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Mak-RIF Researchers Trained on Multimedia Production Techniques

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By Harriet Adong, Communications Officer, Mak-RIF

Makerere University College of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Languages Literature and Communication, Department of Journalism and Communication (DJC), in partnership with Ultimate Multimedia Consult (UMC), has completed the first phase of training the beneficiaries of the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF) in multimedia production skills.

The Principal Investigator of the “Multimedia Production Hub” (MPH) project, Dr. William Tayeebwa, said the main objective of the project was to harness the potential of digital media to increase uptake and visibility of Makerere University’s research and innovations. 

In his opening remarks at the inaugural workshop on Monday, February 1st, 2021, Dr. Tayeebwa noted that Makerere University was producing vast research and innovation outputs that are often “kept on the shelves or in laboratories”. He said the MPH project was geared at ensuring that every researcher in the Government of the Republic of Uganda-funded Mak-RIF program acquires skills to transform complex scientific research into easily accessible formats for ordinary users. In so doing, we shall be realizing last-mile communication. He thanked the Government of the Republic of Uganda for funding this training amongst other over 500 cross-disciplinary research and innovation projects. 

Dr. Sabrina Kitaka, who represented the Mak-RIF Grants Management Committee (GMC), applauded Dr. Tayeebwa and his team members for conceiving a project offering to assist researchers and innovators to transform the often complex science into easy-to-disseminate formats for easy uptake by the communities to achieve the best societal impact. She urged workshop participants to look beyond the conventional research dissemination avenues amongst peers in conferences, academic journals, and books. 

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MISR Doctoral Students Awarded SSRC Dissertation Research Fellowship

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SSRC dissertation research fellowship 2021-2022 awardees from MISR L-R: Lunyago Muhamed, Atwijuka Anitah and Katumusiime Jacob.

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC)’s Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program has awarded three Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) doctoral students a dissertation research fellowship for 2021-2021.

The awardees are:

  1. Atwijuka Anitah
  2. Katumusiime Jacob
  3. Lunyago Muhamed

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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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