Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa CARTA is an Africa-based, Africa-led initiative to rebuild and strengthen the capacity of African universities to locally produce well-trained and skilled researchers and scholars. The program addresses an important challenge facing the African academy i.e. the scarcity of a robust research and training infrastructure capable of offering the type of vibrant and sustained doctoral training necessary to attract, train and retain the continent's brightest minds. CARTA is structured to fast-track the career development of the next generation of academics; build communities of fellows and mentors; reduce their isolation and; provide them a nurturing environment for research. CARTA's broad development goal is to increase use of cross-institutional collaboration to build research capacity of doctoral students and strengthen university systems to lead and conduct research on critical areas around public and population health in the region.

To be the catalyst for the emergence of a vibrant African academy able to lead world-class multidisciplinary research that makes a positive impact on population and public health.

To build high-level capacity for population and public health-related research in Africa.

Our Approach

Doctoral Training

CARTA helps universities develop exciting environments for academic and research pursuits. It supports promising African scholars in affiliated universities to obtain high-quality doctoral training in public and population health.

Institutionalization of CARTA

CARTA strengthens the human resources and university-wide systems resources critical to the success and sustainability of its programs at affiliated universities through workshops for librarians, graduate program

Securing the Future of CARTA Graduates

Graduates need opportunities to further their training, to network and to collaborate with peers. CARTA offers a variety of high quality post-doctoral opportunities.

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Meet our Fellows

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CARTA Newsletter

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Grants and Scholarships


Peer Reviewed Publications

A vibrant community of scholars active in research, doctoral training, and strengthening university systems in Africa



Have completed their PhDs and graduated



Faculty and staff of universities trained on research governance, management and administration



Currently enrolled in PhD training across partner African universities and research institutions

“There is now general recognition among the CARTA stakeholders, and especially the fellows themselves, that the CARTA approach represents a significant enhancement of quality and that they will emerge with an education that is on par with international standards.” —SIDA Evaluation Report