Published: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:51:49 GMT
Updated: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:53:32 GMT
Sida is announcing a call for proposals for partnerships between Makerere University in Uganda and Swedish universities called “Research Training Partnership Programme as an integral part of Institutional Research Capacity Strengthening”.
The call for proposals for Sida funded partnerships between
Makerere University (MaK) and Swedish universities is now open. The
programme, named "Research Training Partnership Programme as an
integral part of Institutional Research Capacity Strengthening",
aims at supporting the strengthening of institutional research
training capacity at universities in Sweden's target countries and
regions, contributing to increased number of research graduates.
Deadline for submitting joint Letters of Intent is February
The Swedish investment in research cooperation over almost 40
years has resulted in islands of research capacity that can be
targeted for concerted research training with the aim to develop
local training in target countries.
With these developments, Swedish research cooperation has
stepped up to organise bilateral/regional research capacity
strengthening cooperation in accordance with normal praxis of
research, i.e. open competition for collaboration. The first calls
were held for collaboration with Rwanda and Bolivia, and now the
turn has come to Uganda.
Please find more information in this background document:
Research Training Partnership programme
Focus of the partnerships
Collaborations can focus on strengthening research capacity
through training or through supporting components essential for
high quality research.
Depending on the need at MaK, postgraduate research training may
aim directly at:
i) local PhD training
ii) start/continue masters training programmes for the
recruitment of competent candidates
iii) continue PhD sandwich training at Swedish
universities coupled with establishment of local courses until the
number of researchers allows the initiation of local research
Comprehensive partnerships between individual Swedish
universities or a consortium of universities which contribute to
the development of human resources and the
research capacity of Makerere University are
encouraged to apply.
Applications for funding of research support such as these are
- Use of research
- Quality assurance
- Components that strengthen
the conditions for carrying out research and research
Examples of such components could be:
- Research management
- Library services (including electronic scientific
- Information Communication Technology (ICT).
- Quality assured research training programmes within
prioritised areas of national importance established and run at
- Long-term institution-based postgraduate research training
partnerships between Makerere University and Swedish universities
established and maintained and of mutual benefit
- Joint integrated research training programmes of high
international standards built on the principles of mutual
recognition of studies and qualifications established
A concept note from Makerere University describing their
10 year plan for implementing their institutional research
strategic plans is available here:
Concept note Makerere (pdf)
The concept note identifies areas where needs for Masters and
PhD trained people lie, as well as areas that need to be supported
to provide the conditions for doing research. These areas in turn
address needs and priorities within national strategies on research
and higher education.
Who can apply?
The call is directed to all Swedish universities. A list of
participating institutions at Makerere University is available
Applications for research training partnerships will be accepted
from Makerere University's Directorate of Research and Graduate
Training and Colleges (which is the institution responsible for
research training) together with their proposed partner Swedish
university bodies/entities responsible for research training and
with the right for examination in Sweden.
Contact details for relevant Directorate and Colleges at
Makerere University and for Swedish universities are available
of applying institutions at Makerere University
University Factbook 2012-2013
Makerere University website: www.mak.ac.ug
List of Swedish
Joint Letter of Intent
Once contacts have been made between universities,
partnerships develop joint letters of intent on the
programme level. Makerere University will submit an overall
application based on all developed programme
level letters of intent.
Guidelines for Letter of Intent
Deadline for submission of joint Letters of Intent to Makerere
University is February 28th, 2014.
Makerere University will collect all joint
Letters of Intent and submit all in one overall application no
later than March 11th to ResearchTraining@uhr.se