The University of Rwanda offers Master’s Dissertation Research Grant to Ugandan students. Grants are available to pursue Masters Dissertation based Research programme in the field of  Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Sustainable Development in Rwanda and East Africa.

The University of Rwanda is a higher education institution formed in 2013 through the merger of Rwanda’s previously independent public institutions of higher education, the largest of which was the National University of Rwanda.

Worth of Award

  • The successful candidates will be supported in terms of Tuition fees at the UR and Dissertation research expenses.
  • Two grants are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Rwanda

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • To register at the University of Rwanda.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with Honours, not less than Second Class Upper Division (Level 5 in the Rwandan Qualifications Framework) or a qualification deemed equivalent in the broader field of study within which indigenous knowledge systems research will be located.
  • Evidence of academic excellence as indicated by an excellent grade point average (or degree classification) and involvement in intellectually stimulating extra-curricular activities.
  • In-depth understanding of research and research methodology
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English is required, while knowledge of Swahili is required for those wishing to conduct research across East Africa.
  • Rwandan applicants are eligible for these grants.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply by post.

  • A full Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of application for a dissertation research grant specifically indicating the subject of Indigenous Knowledge
  • A 500 word concept note with emphasis on Indigenous Knowledge Systems. The concept note should clearly establish a link between Indigenous Knowledge System and candidate’s specialization [Format of Concept note is in Annex 1].
  • Evidence of understanding of research methodology
  • The research plan and detailed budget
  • Research Publications (if any): Web links and/or Digital Object Identifier to be included
  • One recommendation letter from a senior academic familiar with applicant’s academic history and interest in research
  • A complete application shall be submitted, to the Acting UR-Director of Research, Innovation, and Postgraduate studies (UR-DRIPGS).

Deadline: The application deadline is August 20, 2017.

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