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  • 1. LEADHER: A Collaborative Professional Development Experience A grant programme of The International Association of Universities © IAU - November 2012
  • 2. What is LEADHER?• Grants offered on a competitive basis thanks to Sida* support;• Up to 10,000 Euros per project;• Focus on strengthening research management capacity;• International partnership projects for senior HEIs representatives;• Professional development through learning visits and collaboration. * Support for the programme is provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SAREC/Sida) and IAU © IAU - November 2012
  • 3. Results of the 2012 Competitions INSTITUTION COUNTRY RESEARCH AREAS Fall 2011University of Essex United Kingdom Research training, in particular innovative doctoral programmes; Innovative approaches to research capacity building via cooperation; Research capacity building throughUniversity of Botswana Botswana internationalizationUniversity of Dar es Salaam TanzaniaUniversity of Petroleum and Energy Studies India Developing research mission, research policy and research development strategy; Research planning, organization and managementUniversity of Nairobi KenyaUniversity of Ghana Ghana Developing research mission, research policy and research development strategy;University of Oslo Norway Research planning, organization and management Spring 2012Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta Nigeria Innovative approaches to research capacity building via cooperation; Building linkages between the university research system and national/regional research systems (ifUniversity of Ghana, College of Agriculture & applicable); Research capacity building through internationalization GhanaConsumer SCI.Daffodil International University Bangladesh Research training, in particular innovative doctoral programmes; Innovative approachesUniversiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia to research capacity building via cooperation Autumn 2012Bahria University Islamabad Pakistan Developing research mission, research policy and research development strategy; Research planning, organization and management;University of Salford United Kingdom Collection, maintenance and dissemination of research results; Research capacity building through internationalization © IAU - November 2012
  • 4. LEADHER - Learning VisitsEach LEADHER project involves single or reciprocallearning visits - organized exchanges betweenindividuals or teams of institutional administrators(Vice presidents, Deans, Directors of services, etc.),from one partner institution to another.Visiting institutions may elect to send a singlerepresentative or a small team to the hostinstitution.Learning visits may last 15 days or less. Partneringinstitutions may choose to carry out one or twolearning visits, pending sufficient resources. © IAU - November 2012
  • 5. LEADHER - How to applyThe LEADHER Grants are offered on a competitivebasis after review by the Peer Selection Committee,of all eligible applications submitted.Open to IAU Members in good standing (noarrears in membership fees).Partnerships must involve South-South or North-South cooperation.The Guidelines for submission are availableonline.The deadlines for submission are announcedregularly. © IAU - November 2012
  • 6. LEADHER - Peer Selection CommitteeThe IAU LEADHER Peer Steering Committee, in charge of assessing the LEADHERapplications, is composed of: Clifford Nii Boi TAGOE, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana, Ghana [Chair] Janyne HODDER, Former President, The College of The Bahamas, The Bahamas Antonio MARQUES, Vice-Rector, University of Porto, Portugal © IAU - November 2012
  • 7. LEADHER – Next CompetitionNext LEADHER competition: 14 January 2013Deadline for submission: 10 February 2013For more information please do not hesitate tocontact: Élodie Boisfer, Programme Officer e.boisfer@iau-aiu.net © IAU - November 2012

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