Call for Application for SIDA IV Masters in Information Science Scholarships

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 09:59
  • Information Systems

Capacity building of librarians through graduate training and research is one of the five components of the project: ‘The information support for quality higher education and research in Uganda’. This project is one of the 17 others that have received funding from Sida as part of the 5-year Cooperation Agreement (2015 -2020). The Capacity building of librarians through graduate training and research component will be implemented by Makerere University Library in partnership with the Swedish KTH Library. The objective of this component is to improve library development through graduate training and research by librarians from Makerere University and the partner public universities in Uganda, namely Gulu University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Kyambogo University and Busitema University. Funding is available for two (2) Masters Scholarships to 2 Masters students. Applications for 2 Masters Scholarships are therefore invited from qualified candidates for Masters of Science in Information Science tenable at Makerere University Uganda, starting with Academic year 2018/2019. 

Eligibility requirements include:

 

  1. Must be permanent staff of  Makerere University Library, Kyambogo University Library, Mbarara University of Science and Technology Library, Busitema University Library  or  Gulu  University Library
  2. A BLIS or IT or Related Information Management Discipline
  3. Has not been on any other scholarship for Masters
  4. A thoughtfully written concept that deals with research information support problems/challenges as tackled in the Library Sida Project (2015-2020).
  5. Must have an admission letter for Masters of Science in Information Science from Makerere University for 2018/19 academic years.
  6. Applicant has not been on any other Masters scholarship but is a continuing MLIS student at Makerere University.

Application Procedure

Electronic submission of application for scholarship with supporting documents should be sent to the Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Makerere University; Email: director@rgt.mak.ac.ug; Copy to: conference@rgt.mak.ac.ug; hbyamugisha@mulib.mak.ac.ug

Hard copies should be addressed to the Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Makerere University P.O.BOX 7062 Kampala, Senate Building Level Four, Room 410.

Application deadline is Friday, 13th April, 2018.

Funding is available only up to June 2020.

For further information Contact:

Dr. Helen M. Byamugisha,
Main Library, Makerere University
Email: hbyamugisha@mulib.mak.ac.ug

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