Call for Applications: Faculty Research Training under the HEPI Program

Applications are invited from faculty at Makerere University College of Health Sciences to undertake training in research. Limited research funding will be available for research focusing on community-based clinical, operational, education, epidemiological or biomedical research in communicable diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, etc.) or non-communicable diseases of importance to Uganda. Priority will be given to faculty with limited research skills with a goal of addressing barriers to research productivity at the college. Up to 10 applicants will be selected and they will undergo a brief (2 days) didactic training in research prior to embarking on their research projects. Up to 4,000 US dollars per applicant (depending on budget) will be available support the research.

This training is open to all faculty and staff at Makerere University College of Health Sciences who contribute to research and teaching at Makerere University. Faculty should be at level of Assistant Lecturer or Lecturer with sound research proposals. Priority will be given to applicants with suitable mentor(s) with whom they would work with.
Criteria for Selection  

1. Assistant lecturer or Lecturer with a sound research proposal  

2. Demonstrated interest in research training and conducting research  

3. Capacity towards attaining research leadership and international recognition in one’s field 

4. Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply 

Application Process

Applications must be submitted to and should consist of a cover letter (1 page only), resume (not more than 3 pages) a personal statement (Maximum 1 page), research concept (maximum 5 pages) and one letter of recommendation from the Head of Department. The personal statement should include your contribution to the academic and research life of a department, your aspirations for career progression in the next 5-7 years, research interests and any information you consider relevant.  


Closing date for the receipt of applications is 28th February 2020.  

Enquiries can be forwarded to the PI, HEPISU Program on

Application deadline:  February 28, 2020 

Notification date:   March 10th, 2020 

Proposed start date:   March 16th, 2020