Call for Applications for Masters Support in Brain Health

The Makerere University College of Health Sciences & Uganda Martyrs University (UMU), Research Training and mentorship to strengthen brain health program is a five-year project, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the Fogarty International Center (FIC). The Major goal is to strengthen brain health research through multidisciplinary training and build a sustainable faculty and institutional capacity for research to improve brain health across the Lifespan in Uganda.

The Project is soliciting for applications for Masters training support for 1 year in Brain Health-related research at Makerere University/UMU.


Selection criteria.

·         Should be a Masters’ student of the following courses; MMED in Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Public Health, Master of Health Services Research, MSc. Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Nursing or Masters in the Basic Sciences (Physiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry or any other related field at Makerere University/UMU.

·         Should have completed at least one year of their Masters training in the courses listed above.

·         Demonstrated interest in Brain Health and Neurological diseases, care and prevention and commitment to develop and maintain a productive career and devoted to Brain Health, Clinical Practice and Prevention.

Research Programs:

The following are the broad Brain health Research priority areas (THEMES) and applicants are encouraged to develop research concepts in the areas of; Meningitis, encephalitis, traumatic brain injury, seizures/ epilepsy, neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD, Autism, cerebral palsy, mental health disorders, stroke, dementias, Parkinson’s disease and nerve disorders etc.


In addition to a formal masters’ program, trainees will receive training in bio-ethics, Implementation science, behavioral sciences research, qualitative and quantitative research methodology, data analysis and research management.


Application Process

Applicants should submit an application letter accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae, two recommendation letters from Professional referees or mentors and a 2-page concept or full proposal addressing a brain health or neurological disease-related problem.


A soft copy should be submitted to the Training Coordinator, Brain Health Project.

Email: Closing date for the Receipt of applications is

12th, November 2020.

For more information, inquiries, and additional advice on developing concepts, please contact the following:

Prof. Elly Katabira,;

Dr. Mark Kaddumukasa.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for Interviews.