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Projects and Initiatives

In order to better take stock of current work being done in the realm of doctoral education, ‘Projects and Initiatives’ presents information about projects being carried out by organizations related to postgraduate training and management. Projects listed here share a common focus, all or in part, on African higher education.


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http://www.cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk/ |

 The Programme is a working partnership between the University of Cambridge and several African universities and institutes, which supports the training of African doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. It aims to strengthen Africa's own capacity for a sustainable research and mentoring culture, by cultivating the talented individuals who will make this long-term goal a reality. The Cambridge-Africa Programme is also linking up researchers in several Departments/Faculties/Schools, as well as key staff in Offices across the University of Cambridge (e.g. Research Operations, Development and Alumni Relations, External Affairs and Communications) to Africa, for mutually-beneficial collaborations, networking, fundraising activities and communication.

 

Tasks: Research, Network, Training, North-South Relation

Target: Dean, Management, Academic Staff

Country: Uganda, Ghana


http://www.cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk/initiatives/caprex/ |

Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence - CAPREx

The overall aim of CAPREx (Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence) is to strengthen Africa's capacity for sustainable excellence in research, through close collaborative work with the region's most talented individuals. CAPREx will therefore equip African academics with the skills, resources, networks and vision to become internationally competitive and successful researchers and research managers/administrators.

A one-year postdoctoral research fellowship in the humanities and social sciences (Makerere University) and in engineering and biological sciences (University of Ghana Legon). During this year, academic fellows visit Cambridge for a duration of between 1 and 6 months to work with Cambridge academics on a collaborative piece of research. Details of current Research Fellows can be found on the Researcher Profiles webpages.

Previously, the Programme offered research management fellowships. African research managers or administrators visit were able to visit the Research Operations Office in Cambridge for training and skills development. More information can be found on the Research Management Training webpages.

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Cambridge-Africa PhD Scholarship Scheme

The University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Trust are generously providing funding to enable 35 (five per year for seven years) outstanding applicants from sub-Saharan African countries to study for PhDs at the University of Cambridge. There are no restrictions on subject areas, for these PhDs. However, preference will be given to applicants proposing to work on projects that focus on African priorities, and those who have links to African institutions. Applications for scholarships open in September each year, and close according to the Department deadlines (usually either early December or early January).

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THRiVE (Cambridge)

Cambridge University is one of the world’s leading research-based multi-faculty universities, and has outstanding research capabilities and influence. As a partner in the THRiVE programme (led from Makerere University in Uganda), Cambridge is keen to provide co-ordinated, cross-faculty research strengthening and scientific training activities to African scientists. This would help to tackle regional health problems in Africa and support Africans in developing their own regional centers of excellence for scientific education and training. Central to this programme is the principle of supporting African PhD and post-doctoral research on African priorities, in Africa.




logo Cambridge-Africa


http://www.cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk/ |

 The Programme is a working partnership between the University of Cambridge and several African universities and institutes, which supports the training of African doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. It aims to strengthen Africa's own capacity for a sustainable research and mentoring culture, by cultivating the talented individuals who will make this long-term goal a reality. The Cambridge-Africa Programme is also linking up researchers in several Departments/Faculties/Schools, as well as key staff in Offices across the University of Cambridge (e.g. Research Operations, Development and Alumni Relations, External Affairs and Communications) to Africa, for mutually-beneficial collaborations, networking, fundraising activities and communication.

 

Tasks: Research, Network, Training, North-South Relation

Target: Dean, Management, Academic Staff

Country: Uganda, Ghana


http://www.cambridge-africa.cam.ac.uk/initiatives/caprex/ |

Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence - CAPREx

The overall aim of CAPREx (Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence) is to strengthen Africa's capacity for sustainable excellence in research, through close collaborative work with the region's most talented individuals. CAPREx will therefore equip African academics with the skills, resources, networks and vision to become internationally competitive and successful researchers and research managers/administrators.

A one-year postdoctoral research fellowship in the humanities and social sciences (Makerere University) and in engineering and biological sciences (University of Ghana Legon). During this year, academic fellows visit Cambridge for a duration of between 1 and 6 months to work with Cambridge academics on a collaborative piece of research. Details of current Research Fellows can be found on the Researcher Profiles webpages.

Previously, the Programme offered research management fellowships. African research managers or administrators visit were able to visit the Research Operations Office in Cambridge for training and skills development. More information can be found on the Research Management Training webpages.

Homepage |

Cambridge-Africa PhD Scholarship Scheme

The University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Trust are generously providing funding to enable 35 (five per year for seven years) outstanding applicants from sub-Saharan African countries to study for PhDs at the University of Cambridge. There are no restrictions on subject areas, for these PhDs. However, preference will be given to applicants proposing to work on projects that focus on African priorities, and those who have links to African institutions. Applications for scholarships open in September each year, and close according to the Department deadlines (usually either early December or early January).

Homepage |

THRiVE (Cambridge)

Cambridge University is one of the world’s leading research-based multi-faculty universities, and has outstanding research capabilities and influence. As a partner in the THRiVE programme (led from Makerere University in Uganda), Cambridge is keen to provide co-ordinated, cross-faculty research strengthening and scientific training activities to African scientists. This would help to tackle regional health problems in Africa and support Africans in developing their own regional centers of excellence for scientific education and training. Central to this programme is the principle of supporting African PhD and post-doctoral research on African priorities, in Africa.




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