Kampala 03, August 2020 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 128 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the recipients of the two year Post-doctoral Fellowships funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The 10 Fellowships targeted former beneficiaries of regional doctoral training programmes funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York through RUFORUM. The Uganda National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) will co-fund two Fellowships to be based at the National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI) in Namulonge. The call for the Fellowships attracted 29 applicants from 12 countries in African from which, 10 final awardees were selected following evaluation by external reviewers.

 The RUFORUM Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme aims at increasing and ensuring high retention of African graduates in Africa in order to strengthen universities and research institutions capacity to meet the growing demand for higher education and research for creating knowledge and prosperity on the continent.

 The Post-doctoral Fellowships Programme builds on, and helps to scale up, RUFORUM’s commitment to strengthen postgraduate training and academic mobility in Africa.

 ‘’The Fellowship programme helps us to train the next generation of scientists and leaders in Africa. We plan to scale-up this initiative and we seek partnership with National Research Systems and other organisations

RUFORUM thanks the Carnegie Corporation of New York and National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO, Uganda) for funding the Fellowships and congratulates the 10 PostDoctoral Fellowship recipients.PressRelease_RUFORUM awards 10 Post-Doctoral Fellowships

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