April 2018

KIGALI, RWANDA---CARTA in partnership with the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will host a three-day workshop from April 23-25, 2018 at the Kigali Marriot Hotel on how to meet the capacity demands of the ever expanding postgraduate and mentorship programs in universities in the region.The meeting will have over 70 participants from the six East African Community (EAC) partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda). The first-of-its-kind workshop in the region intends to build the capacity for quality supervision of postgraduate studies.Rwanda’s Minister for Education Dr. Eugene Mutimura is expected to officiate the opening ceremony that will be attended by deans and directors of graduate schools from private and public universities in Eastern Africa.Follow @CARTAfrica for updates during the workshop.See below the Press Release:PRESS RELEASE_ IUCEA Workshop Kigali April 2018

Application deadline: May 11, 2018 The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative is a partnership of the African Academy of Sciences, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a postdoctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI).  Training will be at a world class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH.APTI fellows will train in a global health research area of priority for their home institutions and countries, and AAS, BMGF and NIH, while building bridges and lasting connections between the partner organizations and African scientists and institutions. While at the NIH, the fellows must be on leave or sabbatical from their

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) announced on March 14, 2018 two mobility funds – the Science and Language Mobility Scheme Africa and the Africa India Mobility Fund (AIMF), to encourage collaboration between African researchers and African and Indian researchers, respectively.The funding totals an investment of close to US$500,000, providing travel grants for short term visits to about 100 researchers from African and Indian universities and research institutes. At the AAS, the schemes will be implemented through the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).The Africa- India Mobility Fund is accepting applications for travel grants from researchers from Africa and India. The programme, which is a partnership of African Academy of Sciences, the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance and Wellcome, will fund short-term visits of up to three months for researchers to travel in either direction. Funding will be