News, Stories and Announcements

Launch of Mak@100 Celebrations

As part of celebrations to mark the 59 Years of Uganda's Independence, H.E. The President of the Republic of Uganda and Visitor of Makerere University will officially launch the Mak@100 celebrations at a brief ceremony on 9th October 2021.Theme: Leveraging 100 Years of Excellence in Building a Transformed SocietyThe President will unveil the Mak@100 logo. On the same occasion, Makerere University will showcase research and innovation outputs arising from student, faculty and stakeholders work and engagement activities. The research and innovations are Read More

Virtual Research Management Training Sessions

Are you a research manager or administrator in need of enhancing your knowledge and skills to better support the research enterprise?  If so, we invite you to our monthly virtual training sessions in research administration and management.  The sessions will be held every last Wednesday of the month from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm starting on 27th October 2021. Kindly find attached the poster with details on how to access/join the virtual sessions.Join Zoom Meeting ID: 950 Read More

Call for Applications: CHILD Global Research Fellowship (CHILD-GRF) program

The CHILD Global Research Fellowship (CHILD-GRF) program is now accepting applications from promising early-career research scholars in Uganda for the 2022 cohort.  Application Deadline is 10th January 2022.See attached documents for more information on how to apply and the upcoming virtual information sessions.For more information, visit OR contact Laura Peer at or Rebecca Walugembe at

Call for Applications: Implementation Research and Practice Incubator (IRPI) program

The Makerere-Yale-University of California Berkeley PART Program (& Makerere HIV ImS Training Program), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center D43 HIV/AIDS Research Training program, announces plans to recruit a new cohort of participants for its newly renamed Implementation Research and Practice Incubator (IRPI) program, formerly known as the Implementation Science Fellowship.Objective: To provide a part-time, executive-style didactic training and mentoring program to prepare scientists and practitioners to lead a new implementation research and/ Read More


The Makerere University College of Health Sciences & Case Western Reserve University, partnering with Mbarara University of Science and Technology and Uganda Martyrs University Nsambya are implementing a five-year project, “A targeted self-management Intervention for Reducing Stroke Risk Factors in High-Risk Ugandans”.The Project is soliciting applications for Masters training support for 1 year in Stroke related research at Makerere University, Mbarara University and Uganda Martyrs University, Nsambya.A soft copy should be submitted to the Training Coordinator, Reducing Read More

PhD Defense | Retrospective analysis of concurrently wasted and stunted children 6-59 months in the outpatient therapeutic feeding programme in Karamoja: burden, characteristics, detection, response to treatment and outcomes

The Dean, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences invites you to be part of Gloria Adobea Odei Obeng-Amoako’s PhD defense scheduled for Monday 27th September 2021at 11:00 am. See details below:PhD Candidate: Gloria Adobea Odei Obeng-AmoakoTitle: Retrospective analysis of concurrently wasted and stunted children 6-59 months in the outpatient therapeutic feeding programme in Karamoja: burden, characteristics, detection, response to treatment and outcomesDate: Monday 27th September 2021Time: 11:00 am Read More


Applications are invited for PhD fellowships in bioethics from Makerere University College of Health Sciences faculty and individuals who participate in the academic activities of the college who are interested and COMMITTED to becoming bioethics scholars. Successful applicants should be willing to become bioethics scholars as they work within the structured and mentored training programme with a focus on any aspect of international research bioethics related to Health Sciences. Funding will be available to support 2 successful doctoral candidates up to 3 years of accelerated training Read More


Makerere University Lung Institute (MLI) is a semi-autonomous academic research institute within the Makerere University College of Health Sciences. The Institute was created following signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Makerere University and the Lung Consortium International, Ltd in 2015. It was later incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in November 2018. MLI works in partnership with a number of local and international organisations/universities to provide specialized clinical care to the people of Uganda as well as designing and implementing interventions to Read More

Call for Proposals | Batwa Livelihood Innovation Challenge (BLIC) Award

Mbarara University of Science and Technology of Uganda, through an award from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as administered by Long-term Assistance and SErvices for Research (LASER) Partners for University-Led Solutions Engine (PULSE), is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Batwa Livelihood Innovation Challenge (BLIC) award, competitive grants ranging between $10,000-$35,000 USD.  Applicants must demonstrate experience in working with and for the Batwa in development initiatives and provide strategy to engage, partner, and work Read More

Call for Applications for PhD Training Opportunities

The Makerere University School of Medicine Implementation Science (MAK-ImS) Training program, funded by the United States National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Center is a collaboration between Makerere University College of Health Sciences and University of California San Francisco in the USA. The goal of this training program is to create sustained growth of an ImS research environment at Makerere University and the application of ImS to bear on HIV research and service delivery on a larger scale. In order to fulfil the above goal, a call for applications for Read More