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Taking Mak Research to Communities Using Famous Video Jockeys

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The Department of Journalism and Communication, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) with funding from the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (MakRIF) embarked on a project titled: Using Video Jockeys (VJs) To Promote Public Engagement and Awareness of Makerere University Science. The project aims at creating public awareness of Makerere University’s research under the theme “Communicating Science”.

The project that proposes to shine a spotlight on some of the innovations from various colleges at Makerere University has initially created video documentaries about select innovations. Using famous VJs from at least five languages (Acholi, Ateso, Luganda, Lugbara and Runyankore), the team has interpreted the documentaries to help disseminate research findings to members of communities in these linguistic categories.

The Film Crew during one of the night shoots in Luweero District.

According to the Project Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Brian Semujju, the documentaries are set to start airing on various regional TV stations commencing this weekend.

“I am happy to inform you that for Western Uganda, the documentary will air on TV West on Saturday 13th March, 2021. The 22-minute documentary titled: THE SCIENCE OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY – PART 1: POLLUTION, will air between 7 pm and 7:30 pm” he explained.

Please stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks regarding when the other regional TV stations will broadcast the documentary.

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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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