Makerere University PhD Fellowship in Pre-eclampsia Research for African Researchers 2017 – Uganda

Through the MUII plus Group Leader Award held by Dr Annettee Nakimuli, a PhD fellowship to investigate the immunology and genetics of pre-eclampsia in an indigenous African population is being advertised.

Application Deadline: 17th March 2017

To be taken at (country):  Uganda

About the Award: This is a three-year PhD fellowship to be undertaken at Makerere University. The successful candidate will work under the mentorship of Dr Annettee Nakimuli to develop a PhD research project to investigate the immunology and genetics of pre-eclampsia and its consequences among women attending Mulago Hospital. The PhD fellow is expected to undertake an international collaboration, with international co-supervision and mentorship. This collaboration may be within or outside Africa. This is intended to broaden and enhance the research experience and training. MUII-plus will support the PhD fellow to identify suitable collaborators.

Type: PhD, Fellowship


  • Masters degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or any Basic Science Masters in a relevant area ( Immunology or Genetics)
  • Award will be conditional on acceptance for a PhD programme at Makerere University

Value of Fellowship: This fellowship includes University fees, student stipend, health insurance, one return airfare for student, one return airfare for overseas co-supervisor, travel insurance, visa costs, research funds, bench fees and costs for international conference attendance.

Duration of Fellowship:  Three years

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted to the MUII-plus Administrator, Mr Moses Kizza (; and should consist of a cover letter (not more than 1 page), resume (not more than 4 pages), a personal statement (not more than 1 page), scanned copies of certificates and three letters from referees. The personal statement should include your aspirations for career progression in the next 8 years, research interests and any information you consider relevant. Closing date for receipt of applications is 17th March 2017. Ask the referees to send reference letters directly to Mr Kizza by the same date.

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Makerere University

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