News on the CCGHR Partnership with CARTA


The CCGHR has been a Northern Partner in the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) for a number of years. The program involves intensive seminars for graduate fellows from across Africa, spaced strategically during their PhDs. For more on results, consult the CARTA 2017 Factsheet >

Faculty facilitators from a variety of disciplines and institutions are recruited to provide expertise on early development of research and writing skills, critical appraisal and analysis, research question and methods development, data management and analysis, thesis completion and publishing, and grant writing.

CCGHR members can join a pool of potential facilitators for those seminars (2-4 Canadian faculty recruited/year), generally for one-week periods in February, August or November (in Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria or South Africa). Calls are shared regularly via our member-only newsletter Connect. Read about past facilitators’ experiences >

In addition members can provide very valuable assistance by agreeing to become peer reviewers (6-8 Canadian faculty recruited/year) and engage with fellows as they build their literature reviews and write their proposals. Such opportunities at a distance involve a smaller time commitment but are crucial in developing solid skills and potential mentorship relationships for future engagement. If you are interested in becoming part of this collaboration we would be delighted to hear from you, just contact us and let us know how you could contribute.

In 2017 we also partnered with CARTA to send a Canadian post-doc candidate to take part in their graduate workshop, which took place in Nairobi. This represents a great opportunity for early career researchers to enhance their skills in developing a successful research grant proposal and an amazing opportunity to interact with other researchers in Africa. There will be more such opportunities in 2018-2019 so send in your CV if you’d like to be added to our roster of candidates.