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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THE AFRICAN FORUM FOR DOCTORAL RESEARCH IN HUMAN RIGHTS 27th -31st AUGUST 2018

The School of Law, Makerere University is a partner in a regional project called “Strengthening Human Rights Research and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (SHUREA)”. SHUREA is a Finnish funded project whose overall goal is to strengthen policy relevant human rights research at Makerere University (Uganda), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), University of Nairobi (Kenya), University of Pretoria (South Africa) and Åbo Akademi (Finland). Every year, SHUREA convenes an African Forum for Doctoral Research in Human Rights (AfriDoors) for human rights doctoral students, post-docs and supervisors of doctoral students at the member institutions. This year, AfriDoors will be held at the University of Nairobi from 27th – 31th August 2018.
 
The objectives of this year’s AfriDoors are to: 
Enhance the basic skills and capacity of doctoral students on human rights research, with a focus on innovative approaches 
Enhance the skills and capacity of supervisors of human rights-related topics
Serve as a platform to discuss and provide feed-back on ongoing doctoral research 
Stimulate reflection on substantive human rights issues of contemporary relevance to doctoral research in human rights
Develop teaching material towards a module to be used at partner and other universities
 
This is a call for expression of interest to attend and participate in this year’s African Forum for Doctoral Research in Human Rights. The Forum is targeting LLD/PhD students and post-docs doing human rights-related research and academic staff supervising doctoral students doing human rights-related research. Makerere University has 10 slots
 
How to apply/express your interest:
Motivation letter of not more than one page addressed to Deputy Principal, School of Law. In addition to the motivation letter, the LLD/PhD candidates and post docs, should submit a concept note of their research. The concept note should not be more than one page. For colleagues supervising LLD/PhD candidates, accompany your motivation letter with a short bio of not more than 300 words and the details of the LLD/PhD candidates you are supervising and their research topics. 
NB1: Email applications/EOI should be submitted to rnaluwairo@law.mak.ac.ug. Copy to  jnankinga@law.mak.ac.ug
NB2: Deadline for receipt of applications/EOI is Friday 15th June 2018. Only successful applicants will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 22nd June 2018, you should consider yourself unsuccessful.
NB3: For the successful applicants, organizers will pay for your travel, accommodation and living expenses for the duration of the Forum
For any inquiries, send email to the address above or call +256 772 636345