In 2011, the University of Ghana established a Diaspora Linkage Programme (UG-DLP) with funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The UG-DLP seeks to promote partnerships with African Professors in the diaspora in order to draw on their expertise to enhance UG's faculty strength for post-graduate teaching, supervision and thesis examination, with particular emphasis on PhD training. It is expected that such partnerships will lead also to collaborative research that will enhance research productivity.
The UG-DLP seeks to establish links with existing Diaspora Networks, partner universities and individual diasporan professors. It is expected that individual diasporan professors will obtain endorsement from their universities to spend their leave/sabbatical periods at the University of Ghana. Professors invited on the UG-DLP must be available for a minimum of four weeks normally, but preferably for one to two semesters, and willing to teach graduate courses, supervise Masters/PhD students, examine student theses, engage in research (ideally in collaboration with UG faculty), and support the development of new post-graduate programmes.
The UG through this sponsorship will cover return economy air ticket of Professors on the UG-DLP and provide a salary top-up to cover costs for the initial 90 days of their stay in Ghana. UG will also provide fully furnished accommodation on campus where necessary and free utilities.
If you are an African academic working in a University abroad and are interested in the UG-DLP, please send an e-mail stating your interest with a completed application form (attached) and an abridged CV (no more than 3 pages), to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org; Attention: Mrs. Christy Badu, Deputy Registrar, BANGA-Africa Project, University of Ghana, Legon.