Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences (Uganda) in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University received a grant from the U.S. NIH – Fogarty International Center to train Ugandans in biomedical basic sciences. This program will train Ugandans in basic science of HIV and its related complications e.g., antimicrobial resistance, TB, hepatitis, HIV drug resistance, HIV reservoirs, etc. etc. It is aimed at building a critical mass of Basic Scientists in Uganda that will be able to foster and create new frontiers of HIV research as far as its virology, pathology, immunobiology, molecular biology and its interactions with host and opportunistic infections are concerned. Trainees will be expected to develop and maintain a productive career devoted to HIV and/or its opportunistic infections.

This program is currently soliciting applications from suitably qualified Ugandans for Scholarships that will lead to the award of Degree of Philosophy in Biomedical Basic Sciences at Makerere University. The program will involve training at Case Western Reserve University and at Makerere University.  Funding for tuition will be available for a maximum of 5 academic years.  A monthly stipend and reasonable research funds will be provided.

Selection Criteria
i.  There are 1-2 slots for the academic year 2021/2022
ii. Minimum Qualifications: Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in Medicine (MBChB), Bachelor
of Veterinary Medicine, Bachelor of Dental Surgery (preferred) or a Masters’ Degree in basic science
from a recognized university.  
iii. Demonstrated interest in immunology, microbiology, or molecular biology.
iv. Evidence of admission to a PhD program is not required at this moment; however, the eventual funding
of successful candidates is dependent on their successful admission to a PhD program at Makerere
v. Applicants should be ready and willing to undergo oral interviews.

Application Procedure
Submit the following documents as a single PDF file to and indicate In the subject “MITHU Scholarship Application 2021”.
i. Certified copies of relevant academic documents. (See minimum Qualifications above)
ii. Two recommendation letters from academic referees
iii. Statement of motivation (Not more than 500 words)
iv. Your idea for the research project (Single page)
v. A brief CV of not more than four (4) pages.

PhD Opportunities

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