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June 5, 2024 scholarship

Epilepsy accounts for a significant portion of the global disease burden, often accompanied by extensive discrimination and stigma. These factors, along with other barriers, prevent many individuals with epilepsy from accessing medical care. Comprehensive understanding of epilepsy’s characteristics, comorbidities, and risk factors is essential for developing targeted preventive strategies and interventions.

In collaboration with Duke University in the USA, Makerere University College of Health Sciences is leading a national research study on epilepsy. This study involves local experts in neurology and psychology in Uganda, alongside international specialists in neurology and neurosurgery from the USA. The research aims to explore the spectrum of epilepsy in Uganda, focusing on its clinical features, comorbidities, and risk factors across different age groups, with particular attention to stigma among adolescents.

Applications are now open for the AWE Change Masters Fellowship Programme from postgraduate students at:

  • Makerere University College of Health Sciences
  • Mbarara University of Science and Technology
  • Gulu University

The programme will support two (2) successful graduate candidates in their final year of Master’s degree training in any of the specified programs at these universities.


This opportunity is available to postgraduate students in their final year of study in the following graduate programs: Medicine, Pediatrics, Nursing, Public Health, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Social Sciences, or any Biomedical/Health-related field.

Selection Criteria

  1. Proof of admission to a Master’s program at the specified university.
  2. Normal progress in the Master’s program.
  3. Demonstrated interest in research training and conducting research within the relevant discipline.
  4. A letter of recommendation and support from the program’s Head of Department.
  5. A career development plan.
  6. Potential for attaining research leadership and international recognition in their field.
  7. Commitment to developing at least one manuscript for publication based on their research.
  8. Research concepts must focus on Epilepsy in any of the following aspects: Clinical, Public Health, Cognitive, Psychosocial, or Biomedical.

Application Process

Enquiries and applications should be sent to Applications must include: a cover letter (1 page), a resume (maximum 3 pages), a personal statement (maximum 1 page), a research concept (maximum 1 page), an admission letter, proof of normal progress for the initial years of training, and two letters of recommendation. The personal statement should outline your career aspirations for the next 5-7 years, research interests, and any other relevant information.


Application deadline extension: July 31, 2024.


May 22, 2024 scholarship

Call for Applications (1 Slot)

Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences (Uganda) in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University has received a grant from the U.S. NIH – Fogarty International Center to train Ugandans in biomedical basic sciences. This program will train Ugandans in basic science of HIV and its related complications including TB, Antimicrobial resistance, HIV drug resistance, HIV Reservoirs, etc. It aims at building a critical mass of Basic Scientists in Uganda who will create new frontiers in HIV research.

Program Details:

  • The program is currently soliciting applications from suitably qualified Ugandans for one available scholarship.
  • The successful trainee will lead an independent research project at Makerere University with co-mentorship from Case Western Reserve University.
  • Majority of the training will be based at Makerere University with short-term work abroad for specific training.
  • Funding for tuition, a monthly stipend, and reasonable research funds will be provided.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Minimum Qualifications: Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine (MBChB), Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Dental Surgery (preferred), or a Master’s Degree in a related field from a recognized University.
  2. Relevant academic documents.
  3. Evidence of interest in HIV, immunology, pathology, microbiology, molecular biology, or related areas.
  4. Applicants should meet specific academic requirements.
  5. Scholarship dependent on successful admission into Makerere University.
  6. Must be ready and willing to undergo rigorous training.

Application Procedure:

  • Submit the following documents as a single PDF file to:
    • Indicate in the subject: “MITHU PhD Scholarship Application 2024”
    • Certified copies of relevant academic documents
    • Two recommendation letters from Academic referees
    • Statement of motivation (Not more than 500 words)
    • Your idea for the research project (Single page)
    • A brief CV of not more than three pages

Application Deadline: 31st May, 2024

Apply Now!


April 9, 2024 scholarship

Call for Applications

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics (BI), Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) and University of Oxford Ethox Centre (Ethox) invite applications for the Fogarty African Bioethics Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program (FAB-PDF) – an 18-month advanced bioethics postdoctoral training program for scholars from sub-Saharan Africa who hold a bioethics-related PhD. Funded by the Fogarty International Center, NIH, USA, the program focuses broadly on global health ethics, with particular opportunities for fellows to concentrate on issues involving global infectious disease ethics and advanced international research ethics. The fellowship will begin approximately January 13, 2025.


·       Complete fellowship activities across multiple institutional contexts:

o   4.5 months based at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, USA

o   1 month based at MakCHS in Kampala, Uganda

o   1 month based at Ethox in Oxford, UK

o   11.5 months based at the postdoctoral fellow’s home institution

·       Access bioethics mentorship, coursework, seminars and scholarly/practice/training networks

·       Conduct individual and international collaborative mentored research and writing

·       Participate in international global health ethics and research ethics conferences

·       Plan and complete a funded global health ethics leadership project


·       Current national of a country in sub-Saharan Africa

·       Completed a bioethics-related PhD or related doctoral research degree, generally within 5 yrs of the fellowship start

Preference will be given to candidates who:

·       Previously completed an NIH Fogarty-sponsored bioethics training (at any level)

·       Previously worked on global health ethics, infectious disease ethics, or international research ethics topics

·       Have strong discipline-appropriate methods training used to conduct bioethics research and writing

·       Have a record of bioethics scholarly publication, presentation, and/or professional service

·       Hold a faculty position in an institution of higher-education in sub-Saharan Africa, or demonstrate institutional commitment to providing such a position


·     Stipend of $4,707 USD/month (pre-tax) to cover accommodations, meals, and incidentals during the months while in residency at BI, MakCHS and Ethox, plus health benefits

·     Airfare, ground transport and visa fees for residency requirements; modest budgets for leadership project, technology and supplies; fee coverage for required courses and conference registration

Applications are due by June 1, 2024, and must be uploaded via Interfolio ( 

 Candidates must submit:

·       CV

·       Personal statement describing: 1) motivation to pursue the fellowship, 2) nature of previous bioethics training, 3) bioethics scholarly research and writing interests, including description of any works in progress that will be completed during the fellowship, and 4) idea(s) for a potential leadership project (nature of the project, how it aligns with local priorities, personal skills that will be advanced, and any relevant preparations)

·       Two (2) letters of recommendation

·       One (1) letter of institutional commitment, signaling sufficient leave from employment for all fellowship activities, and a commitment to, at minimum, position retention and support in undertaking the leadership project and in integrating bioethics capacity on completion

·       Copies of graduate transcript(s)


For more information, please contact Joseph Ali, JD ( and/or Nancy E. Kass, ScD (


NIH Fogarty International Center Grant # D43TW010512

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.


March 5, 2024 scholarship
SMART4TB Early-Stage Investigator (ESI) Scholar Program
Cohort 2 Phase 1 Now Open for Applications
Applications Due March 14 2024
Supporting, Mobilizing, and Accelerating Research for Tuberculosis Elimination
(SMART4TB) is an initiative made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that aims to transform TB prevention and care. SMART4TB has launched an important capacity strengthening activity, the Early-Stage Investigator (ESI) Training and Mentorship Program. The program’s main objective is to train and support young investigators to develop, implement, and lead their own studies aligned with their national and local TB research priorities.

Investigators within 10 years of receiving their most recent degree or who are new to TB research, based at an institution participating in SMART4TB studies, and supported by their local institutional leadership will be eligible for participation in the program. The program has 4 sequential phases, each with specific eligibility criteria and deliverables required before advancing to the next phase.
Completion of all 4 phases will require the ESI to commit to an intensive training curriculum that includes: 1) Specific courses focused on competencies required for the design, implementation, and analyses of TB research 2) Close 2:1 mentorship from both a local and a SMART4TB faculty research mentor; and 3) Access to technical support consultations from SMART4TB experts.
Progress from one Phase of training to the next Phase will be a competitive process and is not guaranteed. ESI who successfully complete all Phase 1 requirements (Scholars Program) will be eligible to apply and compete for Phase 2 (Fellowship Program). Phase 2 applicants that are approved by SMART4TB and USAID will be required to identify a local senior research mentor. ESI enrolled in Phase 2 will also be matched with a SMART4TB
faculty co-mentor. The SMART4TB Training and Mentorship Committee (TMC) will monitor the ESI’s progress throughout the program and assess the quality of the training and mentorship provided to the ESI. In Phase 2, each SMART4TB Fellow will be mentored to develop a full research proposal for which they will serve as lead investigator. ESIs who receive approval and support to initiate their research project can apply for Phase 3 and Phase 4 of the program.
Phase 1 Eligibility and Application Process ESI interested in applying for Phase 1 of this program must meet the following criteria:

  • Having a PhD as the most recent degree or are new to TB research; and
  • Be from a National TB Program (NTP) or institution/site participating in SMART4TB
  • USAID-approved studies; and
  • Have a letter of support from their local SMART4TB site/institutional leadership (signed on institutional letterhead).

All applications will be reviewed by the SMART4TB ESI Mentorship Advisory Committee.
Final selection of Phase 1 participants will require USAID approval. Selected ESI will be notified by email.

The Secretariat, SMART4TB Early-Stage Investigator (ESI) Scholar Program Walimu
Unit 4, Plot 5-7, Coral Crescent
P.O Box 9924 Kampala-Uganda
Deadline for receiving applications: 14 th March 2014 by 5pm.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.Additional information
To apply for Phase 1 of this program,
please click:
For details about the Phase 1 curriculum and the progress report from the first Cohort, please see the attachments.

For an overview of SMART4TB,
please click here:


January 30, 2024 scholarship





The Biomedical Engineering Unit, Department of Physiology at Makerere University (Uganda) in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University (USA) received a grant from the U.S. NIH – Fogarty International Center to train Ugandans in Biomedical Engineering (BME). This program’s main aim is to build capacity for medical technology innovation and develop human capacity interested in research in Biomedical Engineering.

As such, this program is currently soliciting for applications from suitably qualified Ugandans for Scholarships that will lead to the award of Engineering or closely related field. MSc students from these programs at Makerere University are highly encouraged to apply: Technology Innovation and Industrial Development from College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Computer Science (COCIS) and Immunology and Clinical Microbiology, Masters of Health informatics, Master of Bioinformatics (CHS). Funding for tuition, stipend and research costs will be available for a maximum of one academic year (Masters of Science).

Selection Criteria:

  1. There are up to eight (8) slots for 2024.
  2. Minimum qualifications: Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in an in Engineering or Health-related field from a recognized university
  3. Demonstrated interest Medical Devices and Technology innovation
  4. Project idea with a focused in any of the following: (1) cardiovascular disease; (2) blood disorders, and chronic movement disorders.
  5. Technology focus of biomaterials and drug delivery, point-of-care diagnostics, biomedical imaging, and data analytics and artificial intelligence.
  6. Evidence of good performance in year one of MSc program is a requirement
  7. Applicants should be ready and willing to undergo oral interviews


Application Procedure:

Submit the following documents as a single PDF file to and a copy to  and indicate in the subject “Scholarship Msc Application 2024”.

  • Certified copies of relevant academic documents
  • Two reference letters
  • Statement of motivation (not more than 500 words)
  • Your idea for the research project (single page)
  • A brief CV of not more than four (4) pages. 

Application Deadline: June 7, 2024

Interview date:  June 14, 2024

Notification date:  June 21, 2024

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