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The CAPREx Project


CAPREx (Cambridge-Africa Partnership for Research Excellence) is a partnership that comprises three universities: the University of Cambridge, UK; Makerere University, Uganda; and the University of Ghana, Legon. It aims to strengthen Africa's capacity for sustainable excellence in research, through close collaborative work with the region's most talented individuals. CAPREx offers a postdoctoral fellowship programme whereby academics from partner institutions can develop the skills, networks and vision to become internationally competitive, successful researchers. CAPREx received funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, $2.2 million (2012 - 2018) and Issac Newton Trust £179K (2012- 2016). Fund for the fellows research projects was donated by ALBORADA Trust.   

CAPREx Partner Websites:

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mak logo sm Makerere University, Uganda


1) One-year postdoctoral research fellowship:

  • Humanities and social sciences (Makerere University)
  • 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.

2) 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