Postdoc and Ph.D. Fellowships in Water, Society and Climate Change (WASO) Programmes

Water and Society (WASO): Institutional Capacity building in Water resources management and climate change adaptation in the Nile Basin is a NORHED project funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). The purpose of the NORHED Programme is to strengthen capacity in higher education institutions in LMIC to contribute to

a) a more and better qualified workforce,

b) increased knowledge,

c) evidence-based policy and decision- making and

d) enhanced gender equality.

The purpose of WASO project is to build supervisory and Post Graduate Programme content capacity at participating institutions within Water, Society and Climate change related disciplines.

Partner institutions on this project include: In Norway:

University of South East Norway, University of Bergen and Norwegian University of Life Sciences; In Africa University of Nairobi (Kenya), University of Juba (South Sudan), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), and In Asia University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka), University of Jaffna (Sri Lanka), Bangladesh University of Eng.& Tech. (Bangladesh) and Institute of Technology of Cambodia (Cambodia).

The Call

WASO is pleased to announce funding for

a) Two (2) one-month PhD/Postdoc fellowships at any of our Partners in Norway

b) Three (3) three � month PhD/Postdoc fellowships at any of our Partners in Africa or Asia.

In water and society and climate change related disciplines. The disciplines under this call include:

a) Water Resources Management

b)Applied Hydrology and ground water management

c) Irrigation and water management

d) GIS and remote sensing in water resources

e) Water and Disaster management

f)Water supply (engineering, technology, health, water quality)

g) Waste water treatment

h)Computer applications in water and Environmental engineering; Hydropolitics

i)Climate change impacts & adaptation

The research funding will be provided through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University and will cover costs of field research / tuition, a modest stipend and travel to Partner institutions as may be justified and approved.

Eligibility and requirements

The applicant should

Applicants for the Ph.D. fellowships should be duly registered. Applicants for the Postdoctoral fellowships should hold a PhD with a proven research record in

WaSo related areas. In addition, applicants should:

Be members of staff of Makerere University

Be willing to undertake and complete field research and write-up (including publishing in recognized journals) within the specified period;

Postdoctoral applicants should be willing to participate in joint supervision.

Females are highly encouraged to apply.

Provide a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) with primary and alternative contacts, copies of academic documents, statement of research interest and contact addresses (phone and email) of two referees.

Source: Makerere University

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