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     BackgroundThe Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is an initiative of eight African universities, four African research institutes, and select northern partners. CARTA offers an innovative model for doctoral training in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen the capacity of participating institutions to conduct and lead internationally-competitive research.The multi-disciplinary CARTA program is open to staff of participating institutions who are interested in conducting their PhD research on topics relevant to the broad fields of public and population health. We welcome applications from any discipline, such as public health, demography, anthropology, communication, and economics, among others, as long as the research question aims to contribute to public and population health issues in Africa.Over the medium-term, CARTA aims to produce a critical mass of high-quality graduates trained to address the complex issues surrounding health and development in Africa, retain them in the

Sanitation and Fecal Waste Management in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania Deadline: April 15, 2017 The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is implementing a project that aims to improve and expand implementation and resourcing of national sanitation policies in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, with a specific focus on human fecal waste management in urban areas. To contribute to the evidence generation and knowledge translation built into this project, APHRC is pleased to announce a call for applications to support three Master’s and three doctoral students from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The award of these fellowships is contingent on funding availability. More details about the fellowships are provided in the Call for Applications.The application form and supporting documents (attached) must be submitted via email at 2017addrf@aphrc.org by April 15, 2017 (11:59pm, Nairobi time).Questions can be addressed to the ADDRF Manager using the

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is inviting CARTA fellows from the Eastern Africa region to apply for PhD scholarships. The long-term impacts of the scholarships are: strengthening teaching and research at higher education institutions in Eastern Africa region, solving development issues in the region and strengthening universities, research institutes and research networks in Eastern Africa, and contributing to the establishment of regional networks between these institutions. This is in line with CARTA’s objective of producing a critical mass of high-quality graduates trained to address complex issues surrounding health and development in Africa, retain them in the region, and provide them a vibrant intellectual environment as well as viable and challenging research and growth opportunities. Funding is generally granted for a period of 3 years.EligibilityApplicants must be CARTA fellows in the Eastern Africa region. Applications are only open to

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is a south-south partnership with a south-north collaboration jointly led by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) and the University of the Witwatersrand. The Consortium was established in 2008 with a mandate to build a vibrant African academy able to lead world-class multi-disciplinary research that impacts on population health in Africa. CARTA wishes to support its African universities to mainstream and institutionalize its innovations into university programs and/or processes with a strong emphasis on documentation of the institutionalization process, impact and lessons learned. Institutionalization of CARTA innovations aims to build university capacity to become knowledge producers and train the next generation of African researchers by strengthening and sustaining high quality PhD training; and building research-supportive environments by implementing activities that support high-quality research and training ). CARTA is inviting proposals

Building on its goal to secure the future and foster the career growth of its high-achieving graduates, the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) will offer up to 5 re-entry grants in 2016 to its fellows who have completed their PhD studies1. CARTA re-entry grants aim to support fellows returning to or remaining at their own institutions to start a research project.  Re-entry grants will be awarded on a competitive basis taking into consideration the scientific quality ofthe proposed research, its potential to lead to larger research programme, appropriate exchanges to network and learn specific skills or techniques, and involvement of a multidisciplinary team. Eligibility    Applicants for this program must be CARTA graduates teaching or and conducting research at one of the African CARTA partner-institutions. Evaluation criteria Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:The scientific merit  and quality of the proposed

Building on its goal to secure the future and foster the career growth of its high-achieving graduates, the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) will offer up to 5 one-year postdoctoral fellowships in 2016 for its fellows who have completed their PhD studies1. CARTA postdoctoral fellowships offer its PhD graduates the opportunity to build specific skills, expand their networks, encounter research leadership and role models, receive strong mentoring and learn the demands of community/public engagement.  The  fellowships  will  be  awarded  for  a  maximum  of  12  months  and  are  tenable  at  any  African  CARTA partner-institution or associated research institutes, including INDEPTH Network Centres. Eligibility Applicants must be PhD graduates of the CARTA program. They must demonstrate strong commitment to research capacity building at their institutions as well as potential for research leadership. Evaluation criteria Candidates will be selected on the basis of their

Dates: September 26 - 30 , 2016 Venue: NairobiWorkshop aim To equip post-doctoral early career researchers and other researchers to develop a successful and substantial proposal for a personal award to support their research or a research grant or large project that they will lead.Workshop learning objectivesTo write a proposal that addresses a research question that is in the participant’s area of expertise and that they want to answer To understand how to structure and write the proposal including literature review, methodology, methods including analysis plans, and impact plans To understand the process of developing a research proposal including identifying funding sources, tailoring proposal to funding sources, drawing on expertise, developing a budget, management plan and dissemination strategy. To seek and receive critique of research ideas and plans and to integrate feedback into a proposal To successfully work to a

Background The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is an initiative of nine African universities, four African research institutes, and select northern partners. CARTA offers an innovative model for doctoral training in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen the capacity of participating institutions to conduct and lead internationally-competitive research. The multi-disciplinary CARTA program is open to staff of participating institutions who are interested in conducting their PhD research on topics relevant to the broad fields of public and population health. We welcome applications from any discipline, such as public health, demography, anthropology, communication, and economics, among others, as long as the research question aims to contribute to public and population health issues in Africa. Over the medium-term, CARTA aims to produce a critical mass of high-quality graduates trained to address the complex issues surrounding health and development in Africa, retain them in