Call for applications for competitive small PhD grants 2012 supported by Carnegie Corporation Round 2

The Carnegie Corporation of New York extended support to Makerere University to implement the project titled: “Building, Nurturing and Retaining the next generation of African Academics” initially under the broad theme of Food, Nutrition and Value Addition. The theme has now been opened up. The Directorate of Research and Graduate Training announces in a second round availability of grants to PhD students in four (4) categories of small competitive grants as follows:

  • PhD Applicants who require funds for data collection  – up to USD 10,000
  • PhD applicants in the last year of completion who require funds for data analysis, write up and printing costs –  up to USD 10,000
  • PhD applicants in the last year of completion who require funds to write up and printing costs – up to USD 5,000
  • Travel grant to PhD applicants to present a paper at an international conference – up to USD 4,000
  • Publication grant to PhD applicants who require funds to publish a paper already accepted in a peer reviewed journal – up to USD 1000

The expected outcome of this support is excellent and dynamic PhD graduates able to contribute to national development and be part of the international community of scholars.


The competitive small grants are open to PhD students at Makerere University from Any Discipline/Academic unit.

The application must meet the following conditions:

  1. Applicants must provide EVIDENCE THAT THEY ARE full time employees (PERMANEMT OR ON CONTRACT) of Makerere University
  2. Applicants MUST be PhD students with evidence of admission
  3. The proposal should have been approved by the respective units Higher Degree and Research Committee. Evidence should be provided.
  4. If registered in another university, evidence of academic status and approval of the research proposal by the appropriate organ in that university
  5. Budget in both UGX and USD equivalent.
  6. Supported PhD applicants must complete the identified activity by Sept 2012

Level of support

Research support may cover tuition and stipend where applicable.

N.B:    Previous beneficiaries of Carnegie Small Grants support and female PhD students are strongly encouraged to apply

Applications in a soft and three hard copies should be submitted to the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training Research Office, Lincoln Flat B5 by 5.00 pm March 10, 2012 . e-mail soft copy to:,

For enquires/clarifications regarding this grant please contact the Research & Publications Office, Lincoln Flat B5