Another Boost of 2 Million US Dollars Grant for Faculty Development at University of Ghana

University of Ghana has been awarded a grant of Two million and twenty five thousand US dollars by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for a second phase of the project Building A New Generation of Academics in Africa BANGA-Africa. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, signed the grant agreement on Thursday September 26, 2019. In September 2016, the University was awarded a grant of US$2,940,000 (two million nine hundred and forty thousand US Dollars) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, to support doctoral education and early career faculty research capacity development.

Explaining the goals of the new project, Professor Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu, who developed the project proposal, said that the BANGA-Africa project aims to enhance research capacity and productivity at the University of Ghana.


Professor Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu

The BANGA Phase 2 project has three components; the first focuses on early career faculty and will support over 50 faculty for post-doctoral activities, as well as research results dissemination. The second component focuses on enhancing UG faculty strength and capability to deliver high quality graduate training. This component is expected to provide direct financial support to over 40 PhD students, as well as the development of new PhD programmes. The third component focuses on consolidating UG’s flagship programme, the Pan African Doctoral Academy (PADA), whose goal is to improve scholarship and quality of PhD products from West African universities. BANGA-2 will support over 600 students to participate in the PADA doctoral schools.

The two year project will start on October 1, 2019. A project inception workshop will be announced shortly to provide the opportunity for faculty and PhD students to learn the full range of benefits on offer under BANGA-2.