Call For Applications: Small Scale Action/Field Research Grants on TELLS Project for Senior Researchers at Makerere University

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Makerere University in collaboration with the University of Agder, Norway, University of Rwanda and Jimma University is implementing a NORAD funded project titled Transformative Education and Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Growth (TELLS).

TELLS aims at developing sufficient stock of gender balanced imaginal, transformative leaders and workforce for sustainable development of Sub-Saharan Nations. In so doing TELLS has the following four (4) objectives

  • Employability – fast-track access to future work markets.
  • Promotion and recognition of excellence in teaching
  • Promotion of new and transformative teaching and learning methods/models
  • Development of policies and new strategies/guidelines for innovative teaching and learning.

The TELLS project wishes to recruit two senior researchers (1 female and 1 male) from Makerere University to each undertake a 161-hour action/field research on emerging education technologies. The 161 hours shall be distributed within a period of six months (July – December 2024). The senior researcher may choose to research on emerging education technologies within these priority areas.

  • Policies for use of artificial intelligence and Chatbots in education
  • Innovations in blended teaching and learning
  • Online course development and online tutoring
  • Online Instruction/Learning Design
  • Micro credentials/micro degrees
  • Design, usability testing and evaluation of virtual learning environment
  • Authentic Assessment in online learning environments
Eligibility Criteria:
  1. Must be at the rank of Senior Lecturer of above
  2. Evidence of employment at Makerere University
  3. Quality research proposal (maximum 10 pages) with the following research directions, theories and frameworks, materials and methods, research directions, proposed research publication and work plan
  4. A statement of motivation and commitment (Maximum 2 pages)
  5. Commitment to produce at least one (1) quality co-authored publication within the grant period
  6. Having a research team of at least three (3) scholars
Research duration and funding
  1. The grant will last for a period of six months (July to December 2024)
  2. Each research grant will be provided as salary/stipend for research time at UGX 50,000 per hour for 161 hours
Applications Procedure

Submit your application to with a copy to not later than 19th July 2024. Also drop your hardcopy application to the TELLS Office in School of Distance and Lifelong Learning, College of Education and External Studies, Makerere University.

Paul Birevu Muyinda, PhD
TELLS Coordinator, Makerere University

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