MURTI Fellowship at Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda, 2017-2018


The Mbarara University Research Training Initiative (MURTI) is glad to announce that applications are now accepted for  research fellowship for the academic year 2017-2018. Proposed studies should be of no more than 18 months’ duration.

University mission is to provide quality and relevant education at national and international level with particular emphasis on Science and Technology and its application to community development.

Mbarara University of Science and Technology also known as MUST lies on the banks of the scenic meandering Rwizi River a tributary of Lake Victoria in Mbarara Municipality along the Kabale highway, 286 kilometers, southwest of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.

Study Subject: Proposals should be framed according to the MURTI priorities and can include, but are not limited to:

  • Research contributing to the novel, evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in rural populations to address priority health needs
  • To develop the capacity of Ugandan junior faculty to develop novel, evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies for Neurology in HIV, Neurology in CVD, Neurology in Mental Health and Neuro-Radiology in rural populations to address priority health needs
  • Prepare junior faculty for research careers addressing mental health disorders in rural Uganda; main focus is Neurological Disorders in mental health

Scholarship Award: MURTI Fellowship is $50,000.

Scholarship can be taken in Uganda

Eligibility: The Principal Investigators (PIs) should be MUST faculty (Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer); Masters level graduates (MMED, MSc, Masters in Nursing program); if students (Masters or PhD), should be near completion of their training (research level). Applicant should have a scientific mentor willing to supervise the proposed research. PhD holders and faculty with existing or past grants are not eligible to apply.

  • Proposals must include a Mentor who worked closely in developing the proposal and should cosign as an affirmation of approval of its content and commitment to mentoring the Fellow in study execution. Fellowship grants awarded should result in submission of publications making empirical contributions to the field within 12-18 months of study completion and, ideally, inform an extramural grant proposal submitted before or within 12 months of completion of the fellowships.

Nationality: Students from Uganda are eligible to apply.

How to Apply: Applications are due by email to Office of Research Administration. Please convert all files to PDF format electronically. Do not scan hardcopies of application documents (other than letters of support/collaboration if absolutely necessary), as this makes for huge and cumbersome files.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 3, 2017.

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