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The CAPREx Project


The overall aim of CAPREx (Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence) is to strengthen Africa's capacity for sustainable excellence in research, through close collaborative work with the region's most talented individuals. CAPREx will therefore equip African academics with the skills, resources, networks and vision to become internationally competitive and successful researchers and research managers/administrators.             


CAPREx Partner Websites:

University of Ghana, Legon
Makerere University, Uganda

Two types of fellowship:

A one-year postdoctoral research fellowship in the humanities and social sciences (Makerere University) and in engineering and biological sciences (University of Ghana Legon). During this year, academic fellows visit Cambridge for a duration of between 1 and 6 months to work with Cambridge academics on a collaborative piece of research. Details of current Research Fellows can be found on the Researcher Profiles webpages.

Previously, the Programme offered research management fellowships. African research managers or administrators visit were able to visit the Research Operations Office in Cambridge for training and skills development. More information can be found on the Research Management Training webpages.

Any enquiries about the CAPREx project can be directed to


CAPREx Funders