Call for Applications: Undergraduate Research Training/Mentorship under the HEPI Program

Applications are invited from undergraduate students interested in conducting research and learning the research process. The selected applicants will undergo a brief didactic training in research that will culminate in research projects of 2-6 months duration. Research projects shall be conducted in multidisciplinary teams with support of a mentor. Students shall formulate their own research teams and identify a suitable mentor who will oversee the research process. Community-based research projects either epidemiological, clinical or biomedical with/without a laboratory component shall be encouraged. The research training programme shall be elective and aims to support highly motivated undergraduate medical and nursing students at Makerere University. At the end of the training each research team, under supervision of a mentor, shall write and submit a report/dissertation on the research conducted. The programme will train up to 10 undergraduate multidisciplinary student teams. Up to 1000 US dollars per applicant shall be available to conduct the research.

The call is open to continuing undergraduate students 2nd to 4th years at Makerere University College of Health Sciences.  
Criteria for Selection  

1. Proof of admission to Makerere University  

2. Demonstrated interest in clinical, operational, education, epidemiological or biomedical research  

3. Demonstrated enthusiasm for the research programme and ability to highlight the benefits of training in your future career. 

Application Process 

Applications must be submitted to and should consist of a cover letter (1 page only), resume (not more than 2 pages), a personal statement (maximum 1 page), research concept (maximum 1 page), copy of admission letter, one letter of recommendation, and a letter of commitment/support from a faculty of your preference who will serve as a mentor.  The research concept should be structured as follows: Significance, Problem statement, Objectives, Methods, Anticipated results & Impact.  

Closing date for the receipt of applications is 20th February 2020.  

Enquiries should be forwarded to the PI, HEPISU Program on

Application deadline: February 28th, 2020 

Notification date:  March 7th, 2020 

Proposed start date:  March 18th, 2020