Applications are invited for the third quarter of the 2017/2018 academic year for grants to support senior members attend or organise conferences taking place in May, June and July of 2018.  The conference grant scheme provides support to staff whose research outcomes/activities advance knowledge in their field of study and enhances UG’s image on a global scale. 

Grants will be awarded on the basis of applicants’ ability to convincingly demonstrate;

  1. Impact of the conference on a specific and measurable area of their current work portfolio;
  2. Potential for creation of collaborations and the forging of long-term relationships between applicant and partner organizations or individuals;
  3. Possibility of attracting additional funding to attend/organize the conference1
  4. How the conference will enhance the individual or department’s capacity to contribute meaningfully to advancing UG’s research mission

Applications must be submitted online via http://grant.ug.edu.gh/. Applicants may access the site by entering their UG username (email address without domain name i.e., @ug.edu.gh) and e-mail password to login. Click here to download the application guide.

Paper applications are not accepted and incomplete applications will be automatically deleted from the online application system after the deadline.

Login or application submission difficulties should be reported using the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdENSSWZrOcNDg8H7PBXk6e45UfvTvnx9wSH3fc2N8SoPUJA/viewform

Applicants are encouraged to read the attached “Conference Grant Application Submission Guide” and “Handbook” BEFORE starting their application.

Deadline for completing online application:      11:59p.m. on Saturday, 31st March 2018.

Over the past two years ORID has been able to make awards of about UD$1300 on each of the funding mechanisms to applicants.

Enquiries may be addressed by e-mail to cgrant@ug.edu.gh or call 0303 930 436. For more information click here to download the conference grant guidelines.


1 The ORID grant should be considered as counterpart funding from the University to help meet part of the costs for conferences