Africa Fellowships in Infection & Immunity

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Africa Fellowships in Infection & Immunity: The Makerere University – Uganda Virus Research Institute research training programme in Infection and Immunity (MUII) aims to promote rapid career development in the field of Infection and Immunity for the brightest young Makerere graduates.

In pursuit of this goal, the programme will this year offer:

1. Fast-track Masters Fellowships in Infection and Immunity

The Training Programme will offer four fast-track, two-year Masters training fellowships.

The fellowships will comprise a stipend (£500 per month) and health insurance, costs for the purchase of a laptop, University fees.

Research costs (up to £7,500), costs for attendance at an international meeting (up to £2000) and stipend will be provided for the second year, subject to successful completion of the first year and development of an appropriate project proposal.

Candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • A graduate of Makerere University, having completed their first degree in a relevant discipline previous year with a first class or upper second, and a cumulative grade point average above 4
  • Age 25 or below
  • Planning to undertake a two-year Masters degree in a relevant discipline at Makerere University; note that Masters of Medicine candidates are not eligible for this call
  • Aiming to pursue a research career in a relevant discipline
  • Projects should be undertaken at Makerere of UVRI (Uganda Virus Research Institute).

    2. Post-doctoral Fellowships in Infection and Immunity

    Applications are invited for post-doctoral fellowships within the Makerere/UVRI (Uganda Virus Research Institute) Research Training Programme in Infection and Immunity, which is run as a collaboration between Makerere University and the Uganda Virus Research Institute, together with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of Cambridge, and funded by the Wellcome Trust.

    This scheme is aimed at supporting the most promising young Ugandan and East African scientists who wish to undertake a rigorous research training.

    Three post-doctoral fellowships are available to support new PhD graduates, with the aim that they will be positioned to successfully for international funding.

    Candidates must fulfil the following criteria:

  • East African nationality (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi)
  • Completed their PhD within the last three years (the thesis must have been submitted by the time of interview)
  • Less than 45 years of age at the time of appointment.

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