genetics, Plant Sciences).

For both MSc and PhD, in addition, applicant should also possess a Ugandan Certificate of Education with at least five passes (or its equivalent) and a Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least two principal passes and one subsidiary pass obtained at the same sitting (or its equivalent).

Equal opportunities:
Female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application instructions:
This is the first stage of application. Written applications should be addressed to the Director DRGT, Makerere University and accompanied with certified copies of bachelor/masters degree transcripts and certificates, at least a provisional admission letter or evidence of application for admission, evidence of teaching employment in a University (PhD applicants), and two referees letters. Applications should be submitted in soft (scanned, PDF) or hard copies to Ms. Grace Akol, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Research and Publications Office, Lincoln Flat B5, Makerere University, not later than 5.00 pm on Friday 15th February, 2019. Soft copies should be E-mailed to: conference@rgt.mak.ac.ug. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

In the second stage of application, the shortlisted candidates will be guided by DRGT to log onto a DAAD web portal (https://portal.daad.de/irj/portal) to register and submit an application and appropriate documents to DAAD Nairobi (see information sheet for scholars, 2019/20; Section 2. DAAD Application documents). DAAD reserves the right of final selection.

Selection of candidates:
A panel constituted by DRGT will screen, rank, pre-select and short-list double the number of candidates as the offer (i.e. 12 and 16 candidates for PhDs and masters, respectively). Shortlist will be based on the quality of the applications, gender balance and the rule that one third of the applicants shall be from another institution and/or country.  

 

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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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