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Mak-Lib Call for Applications: ICM Crosscutting Course 2012.

The course is being organized by Makerere University Library, with support from theDirectorate of Research and  Graduate training (DRGT).

DATES: Monday 23rd July to Friday 3rd August 2012 inclusive
TIME: 8.45a.m - 12.45pm.
VENUE: Research Commons, Makerere University Main Library New extension (2nd Floor).

COURSE CONTENT
The content will include:
o    Introduction to the research process
o    Introduction to bibliographic searches for literature review
o    Sources of information
o    Searching the Makerere.....

Please see Attachments for details

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CODESRIA HELP Call for Proposals for National Working Groups & Comparative Research Networks.

Within the framework of its mandate to build knowledge on Africa produced in the African continent or by the African scholars, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites
proposals from researchers based in African universities and research centres to constitute *National Working Groups (NWGs), and/ or Comparative Research Networks (CRNs)*, to  undertake studies around its newly launched research programme  on higher education leadership in Africa (HELP).

Read more: CODESRIA HELP Call for Proposals for National Working Groups & Comparative Research Networks.

Graduate studies opportunity: M.Sc. student in Uganda under COMPRO project Background.

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for a Master Fellowship under the project, “Institutionalization of quality assurance mechanism and dissemination of top quality commercial products to increase crop yields and improve food security of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa – COMPRO-II.”. However, priority will be given to Uganda citizens. The research fellow will particularly contribute to improving product formulation i.e. evaluation of native strains and compare their effectiveness to strains found in commercial product of interest.

Read more: Graduate studies opportunity: M.Sc. student in Uganda under COMPRO project Background.

Graduate Studies Opportunity: Ph.D. Student in Uganda.

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for a Ph.D. Fellowship under the project, “Institutionalization of quality assurance mechanism and dissemination of top quality commercial products to increase crop yields and improve food security of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa – COMPRO-II.” However, priority will be given to Uganda citizens. The research fellow will particularly conduct process research to understand the mechanism underlying the effectiveness of commercial products under an integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) framework. Precisely, the study would lead to a better understanding of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) mechanisms/mode of action to improve growth parameters and yields of banana and yam in both greenhouse and field conditions.

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4-Year PhD Studentship on Virus-Bean-APHID Interactions.

As part of a new research project entitled Modelling and manipulation of plant-aphid interactions: A new avenue for sustainable disease management of an important crop in Africa, we are offering a four year PhD studentship. The project is funded by the Sustainable Crop Production Research for International Development (SCPRID) programme*.  We aim to recruit an outstanding candidate from sub-Saharan Africa as an opportunity to augment the Capacity Building impact of the project and to add to the strength of our research effort.

The student will be registered as a postgraduate student at the University of Cambridge (UK) but in the course of his/her studies it is expected that the students may spend periods of time at the collaborating laboratories (BecA, Nairobi, Kenya; CIAT, Kampala, Uganda, or Rothamsted Research, UK) to carry out research, to receive training, or both.  The project provides enormous scope for research training for a PhD student in an unusually wide range of disciplines including mathematical modelling, bioinformatics, molecular biology, next-generation sequencing, plant transformation, plant pathology and crop science.  However, the PhD project and the exact mix of techniques will depend in large part on the previous training of the student and his/her research interests and longer-term career aims.

Possible start dates for the studentship: April 1, 2013 or October 1, 2013.

Read more: 4-Year PhD Studentship on Virus-Bean-APHID Interactions.


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