Call for applications to IRIC-ECRU Workshop on Research Funding

 We are pleased to announce the third NEMRA Co-creation workshop under the Interuniversity Research and Innovation Community for the Early Career Researchers in Uganda project; IRIC-ECRU

 IRIC-ECRU is funded by the government of Uganda through the Makerere Research and Innovation Fund. More Information about IRIC-ECRU can be found here

 This workshop will take place virtually between the 24th-27th May 2021. It will be the third of the three co-creation workshops planned on the project and will be about writing and managing research grants.

 By the end of this workshop, participants will have: 

  1. Understood the local and international research funding landscape
  2. Attained the basic skills of searching for, applying, securing and managing research grants
  3. Made significant progress on developing their concepts into proposals for submission.
  4. Obtained a network of potential collaborators to team up with to respond to calls for grant writing opportunities.  

 The programme will address a number of key themes, such as: 

  1. The local and international funding landscape. Positioning yourself for success. 
  2. The basics of proposal writing.
  3. How to write a winning grant proposal
  4. Managing project resources (people, funds, time etc.)
  5. Project reporting and dissemination of outputs
  6. The journey to winning a grant: Personal experience

 The key objective of this initiative is to establish a community of early career researchers and academics committed to supporting each other in exploiting possible funding opportunities. The aim to consequently accelerate a culture of continuous research to inform policy formulation.

 40 places are offered onto this programme.

 Please note the following formal eligibility criteria:

 1.      Participants must have an empirical idea/concept with potential for development into a funding proposal.

  1. Participants must hold at least a master’s degree (or equivalent).
  2. Participants must be based at a research inclined institution in Africa.
  3. Participants must be proficient in English.
  4. Senior lecturers and professors are not eligible to apply.

 About the Facilitators

 Dr. Peter Samuels’ profile can be found here

Dr. Medard Twinamatsiko's profile can be found here

Mr. Robert Sentamu’s profile can be found here

Assoc Prof. Doris Kakuru’s profile can be found here

 To book onto the programme, we are asking you to fill in an application form here

 For inquiries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +256 703 456854

 Deadline for applications: 30th April 2020



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