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NGAA II 2013-2016, CALL FOR APPLICANTS FOR PhD AND POSTDOC RESEARCH GRANTS, PUBLICATION AND TRAVEL GRANTS

Part of the NGAA II grant supports emerging Junior Academics to complete their PhDs, and Post-docs, dissemination of research outputs as well improve research and personal development skills.
Applicants are invited from eligible academic staff to compete for the following grants under the categories identified.
Please refer to the call below.
Call for Applications for PhD and Post-Doc Research Grants; Publication and Travel Grants

The CAPREx Fellowships
CAPREx (Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence) is a three-way partnership between the University of Ghana, Legon, Makerere University, Uganda and the University of Cambridge, UK and is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Isaac Newton Trust.
The CAPREx Programme is pleased to invite applicants with research proposals in the following broad fields to apply for academic research fellowships available in 2014/15:

Biological Sciences and Engineering (University of Ghana, Legon)
Social Sciences and Humanities (including Education, Business and Law) (Makerere University)
Please refer to the call below.
The CAPREx Fellowships

The CAPREx Programme

UPDATES SINCE BEGINNING OF 2013

DISSEMINATION CONFERENCE, 14TH – 15TH MARCH 2013.
A dissemination Conference was conducted on 14th to 15th March 2013. All Carnegie supported grantees at PhD and Post doc attended and the majority presented papers. This helped in the sharing of research outputs, learning from each other and created a platform for future research collaborations across disciplines in the University. A book of abstracts was developed.
Book of Abstracts

A report on the dissemination conference was developed as well.
Report on the Dissemination Conference

THIRD REFERENCE GROUP MEETING OF CARNEGIE’E PROJECT
This report documents the proceedings of the third reference group of Carnegie’s project titled ‘Growing and retaining the next generation of African Academics’ (NGAA). An overview of the presentations from the participating universities made on Tuesday 5th February 2013.

Report on the third reference group meeting

Carnegie- February Meeting objectives and program brief.

Carnegie-February Meeting objectives and program brief

MID-TERM EVALUATION OR KPMG GEE OF THE NGAA 1 PROJECT
A midterm evaluation as well as the KPMG GEE report was conducted during the two year NGAA I with the following lessons that have indeed informed the NGAA II Successor project proposal.
Mid-Term Report

THE NGAA SUCCESSOR PROJECT (2013-2016)
There is an impending successor project named ‘Carnegie Next generation of African Academics II’. The proposal has already been submitted to the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The proposal development process began in February 2012, and has gone through iterative revisions with support from the Corporation. The first draft of the concept note was submitted in January 2012 and the final proposal was submitted in March 2013.
Updates on the Successor Project (2013- 2016)

Makerere NGAA Project Update UCT February 6, 2013
Updates on the Makerere NGAA Project UCT.

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY CELEBRATING 90 YEARS OF EXISTENCE
Makerere University began as a humble Technical School on 4th August 1922 offering certificates in Carpentry, Building and Mechanics. The College soon began offering various other courses in Medical Care, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences and Teacher Training. It expanded over the years to become a Center for Higher Education in East Africa in 1935. In 1937, the College started developing into an institution of higher education, offering post-school certificate courses. In 1949, it became a University College affiliated to the University College of London, offering courses leading to the general degrees of its then mother institution.

The Brief

Makerere-Carnegie NGAA Program
The Africa program of the Carnegie Corporation of New York is focused on Higher Education and Libraries. The goal is to contribute to human capital development in selected African countries that is in line with the Corporation’s overall mission i.e.to help African nations produce the necessary human resources and capital that can effectively address the larger issues of development, knowledge building, peace and security in Africa.

For over a decade, the Corporation has engaged these issues through a series of systematic grants addressed at strengthening the capacity of 8 African universities in 5 countries namely; South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Nigeria. Makerere has enjoyed this relationship with Carnegie Corporation of New York Institutional Development Program to Makerere University since 2003 to the tune of USD $  16.2 million. Between 2008 and 2009, the Corporation re-examined her decade long strategies, accomplishments and challenges in the field. These led to the strategic reconfiguration that redefined the Corporation’s work to focus on: “building and retaining the next generation of scholars and university leaders in Africa”.  This was to be accomplished through support for the delivery of postgraduate training and research expertise, leadership development and policy initiatives.

Support was to accomplish three core objectives:

(i) Support four leading African universities in 3 countries to strengthen their capacity to provide high quality postgraduate training and to retain next generation academic staff

(ii) Support institution-based disciplinary networks to strengthen postgraduate training capacity by promoting the sharing of training resources across universities and to build scholarly and scientific communities that enhance development and retention of next generation academics

(iii) Support fellowship programs to fast-track career development of next generation academics and build communities of these fellows and mentors to reduce isolation and provide a nurturing environment.

Policies and Guidelines

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Funding Opportunity Announcements

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Reports

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Minutes

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