Call for Applications: PhD Fellowships: Deadline is Wednesday 14th October 2020

Applications are invited for a new programme for low and mid-level faculty (up to Senior Lecturer level) who are interested and committed to becoming health professionals’ education scholars. Successful applicants should be willing to become educational scholars as they work within the structured and mentored training programme on their doctoral research that must contain an aspect of the application of strengthening health professional education of their home department or unit.


The programme will support:

One candidate for 3 years of training leading to the award of the Makerere University doctoral degree and



This is open to low and mid-level faculty up to Senior Lecturer level including people who contribute to teaching and research at Makerere University or one of the HEPI partner institutions. They must have a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a health professions education research career. Prior health professional education at master’s level or fellowship level training will be considered as an added advantage.


Criteria for Selection    

1.    Demonstrated interest in research training and conducting research with a focus on health professional education

2.    Potential to handle rigorous academic requirements of the doctoral program.  

3.    Plan for career development

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

5.    Preference will be given to individuals under the age of 45.

6.    Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply

7.    Ability to apply health professions education to teaching/clinical specialty area

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 1 page), two letters of recommendations one of which must be from the Chair.

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. The closing date for the receipt of applications is October 14th, 2020. Enquiries can be forwarded to the PI, HEPISU Program on



Application deadline:    October 14th, 2020

Interviews:                    October 28th, 2020

Notification date:          November 11th, 2020

Proposed start date:     November 25th, 2020