Applications are invited for a new programme of PhD fellowships run by a consortium of Ugandan Universities (Makerere University, Gulu University, Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Busitema University and Kampala International University) in partnership with John Hopkins University. 

This new scheme is aimed at supporting the most promising young Ugandan Medical Educators/scientists employed at any of the Ugandan MESAU institutions who wish to undertake rigorous research training and contribute to medical education.

Successful applicants will develop their potential to become research scientists within a structured and mentored training environment.  The focus of the programme is on research training relevant to Uganda, and research projects will be carried out in Uganda.  Research areas within the broad field of health research will be considered (including, but not limited to, basic or clinical science, epidemiology or social science). 

PhD fellowships will be for up to four years.  PhD degrees will be undertaken through registration at any of the Ugandan universities in the consortium.  Applicants will be expected to hold a Masters degree in a relevant health related discipline and an opportunity at any of the Ugandan MESAU institutions.

Applicants for a fellowship must show a commitment to pursuing an academic, research career in Uganda.

Support includes a stipend or salary, and tuition fees.

Applications must be submitted by email to or, and should consist of the completed preliminary application form with address, e-mail address and daytime telephone contact number; and supporting letters from two professional referees, together with their telephone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses.  Further particulars can be obtained from Dr. Elialilia Okello ( or; telephone number: 0772 669213) at MESAU Consortium at Makerere University Closing date for the receipt of applications is 6th July 2011.

Download the application form below