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University Administration Support Program - IREX

Each year, AAP hosts research managers from our African consortium members as part of IREX's University Administration Support Program, supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (

The UASP Fellowships in Research Management support the development of university research management and knowledge transfer capacity through a six-week fellowship in the United States for mid- to senior-level university leaders.

Two weeks of training in Washington, DC, a virtual learning environment, and a four-week placement at a respected U.S. university support participants to build their universities into leading research institutions that impact their communities. Following the placement, fellows are supported to implement reforms in their home institution.

As research management is decentralized at MSU, we invite various experts from across the university to facilitate sessions based on the interest of the participants. 

This year, IREX has shifted to a virtual model to accommodate current health and safety restrictions. We are virtually welcoming six fellows from University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Makerere University in Uganda, and Universite Cheikh Anta Diop in Senegal this spring.

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