Call For Applications For Five (5) Masters Fellowships In Computing Tenable At Makerere University

Call For Applications For Five (5) Masters Fellowships In Computing Tenable At Makerere University

Project Title: BRIGHT: Building Research Capacity in Innovative Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) for Sustainable Socio-economic Growth in Uganda.

Project Website: www.bright.mak.ac.ug

Start date: Immediately
Fellowship: The grant is expected to provide support for tuition fees, research costs, minor equipment, regional/international conferences, field study, and publications.

Programme outline in brief
The research-training programme is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The programme is a collaboration of four institutions in Uganda and Sweden: Makerere University (Mak), Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), University of Gothenburg (UGOT), and Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers) will jointly train students at the post-doctoral, PhD and Master’s level. The aim of the programme is to build research capacity in innovative Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) for sustainable economic growth in Uganda. Health and education are the two application domains that will be main focus areas.
Possible Research Directions
The prospective supervisors suggest the following topics. However, we are willing to consider alternative excellent proposals:

1. Domain specific language for robotic mission specifications
2. Grammatical frameworks for low-resourced languages
3. Mining software repositories for UML software designs. Areas of focus include program understanding, reasoning about (maintainability/security of) UML designs.
4. IT Management and interoperability
5. Innovative Information and Communication Technologies, with relevance to Health systems innovations and Education for sustainable development
Criteria
We are seeking five (5) highly motivated persons for Master’s in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Information Systems/Technology. You must have an admission to a Master’s program in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or in Information Systems/Technology, or in an equivalent subject at Makerere University.

Selection Process
1. The Master’s candidates will be recruited based on academic and research excellence and the quality of the research proposal
2. Competent faculty at UGOT, Chalmers and Mak will jointly perform reviewing and interviewing of the applications.
3. Special recruitment efforts will be made to ensure gender equality within the program.

Eligibility requirements
1. The applicant must have an admission letter to a relevant Master’s program at Makerere University, specifically (Computer Science, Software Engineering or Information Systems/Technology)
2. Applicants should preferably have been admitted to a Master’s program within the last two years (i.e., in 2017/18 or 2018/19). Those admitted in 2017/18 should be on a normal academic progress
Additional information
The application must be written in English and it must include two separate documents plus a copy of the applicant’s research concept/proposal. Applications will be handled electronically.
The 1st document shall include:
1. A short cover letter with a motivation that describes how the applicant meets the selection criteria (max. one A4 page)
2. Curriculum Vitae.
3. Undergraduate transcript, and Master’s partial testimonial (for those admitted in 2017/18).
4. At least two recommendation letters from persons that are familiar with the applicant’s qualifications.
The 2nd document shall include:
1. A proposal for a research topic including approach and research plan (max. 2 A4 pages),
2. Name(s) of the proposed academic supervisor (optional)
3. Other documents deemed important by the applicant to support their application
Application procedure
1. Detailed information about the application for the fellowship can be obtained from the project website: www.bright.ug
2. Submission of application for the fellowship with supporting documents should be via the scholarship submission link https://goo.gl/forms/wg0xuhVu4jfiTf4g2 All files should be in PDF format.
3. Application deadline is 28th September 2018 and interviews (where applicable) will be conducted 1st-10th October 2018.
4. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information contact:
1. Prof. Dr. Michel R. V. Chaudron Email: chaudron@gu.se or
2. Associate Prof. Engineer Bainomugisha Email: baino@cis.mak.ac.ug

Project website: www.bright.ug