Makerere University acknowledges that funds received from SIDA under the bilateral Research Cooperation enable Ugandan public universities to conduct impactful research, research capacity strengthening, institutional advancement, generate knowledge and promote research uptake for regional development, which is partly supported as part of the EDCTP programme supported by the European Union.

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Competitive small Grants under the Makerere-Sweden Bilateral Research Pprogramme

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 18:56
  • Competitive small Grants under the Makerere-Sweden Bilateral Research Pprogramme

Call for applications

The Swedish research collaboration with Uganda was initiated in 2000 with the objective of promoting research and research training and to develop sustainable institutional capacity in an effort to strengthen higher education and an autonomous university system within the framework of National policies and plans. The current cooperation agreement period (2015 – 2020) is being implemented by five partner Ugandan public Universities including Makerere University, Kyambogo University, Busitema University, Gulu University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology. 

The Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Makerere University invites applications for the 2 nd cohort of competitive small research grants (3 Grants) for Gulu (1), Busitema (1) and Kyambogo (1) in any discipline for the year 2018/2019. The grant will last for 6 months and supports smaller scale or pilot research projects that have budgets of UGX 15,000,000 or less (Max. Uganda Shillings Fifteen million Only).

The eligibility requirements include:

  1. An active academic and research University staff
  2. Evidence of employment at one of the five partner Ugandan public Universities
  3. Applications should be accompanied with a research Concept Note (Max. 5 pages; Font Times New Roman; one and half line spacing; single-sided page).
  4. Should not be a registered student for an academic award at the time of application
  5. Female applicants are encouraged to apply 

Eligible expenses

Acceptable expenses are those normally associated with research: data collection, analysis, report writing, computing costs, field travel to observatories, but not travel to conferences, and publication page charges. Please note that requests to fund publication page should be made only when papers are written and ready for publication, or in the publication pipeline (submitted or accepted), or already published. 

Application Checklist

One copy of the complete Concept Note, including:

  • Cover page (Word doc, PDF) with signatures.
  • Project description (max. Three pages).
  • Budget page (one page).
  • CV (one page). 

Reporting Requirements

Within 6 months of receiving a Small Research Grant, the successful applicant must submit a final report to the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training on his or her project or, with justification, and copy of publication(s) resulting from the project. 

Application Procedure

  1. Electronic submission of application for scholarship with supporting documents should be sent to the Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Makerere University; Email:; OR: Hard copies should be addressed to the Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Makerere University P.O.BOX 7062, Kampala, Senate Building Level Four, Room 410.
  2. Application deadline is Friday 30th November, 2018. 

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