CARTA Overview

CARTA is a consortium of eight African-partner universities, four research institutions, and nine Non-African partner institutions jointly led by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya, and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa.

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Our Approach

CARTA aims to train and retain a critical mass of networked African researchers with complementary research skills, able to work in multidisciplinary research environments.

CARTA will maintain a pipeline of ECRs by offering: doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships; Joint Advanced Seminars (JASes) to equip doctoral fellows with transferable research skills; and training to nudge ECRs into research leadership.

CARTA will create multidisciplinary, cross-institutional research hubs in partner universities. We will ensure research teams incorporate early career researchers; promote co-design of the research agenda so that researchers engage with end-users of the research; and support research hubs to develop large-scale competitive grant proposals, embedding PhD and postdoctoral training.

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CARTA will support the creation of research supportive environments in African partner institutions. We enhance supervisors’ understanding of and commitment to the goals of doctoral supervision, exposing them to best practices in doctoral supervision and mentorship.

Engagement

CARTA will enhance the engagement of the CARTA community with society. We will facilitate partnerships between research hubs and policy actors through co-design of research, strengthen CARTA early career researchers’ competencies in science communication, policy engagement and knowledge translation and support knowledge of research products from early career researchers through publications, conferences, and different forms of media.

Latest News

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CARTA Research Hubs: Call for Expressions of Interest

CARTA seeks to create CARTA research hubs at our partner institutions as we progress through the third phase of the CARTA strategy (2021-2025) dubbed CARTA2025. CARTA2025 aims to strengthen our proven CARTA approach to research capacity strengthening by establishing research hubs aimed at providing research

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Launch of the CARTA Evidence Website

The CARTA Evidence Website is an interactive platform that aims to demonstrate the impact of the CARTA network by timeously tracking, collating, analyzing, displaying, and enabling the uptake of empirical and theoretical evidence produced. The development of the website commenced in 2021, driven by PhD

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Our Funders

Call for Expressions of Interest

CARTA Research Hubs

Deadline | February 28, 2023

CARTA seeks to create CARTA research hubs at our partner institutions as we progress through the third phase of the CARTA strategy (2021-2025) dubbed CARTA2025 which aims to strengthen our proven CARTA approach to research capacity strengthening by establishing research hubs aimed at providing research knowledge, training and expertise in specific thematic areas.