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Dr E I Onyishi Grant for Faculty Members to participate in the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)

Dr E I Onyishi Grant for Faculty Members to participate in the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)

 I am happy to announce that Dr E .I .Onyishi, a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology has instituted an annual grant worth N100, 000.00 for two members of the faculty to participate each year in the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) based in Nairobi Kenya.

The Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) is an independent, nonpartisan pan-African not-for-profit organization located in Nairobi, Kenya. Currently engaged in more than 12 African countries, PASGR works to enhance research excellence in governance and public policy that contributes to the overall wellbeing of women and men. In partnership with individual academics and researchers, higher education institutions, research think tanks, civil society organizations, business and policy communities both in the region and internationally, PASGR supports the production and dissemination of policy relevant research; designs and delivers suites of short professional development courses for researchers and policy actors; and facilitates the development of collaborative higher education programmes.

PASGR annually organizes courses relevant to African PhD students, academics and researchers interested in enhancing their skills in the design of research that lends itself to a multi-method approach relevant to social policy and/or governance. The training uses the participant’s own research and small group work to explore multi-method research that engages public policy.

The call for application is usually announced about the middle of the year and the courses hold around November every year for a period of two weeks. PASGR usually covers the cost of course registration and materials, accommodation, breakfast and lunch but expects participants to pay for expenses relating to transportation.

Eligibility: The grant is for members of faculty who have applicant have been selected by PASGR to attend the programme.  In case we have many qualified applicants, preference would be given to junior members of the faculty (in terms of rank)

 I thank Dr Onyishi for his magnanimity and urge the faculty members to make maximum use of this opportunity.

Prof Ignatius A. Madu