The Fellowship Training Programme aims to address specific capacity gaps in Partner institutions within the sectors and crosscutting areas that Irish Aid Uganda is engaged.  These sectors include Justice, Law & Order Sector, Education Sector, Local Government, Macroeconomics Private Sector Development & Social Development. The cross cutting areas are Gender, HIV/AIDS, Environment & Governance.  Beneficiaries are supported to undertake higher-level education and training in Ireland or within the region.
Irish Aid Partners initiate the selection process.  They are required to put forward a gender-balanced panel of candidates and a good representation of the Civil Society.  Candidates working in disadvantaged regions of the country are given priority. These candidates are then entered into the final competition of the Fellowship Training Programme together with candidates from other Irish Aid Partner Countries.
To be eligible for an Irish Aid Fellowship, applicants must:

  • be a citizen of Uganda
  • be residing and currently employed in Uganda
  • have achieved the necessary standard to be accepted onto a PG/MA course in a Higher Education Institute in Ireland or within  the region
  • have a minimum of three years work experience in development
  • have identified a relevant college course in a Higher Education Institute in Ireland or within their own region
  • be applying to commence a new qualification and not be seeking funding for one already commenced
  • be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the development of their home country
  • be able to take up the fellowship in the academic year for which it is offered.

How to Apply
Filled-in applications should be submitted to the respective authority in the sectors, who in turn will submit them to the Embassy of Ireland.  Embassy of Ireland will not receive any applications from applicants. The relevant authorities might require that you submit the applications to them in advance so that they can have them submitted to the Embassy of Ireland by 31st December.
Applicants should have identified the postgraduate programme they wish to undertake in Ireland in advance of submitting their Fellowship Training Programme application forms.
Applications must be made both for the Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme and the chosen course. These are separate application processes.
If you have more questions, you can contact the Fellowship Officer of the Embassy of Ireland on Tel:   +256 41 771300 / 117 or by Email on [email protected]
Deadline: December 31, 2011.
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