Study Scholarships - Call for Applications 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 13:59

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. This year 2017, there are remaining Scholarships to be provided for staff graduate training at different levels including PhD degree (4 positions) and Master degree (51 positions), and Postdoctoral research fellowships (3 position) 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 Master degree, PhD degree, and Post-doctoral research programmes for the Academic Year, 2017/2018. 

APPLICATION AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE SCHOLARSHIPS

CATEGORY 1: PHD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STAFF FROM MBARARA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (3 POSITIONS)

Funding is available for 3 Ph.D Scholarships targeting staff from Mbarara University of Science and Technology for the Academic year 2017/2018. 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 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STAFF FROM BUSITEMA UNIVERSITY (2), GULU UNIVERSITY (12) AND KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY (8 POSITIONS)

Staff development scholarships are available for Master Degree programmes tenable at any of the five collaborating public universities in Uganda for the Academic year 2017/2018. 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 45 years) at the time of application
  5. Female applicants are encouraged to apply

CATEGORY 3: POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (1 POSITION)

Funding is available to support a post-doctoral research fellow from Busitema 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

Funding is available to support research training at Master degree (29 positions), PhD degree (1 position) and Post-doctoral research fellowships (2 positions) under the Seven multidisciplinary research teams. For detailed information on application and eligibility criteria, please follow the link by clicking the research theme indicated 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

10

  

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

321

Training for sustainable spatially enabled e-services delivery in Uganda

2

-

-

Dr. Gilbert Maiga, College of Computing Science,
Email:gilmaiga@gmail.com

331

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

-

-

1

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

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

3

-

-

Prof. Celestino Obua, College of Health Sciences,
Email: cobua@chs.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

7

1

-

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

 

Total

     28

1

2

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  1. Application procedure for admission: Follow the link: https://rgt.mak.ac.ug/graduate-training/applications
  2. Detailed information about the application for scholarship can be obtained from the above: Click here to go back to the top.
  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 20th April, 2017 and dates for the interviews (where applicable) will be communicated. 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 should not go beyond June, 2020
  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.