Masters Support Fellowship Advertisement – 2020

Applications are invited for the HEPI-SHSSU Masters fellowship programme support from postgraduate students of:
 Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS)
 Kabale University School of Medicine
 Clarke International University
 Faculty of Health Sciences, Busitema University
The programme will support up to 2 years of training leading to the award of a Masters degree on any of the Master’s graduate training programs at the stated University for a maximum of 19 successful candidates.

This is open to post graduate students, with a maximum of two years to completion, of their respective University graduate programs. Preference will be made to the finalists in Masters.

Criteria for Selection

  1. Proof of admission to your university in the stated School or Faculty on a Master’s programme 2. Should have completed first year of study and is on normal progress
  2. Demonstrate interest in research training and conducting research within the respective discipline.
  3. Students on three (3) or four (4) year postgraduate programs should provide proof of normal progress for the initial years of training.
  4. A letter of recommendation and support from the programmes Head of Department.
  5. Plan for career development
  6. Applicants with research concepts focusing on any one of the following aspects are particularly encouraged to apply:
    NCDs, Maternal and child health
    HIV Emphasis on studies targeting improving patient care
  7. Capacity towards attaining research leadership and international recognition in one’s field.
  8. Commitment to developing at least one manuscript for publication based on their research.
    Application Process Enquiries and 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), admission letter, proof of normal progress for the initial years of training for individuals pursuing three or four year masters programmes and two letters of recommendation. The personal statement should include your aspirations for career progression in the next 5-7 years, research interests and any information you consider relevant. Closing date for the receipt of applications is 21st September 2020.
    Application deadline: 21st September, 2020 Zoom Interviews: 29th September, 2020
    Notification date: 12th October, 2020 Proposed start date: 29th October, 2020

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