Other Forms of Training

Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) -- African Population Health Research Centre (APHRC)

Technical Workshops. Focus on theoretical, analytical and methodological developments in population, health, and development research to improve the skills of African scholars in designing projects and analyzing data.
Short courses for CARTA awardees in supervision, library support, grant-writing, and research management; Mentoring PhD supervisors through twinning experienced with new supervisors; Mentoring of faculty and other university staff through their participation in Joint Advanced Seminar (JAS) curriculum development workshops and co-facilitating the JAS.


INASP's AuthorAid initiative assists researchers to publish their work by offering training in academic writing skills. Experienced academics are recruited to mentor junior researchers online. Funded by Sida, DFID and NORAD.

IRD - Research Institute for Development (France)

Methodological Training. Since 2006 IRD in East Africa has run methodological training workshops in Social Sciences and Humanities.

SANPAD (the South Africa-Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development)

An in-region one-year fast track training programme designed to prepare students for PhD entry. It acts as a vital bridge between Master’s and doctoral study and, by increasing the ability of good students to enrol for PhDs, can help to harness and develop already existing talent which might otherwise go unrealised, and to overcome some of the obstacles to successful PhD research. 256 PhD candidates have been trained to date, mainly from historically disadvantaged backgrounds, and 93% of those trained completed their PhDs within three to four-year period (while at the same time holding teaching and/or research appointments). The unit cost involved is estimated to be one-third of that which would normally arise in a conventional overseas postgraduate training or fellowship programme.

TDR (Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases)

Leadership training grants. For postgraduate training in health research in academic institutions in Disease Endemic Countries. Social science applications to health research particularly favoured.

International Science Programs of Uppsala university

The ISP covers three broad areas- chemical, physical and mathematical sciences. The support is given on a long-term basis to enable the groups and networks to become self-sustainable. The support is adjusted to the needs of the individual activities, and may comprise support for equipment, consumables and literature, exchange of scientists, and postgraduate education on a sandwich basis. The work is carried out in co-operation with one or more strong research groups in Sweden, in the rest of Europe, and in the regions. Between 2003–2010, support was given to up to 50 research groups and 21 networks annually.