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BrainRetain mentoring program

The BrainRetain program is currently in the process of matching mentors with African junior research applicants. If you would like to register as a mentor please register here . We will be in touch with all applicants within the next two weeks with information on potential mentors. We look forward to many productive and rewarding mentoring partnerships this year.

The Irish African Parternship for Research Capacity Building (IAPRCB) is a network for information exchange and sharing of knowledge on ‘research in the service of development’.
Its activity focuses on four strands, all of which are relate to building sustainable research capacity in partnership with university institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. Join us and get involved in higher education research, academic mentoring and networking with Africa based researchers.

University World News 2nd February 2013
Political boost for university and research initiatives
African leaders have supported higher education and research by adopting the statute for the Pan-African University, approving plans for a Tunisia-based African Union Institute for Statistics, and endorsing the creation of an African Observatory on Science, Technology and Innovation and a Pan-African Intellectual Property Organisation.


PhD discussion group
PhD candidates and early career researchers, EU-Africa network

A new discussion group has been created for Ph.D. candidates and early career researchers to share experiences and initiate discussions on topics of interest. The group provides a platform for mutual support and information exchange related to Ph.D. research. Join here:


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DocLinks - Launch New Website to Provide Resources for PhD Students & Early Career Research

A new website has launched to provide resources for PhD students and early career researchers.

Doctoral candidates can now access information on available funding, research support materials and events on newly developed DocLinks website:
The website also provides the link to growing online networking community of more than five hundred PhD candidates who can communicate and share relevant information with each other as well as access potential partners for cooperative research.

IMPORTANT! Mentor Request Form to be completed

As part of the registratrion process for the IAP Brain Retain Pilot is is necessary that each new member complete the Mentor Registration Form. New members are encouraged to include as much information as possible about their specific research area and background. This is to assist in the process of pairing mentors with mentees.To complete the Mentor Request Form please click on this link.
Thanking you, The Brain Retain Team

Welcome to the IAP Brain Retain Pilot Programme - Register your details today!

A warm welcome to our newly registered members on the IAP Brain Retain website.

Currently we are in the process of recruiting mentees for the pilot programme the deadline for which is the first week of July. If you would like to take part in the pilot please register as much details as possible about yourself and your research area (including a photograph).

**There are a limited number of spaces for mentees. If you are interested and would like to take part register your details today!**

Brain Retain Pilot Programme to Commence September 2012

The IAP Brain Retain Pilot Programme will commence in September 2012.

We are now in the process of recruiting mentees from the University of Dar es Salaam and Makerere University Uganda.

Further Updates and information to follow.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the IAP Brain Retain Pilot Programme, please contact Caitriona Fitzgerald at: