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PhD fellows from Northern partners

CARTA can offer exciting opportunities for fellows enrolled in doctoral studies at the Northern partner institutions.

Teaching replacement

If you are interested in working at one of the African universities for a period of time, the teaching replacement is an excellent opportunity to gain international experience. One obstacle for the CARTA fellows to achieve the desired progress in their PhD is lack of time. They need time to spend on their thesis and therefore need relief in their teaching responsibilities and daily work.

The placement is a volunteer position, but hopefully your institution will see the value of the placement and let you keep your salary during the placement. CARTA recognizes that employers are occasionally reluctant to grant leaves of absence, but it is our hope that they will recognize that the knowledge, broader perspective and personal development that you will bring back after the teaching abroad, will benefit also their organization.

A modest per diem will be provided by the hosting university and CARTA. The cost for travelling to and from the hosting country, as well as airport transfers, will be covered by CARTA. The hosting university provides accommodation and the costs for it. The insurance of your sending institution will be reviewed, and additional insurance will be provided if needed. If necessary, registration with the national medical council or equivalent will be facilitated by the hosting university.

Participate in a Joint Advanced Seminar

Central to the training of fellows in the CARTA programme is a series of Joint Advanced Seminars (JAS). The JASs are offered once each year for four years to each cohort, and are designed to build skills and conceptual depth from year to year. Each JAS runs for four weeks.

  • JAS-1 (5-28 March, 2018 in Kampala) builds critical thinking, technical skills, and other core research competencies, and introduces students to the essential concepts and seminal articles of the disciplines brought together under CARTA.
  • JAS-2 (5-28 November 2018 in Johannesburg) focuses on data management and analysis. Fellows learn to use software packages for qualitative and quantitative data management and analyses. Practice sessions use real research data and current software packages for hands-on training. It also includes regular methodology clinics designed to respond to individual needs of fellows and to strengthen specific areas where they feel deficient or simply to address specific challenges they are facing in their research.
  • JAS-3 (31 July-23 August 2018 in Ibadan) focuses on data presentation, the doctoral dissertation, and scientific writing and communication skills to facilitate results dissemination and policy engagement and academic success.
  • JAS-4 (5-28 March 2018 in Kampala) addresses professional development including skills necessary to raise and manage research funds, grant writing and research management, development of courses, management of large class sizes, and supervision of graduate students. JAS-4 is also designed to serve as an opportunity for senior fellows to practice mentoring of junior fellows through discussion and laboratory sessions, software training, and general information sharing.

A couple of places in each JAS are reserved for fellows from the CARTA Northern partners. JAS 1,2 & 4 are most suitable for them to attend. It is an excellent opportunity to learn in a new environment, to network and to gain international experience. 

As a PhD fellow at University of Gothenburg you have the possibility to apply to participate in one of the JASs. The costs for travel (air ticket, airport transfers, visa), accommodation, and meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), will be covered by CARTA trough Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg. You should be able to validate the course work in the JAS into your PhD education (check with your supervisor or director of studies). Call for applications - JAS 2018


Contact information

Northern Partners Coordinator

Emma Bergstedt

E-mail: Emma Bergstedt

Phone: +46 31 786 6404

Address: Medicinaregatan 3, 40530 Gothenburg


Page Manager: Emma Bergstedt|Last update: 12/19/2017

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