Call for Applications: MakNCD Non-Degree Research Support

The Makerere University Non-Communicable Disease (MAK-NCD) Research Training Program, funded by the United States National Institute of Health-Fogarty international centre is a collaboration between Makerere University College of Health Sciences and Johns Hopkins University. The overall goal of this training program is to develop a comprehensive mentored research-training program in Uganda that will build local capacity to address the challenges of NCD control and management and promote the use of research findings to inform decision-making and policy.

This call for applications is targeting mainly junior researchers and Graduates at Makerere University with interest in building an independent research career in NCD.

A stipend and mentorship support for up to 12 months will be available to the selected candidates

Criteria for selection:

1.      Must have a concept or a research idea proposal in one of the following NCD areas; Chronic Respiratory Diseases (CRD), Diabetes Mellitus (DM), Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) &Hypertension.

2.      Demonstrated interest in NCD research studies focusing on biomedical sciences, Clinical Research, Epidemiology, Implementation Science research and Policy.

3.      Commitment to develop and maintain a productive career devoted to NCD

4.      Must have two (2) mentors in the proposed area of research.

5.      Must commit 40% of their time (2 working days) to the fellowship. A letter of support from an immediate supervisor stating that you can commit this time is required

The following are the broad NCD Research priority areas (themes). Applicants are encouraged to develop concepts from these themes.

(a)   Chronic Respiratory Diseases

(b)  Cardiovascular Diseases

(c)   Diabetes

(d)  Renal diseases


·         Mentorship

·         A monthly stipend will be provided upon development of a full proposal and clearance of the proposed study with appropriate IRB

·         Short courses in Bioethics, Good clinical Practice, Good laboratory Practice, Grant writing, Data Analysis and Manuscript writing.

·         Support to submit at least 1 paper in an indexed peer-reviewed journal as first author for publication

·         Fellows that achieve set targets will be supported to apply for additional grant funding to conduct primary research

·         Platform to develop into an independent Researcher in the NCD field

Application Process:

·         Email to request for the application form and CV template

·         Submit completed application, detailed CV, 2 letters of recommendation, letter of support from immediate supervisor stating that you can commit 40% of your time to the fellowship to, cc to Program Manager. Dr. Charles Batte


Deadline for submission of applications: 9th July,2021.


  “Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted”