PhD (1) and Masters (4) Positions Scholarships

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MAKERERE UNIVERSITY - SCHOOL OF WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES

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Enhancement of Gender Focused Research Capacity Building of Women in Leadership and Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education in Uganda: Project No. : 2391- Uganda

The Government of Uganda and Government of Sweden have renewed research cooperation agreement for the next five years (2015 – 2020). The main objective of the bilateral research cooperation is to increase the capacity of Makerere and Partner public Universities to generate knowledge and promote research uptake for national and regional development.

The research programme will focus on institutional capacity building and human resource development in public universities in Uganda. Scholarships will be provided for staff graduate training at different levels including PhD degree, and Postdoctoral research fellowships for Makerere University and the partner public universities in Uganda, namely Gulu University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Kyambogo University and Busitema University.

The Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Makerere University invites applications for Scholarships to the Master degree, PhD degree, and Post-doctoral research programmes for the Academic 2017/2018

APPLICATION AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE SCHOLARSHIPS

CATEGORY 1: PhD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STAFF FROM MAKERERE AND THE PARTNER PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES (1 Position)

Funding is available for Ph.D Scholarships targeting staff from the five Public Universities. These scholarships are tenable at Makerere University. The general admission requirements of Makerere University will apply, however, other eligibility requirements include:
1. Possession of a Master’s degree from a recognised University

2. The Concept/proposal should be relevant to women and gender studies and will generate new gender/feminist knowledge, i.e. lead to further understanding of Women and Gender Studies, address a novel issue in Women and Gender Studies, contribute to literature on gender studies, and contribute to solving community issues or female and male issues.

3. The Ph.D concept should take into account the students' primary discipline. In addition the candidate needs to submit:

  1. i)  A motivational letter -stating interest in mainstreaming gender in PhD. Research

  2. ii)  Evidence of employment at Makerere and the partner public University

  3. iii)  Evidence of study leave from the employing university (if applicable)

  4. iv)  Age limit preferably not exceeding 45 years (Females 50 years) at the time of

    application

  5. v)  Female applicants are encouraged to apply

  6. vi)  Evidence of admission to the PhD program at Makerere University

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vii) The candidate should have at least defended the proposal
viii) Previous experience and knowledge in field of study will be an added advantage

CATERGORY 2: MASTER DEGREE SCHOLARSHIPSFOR STAFF FROM MAKERERE AND THE PARTNER PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES (4 Positions)

Staff development scholarships from Busitema, Gulu, Kyambogo, Makerere, and Mbarara Universities are available for Master Degree programmes tenable at either Makerere University or any other partner public university in Uganda starting Academic year 2017/2018. The general application requirements of the prospective public University will apply, however, other eligibility requirements include:

  1. Evidence of admission to the Master degree programme at either Makerere University or any other partner public university

  2. Interest in mainstreaming gender in parent discipline

  3. Evidence of employment at the partner public University

  4. Evidence of study leave from the employing university (if applicable)

  5. Age limit not exceeding 40 years(Female 45 years) at the time of application

  6. Female applicants are encouraged to apply

  7. Recommendation from the Vice Chancellor

Application procedure:

  1. 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; consolata.kabonesa@gmail.com. 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.

  2. Application deadline is 28th July 2017 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

  3. Funding available only up to June 2020.

For further information Contact:

Dr. Consolata Kabonesa
School of Women and Gender Studies College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University
Email: consolata.kabonesa@gmail.com

 

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