The Mbarara University Research Training Initiative (MURTI) is accepting research fellowship suggestions for the academic year 2017-2018. Proposed studies should be of no more than 18 months’ duration.
University assignment will be to supply quality and pertinent schooling at national and international level with special emphasis on Science and Technology and its program to community development.
Mbarara University of Science and Technology also called MUST lies on the banks of the picturesque 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 can be found to pursue research.
Study Subject: Proposals must be framed based on the MURTI precedence and can comprise, but aren’t restricted to:
- Research leading to the novel, evidence-based diagnostic and treatment approaches for cardiovascular Disorders (CVD) in rural people to address priority health needs
- To develop the ability of Ugandan junior faculty to produce novel, evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies for Neurology in HIV, Neurology in CVD, Neurology in Mental Health and Neuro-Radiology in rural people to handle priority health needs
- Prepare junior faculty for research Livelihood addressing mental health ailments in rural Uganda; chief focus is Neurological Disorders in mental health
Scholarship Award: MURTI Fellowship is $50,000.
Scholarship could be taken in Uganda
Eligibility: The Principal Investigators (PIs) should be MUST faculty (Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer); Masters amount grads (MMED, MSc, Masters in Nursing plan); if pupils (Masters or PhD), should be near conclusion of their training (research degree). Applicant should possess a scientific mentor ready to supervise the planned research. PhD holders and faculty with present or previous grants aren’t qualified to apply.
- Proposals must comprise a Mentor who worked closely in developing the proposition and should cosign as an avowal of acceptance of its content and commitment to mentoring the Fellow in study performance. Fellowship grants given should result in submission of publications making empirical contributions to the subject within 12-18 months of study conclusion and, ideally, notify an extramural grant proposal submitted before or within 12 months of completion of the fellowships.
Nationality: Students from Uganda are qualified to apply.
How to Apply: Applications are expected by electronic mail to Office of Research Administration. Please convert all files to PDF format electronically. Do not scan hardcopies of program records (other than letters of support/cooperation if completely essential), as this makes for enormous and cumbersome files.
Application Deadline: The program deadline is May 3, 2017.