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  • Scholarships: Online ADA Summer School 2021 for PhD candidates and researchers

    As November draws to a close, we would like to remind you that our
    bookings for the online 2021 Summer School in research methods and
    academic preparedness will take place from 13 JANUARY - 5 FEBRUARY 2021.


    We are happy to announce that we have a number of Scholarships available
    on our Early Doctoral Programme for PhD candidates that will be within
    their first year of enrolment by February 2021, and is open to
    candidates from all institutions and disciplines.

    Additional assistantships are available for PhD candidates enrolled at
    Stellenbosch University specifically.

    This will give delegates the opportunity to attend courses at the online
    Summer School for free. Please note that the closing date for both
    opportunities is the 22ND OF DECEMBER at midnight and we require
    motivations and supporting documentation from your home institution, so
    don't delay the application process!

    You can view the full programme on our website, or below in the
    newsletter, with full links to all the course descriptions and costs.
    Any further queries about our courses and formats can be sent to Ms
    Amalsha Galhenage at adaschool@sun.ac.za.

                     Apply Now [2]

                     Workshop information [3]

                     Costs [4]

      EARLY DOCTORAL PROGRAMME SCHOLARSHIPS

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      The ADA is privileged to offer a limited number of candidates, at the
    start of their Doctoral careers, the opportunity to attend the ADA
    online Summer School in from 13 January - 5 February 2021. We will have
    a total of 25 scholarships available, with 15 of those scholarships
    specifically for delegates from institutions that are a partner
    university of Stellenbosch University. The list of partner universities
    can be found on the website here.

    This call is open to all PhD candidates that are within the first 12
    months of their PhD degree enrolment, across all institutions and
    disciplines. More info...

      ASSISTANTSHIP BURSARIES FOR SU PHDS

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      We are able to provide funding for Stellenbosch University PhD
    candidates to work as Classroom Assistants (CAs). APPLICATIONS CLOSE 22
    DECEMBER ​2020 at midnight.

    The CAs attend the course full time (for free) and assist the
    presenter’s activities as well as the delegates, by moderating chats,
    supporting group work as well as monitoring and supporting both
    synchronous and asynchronous sessions (e.g.: the execution of
    exercises/group work on MS Teams or SUNOnline).  More info....

                     Early Doctoral Programme Scholarships [5]

                     Assistantships for Stellenbosch University PhD candidates [6]

      PROGRAMME: ONLINE SUMMER SCHOOL 2021

    You can only attend one course per week or session, as they take place
    at the same time.
    Preparatory Session: 13 - 15 January 2021
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      1 - FUNDAMENTALS OF RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS *NEW
    _An accessible introduction to quantitative, qualitative and mixed
    methods research._
    - Prof Tim Guetterman (University of Michigan, USA & Stellenbosch
    University) |Read more|

    WEEK 1: 18 - 22 JANUARY 2021

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      _Please note that each course below takes place from Monday to Friday
    each week: You can only attend one course per week, as they take place
    at the same time._

    2 - SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION: ARTICLE WRITING AND GIVING PRESENTATIONS
    _For researchers in all fields that want to communicate their scientific
    research in an effective way across a range of channels, including
    online presentations._
    - Prof John Creemers (KU Leuven, Belgium) and Ms Vicky Davis (Media)
    |Read more|

    3 - INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
    _Introduction and learning session on Quantitative research design and
    methods in Social and Health Sciences, and Educatio_n.
    - Prof Tim Guetterman (Ann Arbour at the University of Michigan, USA &
    Stellenbosch University) |Read more|

    4 - INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
    _Learn about Qualitative design and implementation. Examples from Social
    and Health sciences, and Education_.
    - Prof Wayne Babchuk (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA), with Ms Deb
    Skinstad (Stellenbosch University) |Read more|

    5 - PREPARING FOR YOUR PHD: CONSIDERATIONS AND PLANNING YOUR RESEARCH
    PROJECT
    _A roadmap for your Doctorate from conception to graduation. For new and
    aspiring PhDs across all disciplines._
    - Dr Layla Cassim (Layla Cassim ERS Consultants) & Dr Nicoline Herman
    (Stellenbosch University) *Prescribed Toolkit: R400 |Read more|

    WEEK 2: 25 - 29 JANUARY 2021

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      _Please note that each course below takes place from Monday to Friday
    each week: You can only attend one course per week, as they take place
    at the same time._

    6 - ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
    _Delegates are expected to have an understanding of Qualitative
    research, and we recommend attending the introductory course in Week 1.
    _
    - Prof Wayne Babchuk (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA) with Ms Deb
    Skinstad (Stellenbosch University) |Read more|

    7 - THE PRODUCTIVE PHD
    _How to be more productive in your research project, how to progress
    through visual (design) thinking and becoming 'unstuck_'.
    - Prof Sebastian Kernbach (University of St. Gallen) |Read more|

    8 - THE QUANTITATIVE PHD: FROM PHILOSOPHY TO STUDY DESIGN, DATA ANALYSIS
    AND REPORTING *NEW
    _For delegates undertaking a quantitative PhD in the natural, health,
    engineering and related fields learning more about the methods,
    including novel quantitative approaches_.
    - Prof Catherine Comiskey (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) |Read more|

    9 - MIXED METHODS IN RESEARCH DESIGN
    _A practical and applied introduction to designing and implementing
    mixed methods research in social, health, and educational sciences. _
    - Prof Tim Guetterman (Ann Arbour at the University of Michigan, USA &
    Stellenbosch University) |Read more|

    WEEK 3: 01 - 05 FEBRUARY 2021 (SHORT-FORM COURSES)

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      _Please note that each course below are full day courses._

    Monday 1 February 2021
    10 - GOOD RESEARCH PRACTICE: RESEARCH ETHICS AND BEYOND
    _For researchers applying for ethical clearance; ensuring research
    integrity and quality of data._
    - Prof Catherine Comiskey (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) |Read more|

    Tuesday 2 - Wednesday 3 February 2021
    11 - APPLYING SCENARIO PLANNING AS A RESEARCH METHOD AND THINKING TOOL
    *NEW
    _Explore the basics of futures thinking and learn how to apply scenario
    planning to imagine different long-term possibilities, and to think
    about various options and outcomes related to your research area._
    - Dr Njeri Mwagiru and Doris Viljoen (Institute for Futures Research,
    Stellenbosch University) |Read more|

    Tuesday 2 - Wednesday 3 February 2021
    12 - ACADEMIC WRITING FOR PUBLICATIONS: AN INTRODUCTION *NEW
    _The purpose of this interactive two day course is to provide delegates
    with practical guidance on how to write with discipline when writing
    empirical and non-empirical manuscripts, thereby increasing the
    readability and publishability of works._
    - Prof Anthony (Tony) Onwuegbuzie (University of Cambridge, University
    of Johannesburg & University of South Africa​) |Read more|

    Thursday 4 February 2021
    13 - THE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
    _A guide to creating a research question and using research databases. _
    - Dr Lara Skelly (Stellenbosch University) |Read more|

    Friday 5 February 2021
    14 - INTRODUCTION TO IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE: UNDERSTANDING THE
    IMPLEMENTATION OF PRACTICES OR POLICIES *NEW
    _Quantitative Research skills and techniques, using surveys and data
    analysis from survey research. _
    - Prof Catherine Comiskey (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) |Read more|


      Dates and important information

      2021 ONLINE SUMMER SCHOOL

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      DATES:
       -  Preparatory Course: 13 - 15 January
       -  Week 1: 18 - 22 January
       -  Week 2: 25 - 29 January
       -  Week 3: 1 - 5 February

    ​ CLOSING DATES FOR PAYMENTS:
        -   Early Bird: 16 November
        -   Standard price: 16 December

    Contact Us: adaschool@sun.ac.za

      Delegates will be required to sign in and complete an orientation in
    the week/days before the course commences as part of the course
    activities.

      We are excited to continue offering our online workshops - and hope
    that we can welcome you to some of our interventions early next year.
    Please remember that you can also chat to us on our Twitter [7] and
    Facebook feeds.

    Please keep safe and healthy!
      - Team ADA

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  • Cambridge International Law Conference 2021 – Call for Papers

    The Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) is currently accepting paper proposals for its 10thAnnual International Law Conference, titled‘National Sovereignty and International Co-operation: The Challenges
    of Navigating Global Crises’. The Conference will be held entirely online from 18-20 March 2021.

    CILJ is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal founded in 2011 by members of the postgraduate community at the University of Cambridge, with Professor Eyal Benvenisti as its honourary Editor-in-Chief.

    We would be grateful if you could circulate the Call for Papers (attached to this email, and also available athttp://cilj.co.uk/annual-conference/10th-annual-cambridge-international-law-conference-2021/)
    to staff and students at the Makerere University Law School.

    Authors who present at the Conference may also be invited to submit their papers for consideration for the dedicated conference issue of CILJ, to be published in December 2021.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information.


    Many thanks,

    Hyfa Azeez

    Conference Team

    Cambridge International Law Journal

  • INVITATION: SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT SWEDISH UNIVERSITIES, STUDY IN SWEDEN FAIR, 22nd October 2019, Makerere University Freedom Squar

     

    Are you looking for a scholarship to study at a world class university
    in Sweden?

    The Embassy of Sweden together with Makerere University with support
    from the Swedish Institute shall host a STUDY IN SWEDEN FAIR on 22
    OCTOBER 2019 in FREEDOM SQUARE at MAKERERE UNIVERSITY. The fair shall
    showcase scholarship opportunities at Swedish Universities. We shall
    show students how to apply for these programs and talk about the
    scholarship opportunities available for post-graduate courses as well.

    Attached, please find a flier for the event. You can sign up for the
    fair on our facebook page, here:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/989556241388282/

    For more information, write to ambassaden.kampala@gov.se or call 0417
    700800.

    Best regards,

    Andrew Byaruhanga

    Trade Promotion and Communication Officer
    Embassy of Sweden
    24 Lumumba Avenue, Nakasero
    Kampala, Uganda
    Tel: +256 417 700800
    Cell: +256 771 411995

    andrew.byaruhanga@gov.se
    www.swedenabroad.com/Kampala
    Twitter: @SwedeninUG
    Facebook: @embassyofswedeninkampala
     

  • Mobility Scholarships To Finland And South Africa For PhD/LLD Candidates Doing Human Rights Doctoral Research

    In partnership with: the Institute for Human Rights atÅboAkademi University; Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria; School of Law at Addis Ababa University; and School of Law Nairobi University, the School of Law Makerere University is implementing a regional project called Strengthening Human Rights Research and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa(SHUREA). SHUREA is a Finnish Government funded project aimed at strengthening policy relevant human rights research at the member institutions.

    With financial support from SHUREA project, the School of Law Makerere University gives two mobility scholarships for PhD/LLD candidates doing human rights doctoral research. These scholarships support the beneficiaries to spend up-to 4 months (From August-December) at either Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria (South Africa) or the Institute for Human Rights at ÅboAkademi University (Finland). The Scholarships cover travel costs, visa costs, health insurance, residence permit costs, accommodation and living allowance.

    This is a call for applications for those interested in these scholarships. Applicants must be registered LLD/PhD candidates at Makerere University doing human rights doctoral research.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applicants shouldsubmit the following documentsto the office of theDeputy Principal, School of Law, Makerere University or by email to rnaluwairo@law.mak.ac.ug/naluwairo1@gmail.com. Copy to  jnankinga@law.mak.ac.ug

    (a) A motivation letter of not more one page
    (b) a short bio of not more than 1000 words
    (c) Summary concept note of not more than 2 pages of the doctoral research indicating the topic, the problem, the objectives, research questions and methodology
    (d) Proposed work-plan for the 4 months 
    (e) Recommendation from the supervisor
     
    Deadline for receipt of applications: Thursday 15th March 2018. Only successful applicants will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by Thursday 22nd March 2018, consider yourself unsuccessful.

    For any inquiries, call Dr. Ronald Naluwairo on 0772 636345

     

     

  • Strengthening Human Rights Research and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (SHUREA)

    The School of Law, Makerere University in partnership with the Institute for Human Rights at Abo Akademi University, Centre for Human Rights - University of Pretoria, School of Law - Nairobi University, and the School of Law -Addis Ababa University is implementing a three year sub-Saharan regional project aimed at strengthening the capacity in the project countries to conduct human rights research and provide research-based teaching in human rights of high standard and relevance for societal development processes.

    The project aims to achieve three major outcomes i.e., improved access to doctoral training in human rights; increased high quality research in human rights; and strengthened role of human rights research in societal development processes in the project countries.The project targets PhD candidates and post doc researchers in the field of human rights at the partner universities including academic supervisors. Additionally, the project aims at improving the institutional capacity of universities to provide high-quality PhD training, including obtaining new methods of training and supervision, expanding international cooperation practices, developing prospects for multidisciplinary networking, and building the research capacity of partner universities. Finally, the project aims at engagingdifferent stakeholders (beyond the academic community) on the issue of human rights research in societal development processes.
     

    For details, contact:
    Dr. Ronald Naluwairo
    Email:rnaluwairo1@law.mak.ac.ug
    Cellphone: +256 772636345.


     

  • Lex-Lead Scholarships

    Lex:lead is a group of international lawyers and friends who support economic development focusing on the world's least developed countries. They offer an annual essay competition on topics of law and development to the world's least developed countries. In this way we transfer one-time US$500 awards to students addressing our fundamental question: what can law do to reduce poverty and foster economic growth?  In 2015 we also started placing students in internships through the World Bank and other institutions. Launched with funding from the International Bar Association Foundation, Lex:lead is an intellectual partner to the World Bank-supported Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development.

    More Info: 

    In 2015 Moses Baguma, an LL.B IV student Makerere University School of Law, particpated in the Lex-Lead Scholarship essay competition emerging among the winners of 500 Usd which was paid as his tuition for one semester to the University tuition account. Today, he is pleased to serve as Lex-Lead co-ambassador to Uganda and excited to share this opportunity with you.

     

  • Call for PHD Makerere

    We hereby announce a vacant PhD position at Makerere University, to be closely at-tached to the research programme ‘Political settlements and revenue bargains in Africa: New policy priorities?’

    About the Research Programme: This is a collaborative programme involving Makerere University; REPOA in Dar es Salaam and Aarhus University, Denmark, supported by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The PhD degree will be from Makerere University School of Law. The programme will also include a six- month stay at Aarhus University to attend PhD courses. The PhD programme will run from September 2016 to September 2019.

    The focus: We focus on how governments collect taxes and get other sources of revenue, and we want to understand how different sources of revenue might affect governments’ spending priorities. Our overall question is: How do revenue pro-viders affect governments’ policy priorities? We build a theoretical framework on revenue bargains that considers the interests of both the incumbent rulers and reve-nue providers. This framework pays attention to the mechanisms and conditions by which revenue bargains affect policy priorities, and we work with a conceptualization of policy that can range from collective goods (public policies) to specific goods (e.g. patronage) as revenue bargains include negotiations over various benefit types. We examine specific cases of revenue bargains in Uganda and Tanzania such as between companies and governments; or between salary earners and taxpayer organisations and governments.

    About the PhD research: To apply the PhD candidate should write a proposal of no more than five pages (2,500 words). This proposal must fit into the research ques-tion explained above. For instance, the PhD student can choose to trace revenue bar-gains historically between the government and specific interest groups; the PhD stu-dent may compare different cases of legislation with regard to taxing specific actors; or the student may want to explore how specific revenue providers may push for cer-tain types of policy spending. The deliverables of the PhD student will be a mono-graph or a series of articles uncovering cases of revenue bargains; cases of tax re-forms; or cases by which policy priorities change as a consequence of changes in revenue. The proposal must include: a clear purpose, a discussion of proposed meth-ods and theory, and a timeline (see below for more information). The PhD student will participate in annual workshops and carry out field research on an equal footing with senior researchers in the project.

    Requirements: Ugandan citizen; MA in law, political science, economics or sociology. Not more than 40 years of age.

    Deadline is: April 15 at noon – direct the application to Dr Bakibinga (e-mail see below) with Dr Kjær cc (see below).

    For more information, please contact Dr Bakibinga (Makerere Univer-sity) Bakibinga, dbakibinga@yahoo.com, dbakibinga@law.mak.ac.ug; Dr Kangave, jaliak@yahoo.com; or Dr Kjær (Aarhus University) mkjaer@ps.au.dk



    Kind regards



    Anne Mette Kjær
    Associate professor
     

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