Monday, February 2, 2015

Call for applications: Carnegie Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme

Applications for the fourth intake of the Carnegie-funded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, which is aimed at enhancing ICT skills for research enablement in African universities opened on the 1st of February 2015 and closes on the 13th of March 2015. The course will begin on the 23rd of May 2015. Academic librarians and LIS faculty in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda are eligible to apply for admission to this programme.

Eight four-week training sessions will take place over a period of three years. 32 participants will be selected for each intake. 

This four-week residential training programme with both practical (70%) and theoretical (30%) components will cover the following topics:

  1. Setting the context: Libraries, ICTs and research 
  2. Leadership and innovation
  3. Information literacy
  4. Social media for research discoverability in an academic environment
  5. Mobile technology and mobility
  6. Managing and organising information
  7. Personal Information Management
  8. Open Scholarship and Open Science (OS/S) – Publishing
  9. Open Scholarship and Open Science - Institutional Repositories.
  10. Open Scholarship and Open Science - Understanding and using research data management
  11. Digitisation
  12. Evaluating website architecture
  13. Cloud services and storage
  14. Virtual research environments
  15. The next generation librarian 

This is a fully funded programme which will take place in Pretoria, South Africa. The funding covers books and other academic expenditures, flights, accommodation, and a daily stipend while in Pretoria. All participants are expected to reside in the accommodation provided in Pretoria for the duration of the programme.

Grant exclusions:

  • Visa applications, personal expenses (for example medicine, laundry, phone calls, etc.)
  • ICT equipment such as laptops, modems, internet access top-ups etc.
  • Travel to and from the airport in your home country

Application for the third intake closes on 13th of March 2015. No late applications will be considered. (There will be a fifth intake in November 2015, as well as a further three intakes in 2016.)

For additional information on the programme content, eligibility and selection criteria, application procedures, important dates, etc., please see:
 All correspondence or enquiries: Joan de la Haye at
Kind Regards
Joan De La Haye
Carnegie CPD Programme Administrator
+27 (0) 12 420 2887