Call for Applications for Scholarships: Malaria Research Training Program

The Makerere University School of Medicine Malaria Research Training Program, funded by the United States National Institutes of Health (Fogarty International Center) is a collaboration between Makerere University College of Health Sciences and the University of California San Francisco. The overall goal of this training program is to build capacity in Uganda to address the challenges of malaria control and promote use of research findings to inform decision making. The focus areas for this training program are:

  • Surveillance- to measure the impact of malaria control interventions.
  • Epidemiology- to understand the factors associated with malaria transmission, infection and disease.
  • Implementation Science- to optimize delivery and scale up of interventions.

The program is soliciting applications for research training positions in the following categories;

  1. PhD
  2. Masters: Masters in Public Health (MPH), Masters in Clinical Epidemiology or Health Services Research.
  3. Long term non-degree training: One-year online certificate in Implementation Science (ImS) with a research project supplemented by tutorials. The Online Certificate program begins in September 2018 and ends June 2019 and is a part-time program consisting of a series of six online courses focused on theories and methods relevant to the design of strategies to facilitate uptake of health-related interventions. All courses have minimum requirements related to turning in assignments and providing peer feedback on assignments.

            Upon completion of the Online ImS Certificate Program, scholars will be able to:

(a)  Identify appropriate health interventions to translate into practice.

(b)  Design effective and sustainable implementation strategies.

(c)  Design comprehensive evaluations of intervention implementation strategies.

(d)  Develop fundable implementation science grant proposals.


Criteria for Selection:

  1. PhD
  2. Bachelors & Master’s degree in Health Sciences with a good statistics/epidemiology background.
  3. Must be working with a research or malaria control organization.
  4. One must be either ready to enroll for a PhD program or a PhD student at Makerere University or London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
  5. Demonstrated interest in Malaria control and potential to grow into an Independent scientist.
  6. Must have a Malaria related research concept in any of the focus areas stated above, approved or ready for submission to the IRB.


  1. Master’s degree
  2. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and should have completed at least one year of graduate training by September 2018.
  3. Malaria related research concept (2 page).
  4. Must be a trainee at Makerere University College of Health Sciences OR An employee of research and Malaria control organizations.


  1. One year online certificate in implementation science
  2. Having a minimum qualification of a relevant masters’ degree and a good research training and publication background.
  3. Must be a junior faculty at Makerere University, policy maker and an employee of a research or malaria control organizations.



Application letters should be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, 2-page research concept and recommendation letters from two professional references. The letters should be addressed to the Program Coordinator, Malaria Training Program and delivered to the Secretary, Office of the Dean, School of Medicine at the MakCHS, 2nd Floor Clinical Science building.


Deadline for submission of applications is 14th June 2018.


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.