The institutes of Gender Studies (IGS) and Development Studies (IDS) are jointly implementing a project on Gender and Digitisation across Context. This six-year project is being executed under the aegis of the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (NORAD) through the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED II). University of Agder (Norway) and Makerere University (Uganda) are other partner institutions in the project. The project aims to improve  teaching of programmes in Gender Studies, support institutional-civil society engagement,  enhance Gender equality, foster capacity-building on Gender-related research activities, and empower students to develop and acquire requisite skills and competencies essential in enhancing Gender Equality and Development in higher education institutions and communities.

Additionally, the project will offer full scholarships to three postgraduate students in the MA Gender Studies programme at the University of Dar es Salaam. These two-year scholarships will cover tuition fee, stipend, and research funds as per the University approved rates. Upon successful completion of their coursework, the applicants will conduct research in the following thematic areas of interest to the project: 

  1. Gender, Digitalisation and Graduate Training (specifically on the Impact of Gender and Digitalisation, or exploring the added value of digitalisation on training and learning at the postgraduate level).
  2. Teaching Gender Across Context Collaboratively
  3. Gender Equality and Inclusion for Community Impact.
  4. Digitalisation and Policy Implications



Eligible applicants must have the following qualifications:

  1. Minimum undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of not less than 3.8 on a 5-point scale.
  2. Aged less than 40 years (male) and less than 45 years (female) by the time of taking up the scholarship.
  3. Provide a strong statement of a need 
  4. Previous experience in Gender is an added advantage
  5. Male and female applicants from remote rural areas with prevalent gender inequality issues such as ethnic groups, single mothers and marginalised by gender status are strongly encouraged to apply.
  6. Applicants with disabilities (special needs) are also strongly encouraged to apply.



Selected candidates will have an opportunity to be co-supervised by faculty from the universities of Makerere, Agder, and Dar es Salaam.

How to apply

Interested applicants need to submit the following:

  • Certified copies of their undergraduate academic certificates, transcripts, and the national Identity Card
  • Letter of motivation
  • Admission letter
  • Curriculum Vitae

Deadline for application is 1st October 2022 at 17:00 HRS EAT.

Interested applicants must send their applications via email addressed to the Principal Investigator through copied to

All inquiries should be directed to: The Director IGS, Email,

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Issued on 19 AUGUST 2022

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