Hosts for visiting staff from Gulu University

Platform for Stability, Democracy & Rights (PSDR) has awarded grants to four staff members at Gulu University for Study Stays in Denmark. We now invite interested Danish researchers to act as host for their respective study stays in Denmark.

2012.08.22 | Pia M. Larsen

The aim of the Study Stays in Denmark is to enable researchers from Gulu University with specific projects that will benefit from time spent in Denmark to avail of infrastructure and academic contacts at a Danish university in order to achieve a specific academic outcome. Each visit will be between 1.5 and three months.

The role of the host and the host university will be to facilitate the stay in Denmark, through providing office facilities; guidance and access to literature (online journals and library), and; support, guidance and supervision to facilitate achieving the academic output.

Thematically, the four projects cover a wide area within the themes of the Platform.  The projects are:

No. 1

“Role of Education in Community Rehabilitation and Transformation”

Grantee: Asaf Adebua (MA in Economics, Policy and Planning)

Aim: Develop a PhD concept paper.

Anticipated period: 1 April – 20 May 2013

 No. 2

“Ethnicity and political stability in Uganda: are ethnic identities a blessing or a curse?”

Grantee: Charles Amone (PhD in History)

Aim:  Writing articles for academic journals

Anticipated period: 1 November 2012 – 31 January 2013

No. 3

“Gendering livelihoods in post-conflict settings. A case study of northern Uganda”

Grantee: Stella Laloya (MPhil at Dept of Peace studies, Bradford; transfer to PhD status in January 2013)

Aim:  Literature review and methodology chapter of PhD thesis

Anticipated period: June - August 2013

 No. 4

“Effects of Technological Progress and Productivity on Economic progress in Uganda”

Grantee: Jimmy Alani (Economics)

Aim: Revision and completion of PhD dissertation

Anticipated period: October – December 2012

A fifth grant has been awarded to Ambrose Okot, supporting the development and finalisation of a proposal for a PhD project. A host has been identified for this Study Stay, which will take place during autumn 2012.

PSDR is now inviting researchers at Danish universities, who will be interested in hosting one of the four visitors from Gulu University. The anticipated time input per visit is one week in total. This will be covered through the co-financing requirements in accordance with the agreement between Universities Denmark and Danida.

If you are interested in being host for one of the grantees from Gulu University, please send a brief Expression of Interest (EoI) (max. 1 page) to the Platform Secretariat. A brief (max. 2 pages) CV should be attached.

The EoI must contain the following information:

  • Name and project title of grantee;
  • Motivation for hosting;
  • Brief description of academic capacity and experience within the field of the project;
  • Thoughts on supporting the grantee to achieve academic output.

The EoI and CV must be submitted electronically to the Platform Secretariat no later than 7 September 2012 by e-mail to: In Subject, please, indicate: “EoI – Study Stay, Gulu”.

For further information, please contact: Susan Whyte, Chair, AWG for Gulu University by e-mail:




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