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Funding Opportunities

Consistently highlighted as a principle challenge to delivering doctoral education in Africa, information about funding opportunities available to doctoral programme administrators and graduate school managers from various funding agencies and their programmes and projects are provided here.

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Association of African Universities



International Organisation (located in Ghana)


The Association has provided a platform for research, reflection, consultation, debates, co-operation and collaboration on issues pertaining to higher education. It has provided a range of services to its members and served African higher education in a variety of ways. It has established and increased its role in the five sub-regions of Africa and is thus able, at reasonable notice, to assemble teams of experts in relevant fields from the sub-regions.
In addition, the Association provides leadership in the identification of emerging issues and support for debating them and facilitating appropriate follow-up action by its members, partners and other stakeholders.

Main Objective:

The main goal of the strategic plans is to provide effective support for African higher education institutions in their core functions of teaching and learning, research and service to their communities. This will enhance the impact of the African higher education community and its institutions on national, regional and global affairs and policy. An additional goal is the provision of efficient management of the Association, with sound program implementation capacity and a secure resource base.

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