Since 1987, Gilead Sciences has worked to discover, develop and commercialize medications to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases in areas of unmet medical need. Established in 2005, the Gilead Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve access to healthcare for people worldwide, through targeted programs in education for healthcare professionals and community outreach. The Gilead Masters in Medicine Scholarship Program at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University was designed to provide opportunities for registered M.Med students at Makerere University interested in pursuing a research project in HIV or related infectious diseases under the auspices of the IDI. Research projects must address the primary theme of this scholarship which is “Improving Care in Infectious Diseases”.
The scholarship will only fund research associated activities and no stipend, fees or other costs will be supported through this funding. Scholars affiliated with this program also have an opportunity to receive mentorship from IDI-based researchers and also participate in various short structured courses for training in clinical research and skills building sessions that are on-going at IDI. Through this experience, we hope to expose academically excellent students to the sub-specialty of infectious diseases and to HIV medicine within the context of academic research.
Details on the application are in the attached flier.