CHUSS holds pre-application Workshop for Cohort 2024 of Gerda Henkel PhD Programme


Over 130 participants took part in the highly interactive pre-application workshop for the Inter-disciplinary PhD Programme by Research in the Fields of Historical Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences scheduled to begin in September 2024 and end in June 2027.

The hybrid workshop held on Saturday 9th March 2024 follows the release of the Call for Applications by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) for ten positions leading to the award of a PhD in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences of Makerere University. The completed application forms ought to be submitted by Friday, March 29, 2024.

During the pre-application workshop, several experts and facilitators were lined up to provide a holistic understanding and appreciation of the Call for Applications, paying extra attention to guidelines, expectations, and processes. In addition, PhD graduates who were able to study and complete the PhD in three years were also lined up to share experiences and inspire the prospective applicants to embrace this research journey.

The team of seasoned facilitators included: Dr. Zaid Sekito, Dr. Kajumba Mayanja, Dr. Evelyn Lutwama-Rukundo, Dr. Resty Naiga, Dr. Merit Kabugo, and Dr. Badru Bukenya.
The Presenters with tested and proven experience included: Dr. Edgar Nabutanyi, Associate Professor Patrick Mangeni, Dr. Levis Mugumya, Dr. Pamela Khanakwa, Dr. Abudul Mahajabu, Dr. Josephine Lutaaya Kakeeto, Dr. Resty Naiga, Mr. Samuel Okok and Ms Lillian Mbabazi.

The programme is fully funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation of Dusseldorf Germany and is tenable at Makerere University. The scholarship covers all costs of PhD training and the maximum value of the scholarship payable to each fellow in 2024 is approximately USD 8,200 which will be paid to the fellows in Uganda Shillings equivalent per year. 

In the Call for Applications, preference is accorded to projects that approach the study of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the fields of: Classics namely Literature, Philosophy, Epic, and Drama; Prehistory/Early History of Africa; Archaeology; Modern African History; Sociology; Anthropology; Language and Linguistics, Creative Arts in Africa, Religion in Africa, Political theory and Gender Studies.

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