Kabale University Subscribes to Research Beeline
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On July 8th 2022, Kabale University hosted visitors from Research beeline. In a presentation/training presided over by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Joy C Kwesiga, the CEO of Research Beeline Ltd Mr. Joseph Njogu said that there are no grant research applications from Africa yet there are usually open calls.
According to Prof. Benon Basheka the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the University has a five-year strategic plan and one of the pillars in the plan is mobilising resources for research grants from outside. He said, it was now upon the University’s academic staff to organize itself and form teams in different forums and apply for these grants. Kabale University has so far joined the likes of Kenyatta University, Makerere University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda Christian University, Busitema University among others that so far have already subscribed to Research Beeline.
Joseph Njogu led the staff members through the research platform where he explicitly showed them different searches and opportunities they can go for and how they can narrow and widen their searches towards their interests hence increasing their chances of getting calls for research grants and funding.
Joseph Njogu led the university staff through research beeline platform where he explicitly showed them how to conduct different searches for opportunities. The workshop was attended by Academic and Administrative staff from different departments in Kabale University.
Research beeline’s mission is to enhance research capacity for institutions in Africa as well as the quality and quantity of PhD graduates in African Universities. It collects information about possible funders and posts it on its website for the member institutions to get and use. Kabale University through the directorate of research and publication has committed to promoting research among both students and staff.