Tag: Research

ICRA – Scholarship Application is Open for Professionals in Agricultural Education, Research and Agribusiness: March – May 2017


Application deadline (for scholarships): 19 October 2016 Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security, 13 – 31 March 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands As a professional in tertiary agricultural education you are expected to prepare competent graduates for the job market. In addition, you are requested to do action research that contributes to innovation for food security, and provide services … Read More ICRA – Scholarship Application is Open for Professionals in Agricultural Education, Research and Agribusiness: March – May 2017

RUFORUM recognised for its exemplary leadership and role in promoting Networking and collaboration in Higher Education, Research and S&T across Africa


On the 9th December, 2015 during the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA), RUFORUM was awarded with the SFSA Science Diplomacy Award in the category recognizing “an international science partnership which has made an outstanding contribution to advancing African regional cooperation, integration and development .” RUFORUM was recognised for it’s work in supporting postgraduate training and networks of specialisation, especially in the Common Market for … Read More RUFORUM recognised for its exemplary leadership and role in promoting Networking and collaboration in Higher Education, Research and S&T across Africa

The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund 2016 – Call for Applications


The Biosciences eastern and central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub, located in Nairobi, Kenya, is a shared agricultural research and biosciences platform that exists to increase access for African researchers to affordable, world-class research facilities. The mission of the BecA-ILRI Hub is “Mobilizing Bioscience for Africa’s Development” by providing a Centre of Excellence in agricultural biosciences, which enables research, capacity building … Read More The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund 2016 – Call for Applications

Horizon 2020: new opportunities for EU-funded collaborative research between Africa and Europe


Press Release Addis Ababa, October 13 2015 – On 14 October 2015, the European Commission will publish the next Horizon 2020 calls for proposals for the years 2016 and 2017 for a total budget of €16 billion. One of the key features of the Horizon 2020 programme is that it is “Open to the world” meaning that almost all the calls for proposals are … Read More Horizon 2020: new opportunities for EU-funded collaborative research between Africa and Europe

Intra ACP Academic Mobility Doctoral Research Scholarships: Call ID: RU/2015/DFS/INTRA ACP/01


Research Scholarship Call For Doctoral Students Registered Under Ruforum Supported Programmes Application Deadline: 30th September 2015 The Call This is to announce a call for applications for research scholarships to support the finalization of PhD research, data analysis, thesis write up, publication and dissemination of findings. Scholarships will be awarded, on a competitive basis, to Intra ACP Academic Mobility students registered in one of … Read More Intra ACP Academic Mobility Doctoral Research Scholarships: Call ID: RU/2015/DFS/INTRA ACP/01

Call For Proposals Doctoral Regional Research Scholarships Call ID: RU/2015/DRG/02


Application Deadline: 30th September 2015 About the Call / Scholarship This is to announce a call for applications for research scholarships to support the finalization of PhD research, data analysis, thesis write up, publication and dissemination of findings. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates registered in the Regional Programmes as listed below and are finalizing their studies. The purpose of these scholarships is to … Read More Call For Proposals Doctoral Regional Research Scholarships Call ID: RU/2015/DRG/02

Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa – Collaborating Technical Agencies


Call for: Expressions of interest Deadline: August 31, 2015 by 10:00 (10:00 AM) (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada) Eligibility: This call is open to all organizations such as research institutes, university research and academic centres, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, science academies, and stakeholder organizations with a legal corporate registration. Organizations based in sub-Saharan Africa are strongly encouraged to apply. The initiative is keen … Read More Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa – Collaborating Technical Agencies

It’s here! Africa’s new university ranking so prepare to be shocked…and maybe not


AS the Times Higher Education (THE) Africa universities summit kicked off July 30 at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, the main buzz of the event was the landmark unveiling of a new African university ranking. And it’s here, just released Friday, though only ranking the top 30 of Africa’s approximately 2,600 higher education institutions. These results are essentially based on the amount of citations there are … Read More It’s here! Africa’s new university ranking so prepare to be shocked…and maybe not

Five RUFORUM Universities top list of African Pacesetters in Research


Recent news from The World University Rankings listed five universities from the RUFORUM network among the top 15 by research Influence. Makerere University from Uganda came in 3rd position, followed by Stellenbosch University from South Africa in 4th position, University of Port Harcourt, 6th; University of Nairobi, 8th; and University of Pretoria, 11th. The rankings were formulated using Elsevier’s Scopus database to highlight some … Read More Five RUFORUM Universities top list of African Pacesetters in Research

Call for Applications: CODESRIA PhD Programmes


Deadline: 21 August, 2015 Strengthening Phd Programmes in African Universities Call for Applications: 2015 Session The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is pleased to announce the call for applications from research laboratories and doctoral schools in African universities for the first phase of its initiative to support research in the social sciences and humanities. The support initiative is … Read More Call for Applications: CODESRIA PhD Programmes

Moi University Principal to lead University Research in Kenya


Moi University researcher Prof. Fabian Omoding Esamai has been appointed to lead University Research Chairs (URC) programme in Kenya. Prof Esamai, who is also the Principal of the College of Health Sciences, emerged the best in a competitive selection process conducted by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). NACOSTI advertised for the position twice owing to a low number of quality … Read More Moi University Principal to lead University Research in Kenya

ILRI-DAAD PhD Scholarships available


Deadline: 10th June, 2015 The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centres working with many partners for a food-secure future. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and southern … Read More ILRI-DAAD PhD Scholarships available

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