Centre for African Wetlands (near “N” Block), UG - Legon


... answering your queries

We are usually asked the following questions:

The “Next Generation of Academics in Africa” project started in 2010 at the University of Ghana with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It aims at enhancing the University of Ghana’s capacity in research and post-graduate training in Ghana with the long term goals of meeting national development needs by producing young, high caliber academics to who will then generate, safeguard and transmit knowledge. As a long-term support programme for tertiary education in Africa, it seeks to advanced excellence in postgraduate research and faculty retention.


You can benefit from our scheme as it helps:
  • Support your high performance to acquire or complete your PhD training (we focus on 3 disciplines: Computational Science, Biosphere Science and Sociology).
  • Institutionalize a mentorship programme for you (PhD students and young lecturers).
  • Draw on existing partnerships with other universities in Africa, the United States of America, The United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
  • You take advantage of Diaspora faculty exchange linkages and partnerships.

Anticipated outcomes of the project include increased numbers of University of Ghana faculty with PhD degrees, increased ability of young faculty to carry out cutting-edge research and supervise post-graduate student research; increased research output by University of Ghana faculty; enhanced post-graduate programme delivery in the selected disciplines and increased retention of next generation faculty members.


Currently, we accept applications only from MPhil students in their research year and PhD candidates in the following departments:
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Animal Biology and Conservation Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science

This said, all hope is not lost since there is a possibility of expanding the scholarship scheme to include other disciplines in the near future. Stay posted by subscribing to our newsletter and checking our site regularly.


The scholarship covers only your tuition fee, research and book allowance for all your period of study.


You can apply online by feeling out online application form at ug.edu.gh or by downloading a printable version at ug.edu.gh and submit via post to the address below after feeling it with the appropriate information: Postal address:

Centre for African Wetlands – Director’s Office P.O. Box LG 67, Legon Accra – Ghana (West Africa)


No, you don’t have to pay anything. Yes, you have to pay a moderate fee for processing only after going successfully through the selection process. Note however that all payment must be made available to us through bank draft (our account details will be made available to you at the stage).
Yes, it is hosted at the University of Ghana. No, it is not hosted at the University of Ghana.