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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

Call for ApplicationsThe African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is delighted to announce the call for its 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) applications. The IPA honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. The prize also promotes among young African men and women the pursuit of science, technology and engineering careers as well as business opportunities with potential of contributing to sustainable development in Africa.Deadline for Applications: January 03, 2017Read more details

Researching Gender Based Violence: Methods and MeaningLed by the Gender Violence and Health Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, LondonDates: February 13-17, 2017This is a specialized course that aims to strengthen participants’ knowledge and skills to conduct or commission technically rigorous, ethical, policy- and service-relevant and action-oriented research on various forms of violence against women.Course details  

What is the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program? The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is a scholar fellowship program for educational projects at African higher education institutions. Offered by IIE in partnership with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), the program is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). In the first two years of the program, the CADFP supported 110 short-term faculty fellowships for African-born academics. In October 2015, additional funding was secured from CCNY to support up to 140 fellowships. The program exemplifies CCNY's enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. IIE manages and administers the program, including applications, project requests and fellowships. USIU-Africa provides strategic direction through Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza and an Advisory Council he chairs. Learn more about the program Who can participate? African-born academics currently living in the United States and Canada and

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