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Postdoc and Ph.D. Fellowships in Water, Society and Climate Change (WASO) Programmes

  • In General
  • 22 Jan 2019 - 4:15pm
  • By Elias Tuhereze
  • 1,303
Makerere University Main Building

Water and Society (WASO): Institutional Capacity building in Water resources management and climate change adaptation in the Nile Basin is a NORHED project funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). The purpose of the NORHED Programme is to strengthen capacity in higher education institutions in LMIC to contribute to

a) a more and better qualified workforce,
b) increased knowledge,
c) evidence-based policy and decision- making and
d) enhanced gender equality.

The purpose of WASO project is to build supervisory and Post Graduate Programme content capacity at participating institutions within Water, Society and Climate change related disciplines.

Partner institutions on this project include: In Norway:

University of South East Norway, University of Bergen and Norwegian University of Life Sciences; In Africa University of Nairobi (Kenya), University of Juba (South Sudan), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), and In Asia University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka), University of Jaffna (Sri Lanka), Bangladesh University of Eng.& Tech. (Bangladesh) and Institute of Technology of Cambodia (Cambodia).

The Call
WASO is pleased to announce funding for

a) Two (2) one-month PhD/Postdoc fellowships at any of our Partners in Norway
b) Three (3) three – month PhD/Postdoc fellowships at any of our Partners in Africa or Asia.

In water and society and climate change related disciplines. The disciplines under this call include:
 a) Water Resources Management

 b)Applied Hydrology and ground water management

 c) Irrigation and water management

 d) GIS and remote sensing in water resources

 e) Water and Disaster management

 f)Water supply (engineering, technology, health, water quality)

 g) Waste water treatment

 h)Computer applications in water and Environmental engineering; Hydropolitics

 i)Climate change impacts & adaptation


The research funding will be provided through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University and will cover costs of field research / tuition, a modest stipend and travel to Partner institutions as may be justified and approved.
 
Eligibility and requirements
The applicant should
 Applicants for the Ph.D. fellowships should be duly registered. Applicants for the Postdoctoral fellowships should hold a PhD with a proven research record in
WaSo related areas. In addition, applicants should:
  • Be members of staff of Makerere University

  • Be willing to undertake and complete field research and write-up (including publishing in recognized journals) within the specified period;

  • Postdoctoral applicants should be willing to participate in joint supervision.

  • Females are highly encouraged to apply.

  • Provide a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) with primary and alternative contacts, copies of academic documents, statement of research interest and contact addresses (phone and email) of two referees.

How to apply

Applications should be hand delivered in a sealed envelope marked

“WaSo Ph.D./Postdoc Research Funding Application” to reach the undersigned by 5:00 PM, 15th February 2019.

The Coordinator WaSo, Flat B7 Lincoln Flats Makerere
University, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062,
Kampala.

Phone: +256772561965

Email: makuib@projects.mak.ac.ug

Related: Masters Research Fellowships in Water, Society and Climate Change (WaSo)

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