The deadline is Feb. 15 to register for the two-week GREAT Gender-Responsive Legume Breeding Course, which will be held in Kampala, Uganda in two sessions, from July 23 to Aug. 1, 2018 and Jan. 14-18, 2019.

GREAT courses are intensive, cohort-based trainings for small interdisciplinary teams of researchers from leading agricultural research institutions across sub-Saharan Africa. Through applied training in gender-responsive research theory and methods, participants can elevate the impact of their research, while building their professional network. GREAT’s training team of researchers is from Makerere University, Cornell University and other institutions.

This course is for:

  • Agricultural scientists: develop tools and skills to make your research more impactful for farmers, and more attractive to funders
  • Social scientists: improve your qualitative and quantitative research skills, and learn how to better integrate the two into effective mixed methods research approaches
  • Research teams: improve your ability to design, budget, carry out, analyze and report on agricultural research projects, as a team

Researchers are encouraged to apply in interdisciplinary teams of two or three, combining biophysical and social scientists, who are working on applied legume-oriented research for development projects in sub-Saharan Africa. No previous gender training is necessary, and limited scholarship funding is available.

Applications are due by February 15. Learn more about how GREAT at:

For more information, or to discuss whether the GREAT training is right for you, please email Devon Jenkins at