KAMPALA- Dr. Amulen Deborah Ruth, a Lecturer at the Department of Livestock Industrial Resources in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB) at Makerere University has on June 24 won the 2019 African Futures Research Leadership Program at Michigan State University (MSU).
She will visit MSU for one week of collaboration discussions and towards the end of the program, MSU faculty mentors will spend one week at the early career researcher’s home institution to continue research collaboration with the researcher and their African co-mentor.
Ms. Amulen will participate in a structured academic advancement program while building bridges and lasting connections with MSU and across their cohort.
She will also participate in the Future Africa Research Leadership Program at the University of Pretoria, which will provide her with training in the areas of thought leadership, team development, research development, engagement and collaboration while building south-south collaboration with other African researchers.
Makerere University is a founder member of the Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) based at Michigan State University.
Effective this year (2019), AAP has established its competitive visiting scholar program that targets early career female researchers from the eight AAP member institutions to be jointly supervised by faculty members from MSU and their home institution in research for impact, writing of scholarly and/or policy publications, dissemination of research results and grant proposals.