Call for Applications for Masters Support in Reducing Stroke Risk Factors

Makerere University College of Health Sciences & Case Western Reserve University, are implementing a targeted self-management Intervention for Reducing Stroke Risk Factors in High-Risk Ugandans which is a five-year project, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). One aspect of the program is to provide advanced degree training to qualified candidates with an interest in pursuing clinical and research careers in Stroke. Trainees will be expected to develop and maintain a productive career devoted to Stroke Research, Clinical Practice and Prevention. We are aiming at growing Research Capacity in Stroke Risk Reduction and training the next generation of Stroke health in Sub Saharan Africa.

The Project is soliciting for applications for Masters training support for 1 year in Stroke related research at Makerere University.

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.

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

· Demonstrated interest in Stroke and Neurological diseases, care and prevention and commitment to develop and maintain a productive career and devoted to Stroke, 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;


  • The epidemiology of Stroke and associated risk factors etc.
  • Stroke risk factors and outcomes (mortality, morbidity) for stroke, stroke genetics, and preventive measures in among adults etc.
  • Stroke in childhood and its associated factors, preventative measures etc.
  • Stroke epidemiology etc.


In addition to a formal masters’ program, trainees will receive training in bio-ethics, Good Clinical Practice, behavioral sciences research, data and statistical 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 Stroke Risk Factors or disease-related problem.

A soft copy should be submitted to the Training Coordinator, Reducing Stroke Project.

Email: The closing date for the receipt of applications is 18th 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.