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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Study Scholarships - Call for Applications 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 15:16

The Government of Uganda and Government of Sweden have renewed their research Cooperation Agreement for the next five years (2015 – 2020). The main objective of the bilateral research cooperation is to increase the capacity of Makerere and Partner public Universities to generate knowledge and promote research uptake for national and regional development.

The research programme will focus on institutional capacity building and human resource development in public universities in Uganda. Scholarships will be provided for staff graduate training at different levels including PhD degree (23 positions) and Master degree (73 positions), and Postdoctoral research fellowships(28 positions) for Makerere University and the partner public universities in Uganda, namely Gulu University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Kyambogo University and Busitema University.

The Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Makerere University invites applications for Scholarships to the Masterdegree, PhD degree, and Post-doctoral research programmes for the Academic Year, 2016/2017. 

APPLICATION AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE SCHOLARSHIPS

CATEGORY 1: PhD SCHOLARSHIPSFOR STAFFFROM KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY (2 POSITIONS)

Funding is availablefor 2Ph.DScholarshipstargeting staff from Kyambogo Universityfor the Academic year 2016/2017. These scholarships are tenable at Makerere University and the general admission requirements of Makerere University will apply, however, other eligibility requirements include:

  1. A motivational letter
  2. Evidence of employment at the partner public University
  3. Evidence of study leave from the employing university (if applicable)
  4. Age limit preferably not exceeding 45 years (Females50years) at the time of application
  5. Female applicants are encouraged to apply
  6. Previous experience and knowledge in field of study will be an added advantage

CATERGORY 2: MASTER DEGREE SCHOLARSHIPSFOR STAFF FROM BUSITEMA UNIVERSITY (14), GULU UNIVERSITY (16) AND KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY (15 POSITIONS)

Staff development scholarships are available forMaster Degree programmes tenable at any of the five collaborating public universities in Uganda for theAcademic year 2016/2017. The general application requirements of the prospective public University will apply, however, other eligibility requirements include:

  1. Evidence of admission to the Master degree programme at any of the partner public universities
  2. Evidence of employment at the partner public University
  3. Evidence of study leave from the employing university (if applicable)
  4. Age limit not exceeding 40 years(Female 45years) at the time of application
  5. Female applicants are encouraged to apply

CATEGORY 3: POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (12POSITIONS)

Funding is available to support post-doctoral staff from Makerere University (10), Busitema University (1) and Gulu University (1).The post-doctoral policy at the applicant’s preferred institution in the East African region will apply, however, other eligibility requirements include:

  1. PhD degree in any discipline
  2. Evidence of employment at Makerere university or partner public university
  3. Applications should be accompanied with a research proposal (Maximum  10 pages)
  4. A statement of motivation (Maximum 2 pages)
  5. Applicants should preferably have completed their PhD degree within the last 5 years. 
  6. Female applicants are encouraged to apply
  7. The fellowship will last for two years
  8. A competitive financial package will be provided to cover direct Research expenses, consumables, minor equipment, modest subsistence allowance and travel to conferences.

CATEGORY 4:SCHOLARSHIPS UNDER THE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH TEAMS

Fundingis available to support research training at Master degree (28 positions), PhD degree (21 positions) andPost-doctoral research fellowships (16 positions) under the Twelve multidisciplinary research teams. For detailed information on application and eligibility criteria, please follow the link by clicking the research themeindicated in the table below.

 

 

 

Project No.

Research Theme

Available Scholarships

 

Master Degree

PhD degree

Post-doc fellowship

Principal Investigator and Email Contacts

313

Strengthening Social Science Research for National Development

6

1

5

Dr. Andrew Ellias State, School of Social Sciences; Email:deanfss@chuss.mak.ac.ug; adyeeristate@gmail.com

316

Capacity Building in Mathematics and Its Applications

-

10

2

Dr. John Mango Magero, Department of Mathematics, Email: mango@cns.mak.ac.ug

317

Building Research Capacity in Innovative Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) for Sustainable Socio-economic Growth in Uganda

-

-

5

Dr. Engineer Bainomugisha, College of Computing,
Email:baino@cis.mak.ac.ug
bainomugisha@gmail.com

321

Training for sustainable spatially enabled e-services delivery in Uganda

2

-

-

Dr. Gilbert Maiga, Collegeof ComputingScience,
Email:gilmaiga@gmail.com

331

Partnership for Building Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods to Climate Change and Disaster

-

1

1

Dr. YazidhiBamutaze, Department of Geography,
Email: yazidhibamutaze@gmail.com

334

Empowerment for Research Capacity in Knowledge and Information Production and Sharing for Socio- economic Development in Uganda

-

2

-

Dr. George William Kiyingi, East African School of Library and Information Sciences,Email: wkiyingi@cis.mak.ac.ug

343

Prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) interventions in Uganda- towards a model scalable in the Ugandan Health System

-

-

1

Prof. David Guwatudde, College of Health Sciences,
Email: dguwatudde@musph.ac.ug

344

Innovations for accelerating reduction in maternal, newborn and child mortality in post conflict Uganda

4

-

1

Dr. James Tumwine,
School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Email:kabaleimc@gmail.com

346

Towards better treatment of infectious diseases in children in rural Uganda. Better diagnostics and algorithms for increased quality of care, rational use of medicines and minimized antimicrobial resistance

2

-

1

Prof. CelestinoObua, College of Health Sciences,
Email: cobua@chs.mak.ac.ug

362

Building Research and Training capacities to develop innovations in sustainable intensification of maize–based cropping systems for improving productivity, food security and resilience to climate change in Uganda

4

3

-

Dr. Herbert Talwana,
College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Email:haltalwana@caes.mak.ac.ug

374

Information Support for Quality Higher Education and Research in Uganda

2

-

-

Dr. Hellen Byamugisha, Makerere University Library
Email: byamugisha@mulib.mak.ac.ug

2391

Enhancement of Gender Focused Research Capacity Building of Women in Leadership and Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education in Uganda

8

4

-

Dr. ConsolataKabonesa, School of Women and Gender Studies
Email:ckabonesa@chuss.mak.ac.ug
consolata.kabonesa@gmail.com

 

Total

28

21

16

 

Application procedure

  1. Application procedure for admission: Follow the link http://rgt.mak.ac.ug
  2. Detailed information about the application for scholarship can be obtained from the Makerere–Sida web portal: www.sida.mak.ac.ug/applications
  3. Electronic submission of application for scholarship with supporting documents should be sent to the Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training, Makerere University; Email: director@rgt.mak.ac.ug; OR: conference@rgt.mak.ac.ug. 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.
  4. Application deadline is 15thApril, 2016and interviews (where applicable)will be conducted between 20th– 29th April, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The scholarship will cover tuition and research expenses
  2. The Master degree scholarship is for a period of Two years (Master of Medicine 3 years) and the PhD degree scholarship is for Four years
  3. Students already benefiting from any other study scholarship(s) are NOT eligible.
  4. A modest stipend will be paid to both Master and PhD students registered at a university other than the employing university
  5. The PhD students admitted on the sandwich model of training will spend part of their time in Sweden.

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