The Uganda National NGO Forum has offered eight research fellowships to Masters students in the School of Social Sciences,College of Humanities and Social Sciences undertaking research on NGO/Civil Society. The organization has also offered 50 internship places to undergraduate students starting this year.
The grants are a result of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Uganda National NGO Forum and the School of Social Sciences at Makerere University. The MoU is aimed at setting up a formal collaboration and cooperation mechanism to among other factors increase the level of understanding and appreciation amongst students on the work and contribution of civil society to Uganda’s development.
According to Dr S.K Simba, Chair, Department of Political Science in the School of Social Sciences, the grants will reduce the burden for students searching for internship placement. “We encourage students to embrace the grant by applying for the positions as soon as possible. Applications can be delivered to my office which will work with officials from the NGO Forum to select students for internship,” he said after receiving the news of the grant. The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is the focal department for the programme at Makerere University.