Deadline: 17 November 2017Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Completion FellowshipThe Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next generation social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.The doctoral dissertation completion fellowship supports a one-year leave from teaching responsibilities and a stipend up to US$15,000 to permit the completion of a dissertation that advances research on peace, security, and development topics.Eligibility:All applicants must:be citizens of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country hold a master’s degree be enrolled in a PhD program at an accredited university in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda be in the final year of writing and have completed at least one dissertation chapter As of May

Prof. Peter Mbithi, vice chancellor of the University of Nairobi, hosted the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) 2nd Vice Chancellors’ meeting in July 10-11, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. The summit brought together eight vice chancellors from CARTA’s African partner universities, three heads of CARTA’s partner research institutions as well as two representatives from CARTA’s Northern partner institutions.Also in attendance were representatives from the Kenyan Ministry of Higher Education, the Commission for University Education (CUE) and Ambassadors and Heads of foreign missions in Kenya from CARTA partners ‘countries. The CARTA Co-directors Prof. Sharon Fonn and Dr. Alex Ezeh led the CARTA secretariat.Prof. Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha, the Board Chair for the Commission for University Education (CUE) delivered the keynote address on behalf of the Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i.At the conference, members reinforced the resolve to advance Africa’s research and

CARTA GRADUATE WORKSHOP 2017 Dates: September 25 – 29, 2017 Venue: Nairobi, Kenya Workshop aimTo 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

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 2017 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