Masters Research Fellowships in Water, Society and Climate Change (WaSo)

Water and Society (WASO): Institutional Capacity building in Water resources management and climate change adaptation in the Nile Basin is a NORHED project funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).  The purpose of the NORHED Programme is to strengthen capacity in higher education institutions in LMIC to contribute to a) a more and better qualified workforce, b) increased knowledge, c) evidence-based policy and decision- making and d) enhanced gender equality. The purpose of WASO project is to build supervisory and Post Graduate Programme content capacity at participating institutions within Water, Society and Climate change related disciplines. Partner institutions on this project include: In Norway: University of South East Norway, University of Bergen and Norwegian University of Life Sciences; In Africa University of Nairobi (Kenya), University of Juba (South Sudan), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), and In Asia University of Peradeniya (Srilanka), University of Jaffna (SriLanka), Bangladesh University of Eng.& Tech. (Bangladesh) and Institute of Technology of Cambodia (Cambodia). 

The call 

WASO is pleased to announce funding for  a) Two (2) Six month study fellowships at any of our Partner universities in either Asia or Africa.  b) Two (2) 2-year full study fellowship for marginalized at Makerere University. In water and society (climate change) related disciplines. The disciplines under this call include:  Ÿ Water Resources Management Ÿ Applied Hydrology and ground water management Ÿ  Irrigation and water management Ÿ GIS and remote sensing in water resources Ÿ Water and Disaster management Ÿ Water supply (engineering, technology, health, water quality) Ÿ Waste water treatment Ÿ Computer applications in water and Environmental engineering; Hydropolitics Ÿ Climate change impacts & adaptation. The research funding will be provided through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University and will cover costs of field research/tuition, a modest stipend and travel to Partner institutions as may be required.

Eligibility and requirements

The applicant should  o Be a registered student at Makerere University and will have completed/be about to complete course work in fields relevant to the above broad theme. In addition, applicants should:  o Be willing to undertake and complete field research and write-up (including publishing in recognized journals) within the specified period;   o Should have draft research proposals, which are WASO, related. o Females are highly encouraged to apply. o Provide proof of completion of coursework for category (a), a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) with primary and alternative contacts, copies of academic documents, statement of research interest and contact addresses (phone and email) of two referees.  

How to apply 

Applications should be hand delivered in a sealed envelope marked “WASO MSc. Research Funding Application” to reach the undersigned by 5:00 PM, 10th March 2017. The Coordinator WASO, Flat B7 Lincoln Flats Makerere University, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala.  Phone: +256 (0) 701601797, +256 (0) 752767439  Email:;

Masters Research Fellowships in Water, Society and Climate Change (WaSo)