MURTI Research Fellowship Opportunities

National Institutes of Health

Mbarara University Research Training Initiative (MURTI), with funding from the National Institutes of Health, is offering four two-year research fellowships to build research capacity of junior faculty to conduct medical research focusing on health care disparities in rural Uganda.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates to undertake a fellowship at MUST in the following scientific areas:

  • HIV (prevention/treatment/care)
  • Neurological Disorders in HIV
  • Neurological Disorders in Cardiovascular Disease
  • Mental Health

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be junior faculty holding a MUST faculty appointment as an Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine,
  • Acceptable fields: MMED, MSc, Masters in Nursing program and PhD.
  • Applicants should be near completion of their training and are at dissertation level. Those who completed Masters level training can apply
  • Be a citizen of Uganda
  • Must have a demonstrated research record

Submission of Application:
A full application, emailed to the address below, includes the following:

  • Up-to-date curriculum vital (include a list of publications)
  • Copy of MUST appointment letter
  • One-page concept paper of 500 words or less detailing prior experience in research, a research objective and plan, and a commitment to a career in research
  • Two letters of reference – one academic reference who has taught or supervised the applicant during training and one professional reference who has supervised the applicant at work
  • Applicants should indicate the names of the references in their submission but the actual letters should be submitted directly to the email address below

Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

Applications should be submitted directly to:

  • Submission deadline: May 25, 2016
  • Interview for shortlisted candidates: June 10, 2016
  • Notification of selection: June 20, 2016
  • Start of fellowship: Aug. 1, 2016