In Numbers

Carnegie Corporation of New York invested $15.5 million in RISE's 5 African scientific research and training networks over a period of 10 years, beginning with a planning grant of $252,400 made to SIG in 2007.

The majority of Carnegie funding was used to cover postgraduate training costs, such as academic fees, funding for research, student housing costs, and fees for student visas; travel and conferences within and outside of the networks; and scientific equipment and supplies.

The networks collectively leveraged an additional $27.5 million in funding to support their research and training activities from 2011-2016.*

They are currently using remaining funds to support the 67 students whose degrees are still in progress.

To date, RISE has operated in 10 African countries: Botswana; Ghana; Kenya; Malawi; MozambiqueNamibia; Nigeria; South Africa; Tanzania; and Uganda.

To view the list of official RISE institutions, please visit our partners page.

*Data on leveraged funds not collected prior to 2011.

Total Students & Graduates: 182



Nationalities Represented: 18**

**One scientist has dual citizenship in Namibia and Rwanda.  


Degrees & Fellowships Completed: 127



Degrees In Progress: 67