Apply now for Cambridge Africa Partnership for Research Excellence (CAPREx) project/ Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

Deadline- January 6, 2013

Carnegie Corporation of New York in partnership with the Makerere University and the University of Cambridge offers funding for  Cambridge Africa Partnership for Research Excellence (CAPREx) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships.

The project is focused (among others) on developing post-doctoral academic excellence in biological sciences and engineering (for UG) and the social sciences and humanities (for Mak). It also intends to build upon Cambridge’s existing collaborations with both universities to enhance their research excellence and promote the recruitment and retention of the brightest academic staff at these institutions.

The focus of the CAPREx programme will be on research training/mentorship/collaboration relevant to Ghana and Uganda, which is where the research projects will largely be carried out. CAPREX fellowships will, however, allow for an average of four months (ranging from 1 to 6 months) to be spent at the University of Cambridge. Fellowships will include travel (to be arranged from Cambridge) and subsistence costs (£1,700 per month) for the agreed duration of stay in the UK. Funds will also be allocated for each CAPREX fellow to attend one international conference, ideally in Europe or North America. CAPREx fellows will also be eligible to apply for an ‘Alborada Research Fund’ (available at the University of Cambridge to be awarded to Cambridge-Africa researchers on a needs basis, with awards ranging from £1,000 to £20,000 per application).


  • Fellowships are open to all PhD-holding members of staff of the African partner universities in Ghana and Uganda. However, preference will be given to researchers who completed their PhDs less than 10 years ago (early career fellows), or 10 to 20 years ago (mid-career fellows). Part-time staff can be considered, if they provide evidence of being research active. They should be interested in focusing on a research career long-term.
  • Applicants must be from the subject areas specified above, for each African university.
  • Female staff is strongly encouraged to apply for these fellowships.

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