CARISCA invites applications from KNUST faculty to undertake high-quality and impactful five-day scientific visits to higher education institutions in Nigeria and Uganda during the 2024/2025 academic year. This funding opportunity aims to strengthen the research capacity and outputs of KNUST faculty, promote knowledge exchanges between the scholars, and students and establish relationships between CARISCA KNUST and the participating universities. The Center, by this call, hopes to increase the inclusion of all KNUST faculty who are committed to using their interdisciplinary research activities to advance scholarly, policy and practitioner knowledge. 

Focus Areas and Tasks of the Visits

  • Training/lectures in selected contemporary topical issues that address grand challenges in Africa’s supply chains (broadly defined)
  • Training in contemporary research methods that take the African context into account
  • Research seminars for Faculty, Masters, and Ph.D. students
  • Collaboration with researchers in host African institutions to publish in high-impact journals ranked not less than 3 on the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) journal quality guide. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in publishing in such journals as lead authors. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be faculty members, preferably ranking below the associate professor level.
  • This opportunity is open to KNUST faculty who are currently not actively involved in CARISCA activities but are well-published and experienced in academic research.
  • All applicants must submit a research proposal (in the form of a two-page concept note) that they intend to collaborate on with researchers in the host African institution.


  • Successful applicants will be offered daily sustenance allowance for the entire period of their visit to the nominated African country university
  • Round-trip airfare (economy class only)
  • Travel insurance
  • Hotel accommodation for the visiting period


  • Scientific visit report covering all the activities executed and a presentation to other faculties on what you learned upon return to KNUST.
  • Evidence of commencement of collaboration for paper publication in a CABS ranked.

Application Procedure

  • Interested KNUST faculty should submit their CV (four pages maximum) and statement of purpose to CARISCA through by Friday, February 29, 2024
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


The Centre for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain-Africa (CARISCA) trains, generates and translates supply chain management research and innovations into positive development outcomes for Ghana and across Africa. CARISCA forms part of the Building Research and Innovation, Generating Evidence, and Training (BRIDGE-Train) program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which harnesses intellectual, research, community engagement, and capacity-building expertise of higher education institutions to address some of the world’s most complex development challenges.

Through a partnership between Arizona State University and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and University Technology (KNUST) in Ghana, CARISCA leverages local and international networks of governmental, civil society, and industry partners to connect African researchers, practitioners, businesses, and policymakers to supply chain assets around the world. CARISCA seeks to strengthen local capacity to improve supply chains by increasing their efficiency, effectiveness, and inclusiveness.




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