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Dr. Badat-Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Meets VC over Grants to CHUSS



The Programme Director, International Higher Education and Strategic Projects at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dr. Saleem Badat has visited Makerere University to follow up on the grants given to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) in 2018. In 2017, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation approved a grant worth USD5million to the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for a period of five years.

In 2018, CHUSS received the first two major grants – one to the tune of USD800,000 to facilitate  cohort PhD training of 7 members of staff and the other of USD800,000 to support 15 early career scholars to conduct cutting edge research.

On Thursday, 10th January, 2019, Dr. Badat held a meeting with the PhD fellows and their supervisors to check on their progress and advise them on the way forward.

The Programme Director, International Higher Education and Strategic Projects at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dr. Saleem Badat during the courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, 11th January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

This morning, 11th January 2019, Dr. Badat paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe to discuss issues such as conditions and developments related to the University and higher education, and specifically in the arts, humanities, and social sciences; key problems and challenges in higher education, and especially in the arts, humanities, and social sciences; the university's 2018 submissions and progress reports and their outcomes; the intended 2019 submission; and developments related to AWMF policies, criteria, rules, and practices, and any concerns about relations between the Foundation and the University.

Prof. Nawangwe appreciated the support rendered to Makerere University by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, noting that “it gives me great pleasure to see that donors are coming up to support the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines that face a lot of funding challenges, yet they greatly contribute to the transformation of the country”.

He informed Dr. Badat that Makerere was moving towards becoming a research-led University thus the need for more investment in research. He briefed him on the Government plan to increase funding for research at Makerere University, noting that this would greatly boost the capacity of staff to engage in cutting-edge research.

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe appreciated the support rendered to the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The meeting was attended by the Acting Principal of CHUSS, Dr. Josephine Ahikire, the Coordinator of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants at Makerere, Dr. Edgar Nabutanyi and Deans, Dr. Patrick Mangeni and Dr. Julius Kikooma.

Dr. Badat also held a meeting with Prof. Mahmood Mamdani, Director Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) on the 2018 supranational grant. He will meet with the Principal of CHUSS and Deans to discuss the 2019 Institutional priorities.

Established in 1969, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies.  To this end, it supports exemplary institutions of higher education and culture as they renew and provide access to an invaluable heritage of ambitious, path-breaking work.  The Foundation makes grants in five core program areas:  Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities; Arts; and Cultural Heritage; Diversity; Scholarly Communications; and International Higher Education and Strategic Projects.

Article by Hasifa Kabejja, Principal Communication Officer, CHUSS

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals



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: 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise



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.


(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



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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution



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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