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Call for Applications: Manuscript Writing Workshop

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Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS), Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics in collaboration with the University of Liverpool (UoL) received funding from the UK Medical Research Council to build research capacity in Drug Safety Research in Uganda. This project seeks to develop a robust research programme to strengthen local capacity to identify and address the challenges of drug use and safety and promote the translation of research findings into policy and practice in collaboration with National Drug Authority – Uganda and UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. Research modalities will span the clinical, biomedical, epidemiological, social sciences, implementation science, and policy-related disciplines. In particular, the program will prioritize the fields of pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology, clinical pharmacology, pharmacogenomics, clinical medicine concerning drug use and safety, aspects of social sciences that address drug use and safety, and other disciplines within the realm of drug use and safety. Key areas include the use of mHealth tools to promote drug safety, adverse drug reactions, adverse events following immunization, medication errors, patterns of drug/medication use, antimicrobial resistance, substandard and falsified medicines, and other drug-related issues.

Purpose

Applications are invited for a Manuscript Writing Workshop. It will be an intensive program that requires a significant commitment of time and effort before, during, and after the workshop. The goal is for all workshop participants to complete a research manuscript and submit it to a PubMed-listed peer-reviewed journal within 3 months. Interested applicants must complete and submit their applications to drugsafetyuganda@gmail.com by 21 February 2024. For any inquiries, call +256770464957.

Selection

Applications will be reviewed and scored and the applicant might be required to provide additional information by responding to subsequent questions within 1 week. Successful applicants will receive an official invitation to participate. This will be a highly competitive process and the workshop will be limited to the best candidates.

Timelines

The key deadlines are as follows:

1.     21 February 2024: Initial application due

2.     28 February 2024: Initial review of applications due and feedback sent to applicants

3.     6 March 2024: Responses/revised applications due

4.     9 March 2024: Final scoring and invitations sent to successful applicants

Eligibility criteria

Please carefully review the eligibility criteria below. In particular, note that only candidates who have completed all research data collection will be eligible for this workshop. Applicants with draft manuscripts, theses/dissertations, research reports, etc will have a competitive advantage. Also, note that if you are selected, you will be assigned senior faculty to work closely with you during and after the workshop to help you finalize your paper. These faculty mentors are expected to fulfill all the four ICMJE authorship criteria listed here:

http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/defining-the-role-of-authors-and-contributors.html

Therefore, you will also be expected to include your assigned writing workshop mentors as co-authors on your paper. 

Please ensure that you acknowledge your agreement to all of the workshop requirements in the application below.

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Advert: Mature Age Entry Scheme – Private Sponsorship 2024/2025

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Students sit for an exam in the pre-COVID era, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the Undergraduate
Programmes under the Mature Age Entry Scheme only for Private Sponsorship for
2024/2025 Academic Year.
Non-Refundable Application fee of Shs. 50,000/= for Ugandans OR $75 Equivalent for
Internationals, plus bank charge should be paid in any of the banks used by Uganda
Revenye Authority after generating a Payment Reference Number (PRN).

  • Apply using the Institution’s Applications Portal URL:https: //apply.mak.ac.ug
  • Application is for candidates who passed the Mature Age Entry Examinations of December 17, 2022 and February 24, 2024 only.
  • Any candidate who passed the examinations in mentioned above and was not admitted on Government/ Private sponsorship for December 17, 2022 sitting, and for Government sponsorship for February 24, 2024 sitting, is eligible to apply for admission on Private Sponsorship for 2024 /2025 Academic Year.

The closing date for applying will be Friday 26th July, 2024.

Further details can be accessed by following this link.

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Diploma/Degree Holders Admission Lists 2024/25

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Main Library, Makerere University. Photo taken on 29th February 2016.

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of Diploma/Degree Holder applicants admitted under Private/Self Sponsorship for the academic year 2024/25. Please note that admission is subject to verification of academic documents by the awarding institutions.

The admission list is displayed here below:

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African Futures Research Leadership Program: Cohort 5 – Call for Scholars

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Participants at the initial AAP convening participate in design-thinking exercises to help imagine the future of partnerships between MSU and Africa. Photo: AAP

The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) is seeking applicants for the fifth cohort of the AAP African Futures Research Leadership Program. This competitive visiting scholar program supports early career researchers from the AAP consortium to work for one year under the mentorship of faculty members from MSU and their home institution, focusing on building skills in research for impact, writing scholarly and/or policy publications, disseminating of research results, and developing grant proposals for external support. Scholars will also participate in a structured professional development program while building bridges and lasting connections with MSU contacts and across their cohort. 

The main objective of the African Futures program is to strengthen the capacity of a cadre of African researchers to return to their home institutions and become scientific leaders in their community, establish long-term partnerships with MSU faculty, co-create innovative solutions to Africa’s challenges, and in turn become trainers of the next generation of researchers. This program aims to address the gender gap in Africa, where only 30% of researchers are women, so scholars selected for the program will be women, or men who can demonstrate they are committed to support efforts towards gender equity in higher education institutions in Africa. The research areas that the scholars will engage in during the program should be aligned to AAP’s research priority areas

The AAP Management Team requests applications from early career researchers to participate in the next cohort, with work to begin virtually in February 2025. Scholars will spend September – December 2025 at MSU for the in-person portion of the program, followed by another period of virtual collaboration, ending in early 2026. The scholar and mentor team will receive a small grant for research and professional development activities including conference attendance and publication. Scholars will also receive a stipend during their time at MSU, visa application support, and round-trip travel from their home institution.

Eligibility

  • Citizen of an African country 
  • Completion of a PhD degree within the last 10 years 
  • Employed as an Academic Staff member at one of the AAP African consortium universities including Egerton University, Makerere University, University of Dar es Salaam, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Botswana, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University Cheikh Anta Diop, University of Arts and Humanities, Bamako, United States International University-Africa, and University of Pretoria 
  • Have documented approval of leave or sabbatical to participate in the program for the in-person period 
  • Have a mentor at their home institution that will serve as a collaborator and mentor
  • Research must be in one of the AAP priority areas
  • Applicants may only submit one proposal to AAP in this round of funding. Prior scholars are not eligible to apply. 

To learn more about the program, including how to apply, click below

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Applications to be an African Futures scholar are due August 18, 2024

Additional program dates:

  • Program start date (virtual): February 2025
  • In-person program: Sept – Dec 2025
  • Program end date: February 2026

Please contact Jose Jackson-Malete at jacks184@msu.edu or +1 517-353-6989 with any questions.

Source: AAP

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