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ARUA - COE: Small Grant Fellowships - Second Call for Applications

The CoE is inviting eligible candidates for the second cohort of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to apply for small grants of up to USD 6,000 to conduct research in identities of motherhood and fatherhood in Africa.

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Enhancing Collaboration and Partnership in Research and Discussions

ARUA CoE Identities working with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building (RUFORUM), to explore opportunities of collaboration, networking and working together.

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Highlights from the ARUA 2021 Biennial Conference conducted on 17th to 19th November 2021

As scientists strive to find workable solutions to health challenges in Africa, they should ensure science is culturally relevant to the Africans. It's high time we stopped thinking for Africans and began thinking with Africans - @SsaliSarah 

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Strengthening Capacity for Research and Policy Engagement (SCaRPE)

"UKRI GCRF Strengthening Capacity for Research and Policy Engagement in Shifting Notions of Motherhood and Fatherhood for Improved Children's Wellbeing in Africa (SCaRPE)"

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Discover ARUA CoE, Notions of Identity in Africa

The ARUA CoE in Notions of Identity in Africa is a multidisciplinary, collaborative effort involving six research intensive universities in Africa.

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Our Objectives


Develop a network of African institutions and researchers engaging with the question of identity.

Share knowledge, skills and other resources between the network partners in the CoE

Develop a research agenda in the area of Identities in Africa between network partners

To develop an intellectual community to engage with the notion of identity in each partner university

Build capacity to research identities in Africa in the partner universities.

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Our Member Institutions


Makerere University
University of Ghana
Obafemi Awolowo University
Addis Ababa University
University of Rwanda
University of Witswatersrand