Institutional and Individual Research Capacity Building
The IAP works on both institutional and individual capacity building programs.
INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUILDING
Mentoring & Networking
The BrainRetain program is currently in the process of matching mentors to African junior researchers. If you would still like to apply for mentoring please register here. We will be in touch very soon with all applicants.
BrainRetain is the IAP mentoring and networking program, which supports the retention and growth of intellectual capital in African universities by enabling:
- Collaboration between international and African researchers
- A mentoring service to research students from African countries
- And providing online work spaces and research resources.
Mentoring and professional support is provided specifically in the areas of
a. PhD / Research Masters application proposals
b. PhD funding proposals
c. Conference abstracts & papers
d. Publication peer-reviewing
e. Professional support and career advice
f. Pointers to literature and online sources
To apply for mentoring or to participate as a mentor please complete this registration form .
PhD Summer Schools
The South African network (SANPAD / SANTRUST) has an MOU with IAP to engage in training for their pre PhD training programme and their training the trainers programme for PhD supervisors. SANTRUST is a registered educational trust in the Republic of South Africa. It manages a host of programmes. Its flagship entity, the South Africa-Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD), has been active on the higher education landscape since 1997. SANTRUST arose from a bilateral agreement between the governments of The Netherlands and South Africa. It has been funded by The Netherlands Ministry of Higher Education through the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Pretoria. More recently, the research and leadership development programmes have been extended to respond more directly to the transformation, leadership and policy imperatives in higher education. Collaborations have also extended into the wider African continent. These include individually-crafted pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, policy writing, doctoral supervisor, writing for scientific publications and executive leadership programmes, among others. The objective is for African universities to sustain key capacities and competencies, raise their international profile and tap the financial benefits that arise from high quality human capacity and research outputs.
In partnership with SANTRUST the IAP have provided Irish researchers for major research projects on water, agriculture, migration and the development state.
Read more on our SANTRUST partner.
INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING
We work with the East African Research & Innovation Management Association (EARIMA), on institutional research capacity building. This emerging network links Research Managers and university research offices from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania, UDSM is the focal point for coordinating this network, which was formally launched in March 2011. In Sept 2011 the IAP cosponsored with EARIMA co-sponsored a 3-day Workshop on Research Capacity Building. Read the report here.