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Thursday, 8th December 2022
NIHR Global Health Research Group on Global Health and Palliative Care (GHAP): expanding access

The global health research group on global health and palliative care (GHAP) is a research collaboration between The Cicely Saunders Institute, Kings College London, African Palliative care Association, Mild May Uganda, Palliative care Unit Department of Medicine Makerere University, University of Cape town, University of Zimbabwe  and  Island hospice Zimbabwe and is funded by NIHR. The aim of the program is to expand palliative care access to underserved groups to meet Universal Health Coverage goals and reduce suffering in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The GHAP is soliciting for applications for PhD training in Palliative care at Makerere University. One PhD student will be selected to join this research collaboration. Candidates should have commitment to improving palliative care in Africa. To the successful candidates, University fees and other agreed training development costs will be funded, and a monthly stipend will be provided. The tenure of the training program is 36 months.
Eligibility criteria: 

  • Ugandan citizen or permanent resident
  • Ready to undertake PhD training at Makerere University
  • Have a masters’ degree in Medicine, Nursing, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, Public health, epidemiology, or any Biomedical /Health-related field.
  • Demonstrated interest in Palliative care and potential to grow into an independent researcher.
  • Work experience in Palliative care or care for those with chronic diseases
  • Commitment to develop and maintain a productive career devoted to research in Palliative care
  • Evidence of research experience
  • May undertake part-time work not exceeding 18 hours per week alongside the scholarship

Application requirements

  • An application letter describing the candidates academic and research interests, relevant work and research experience, professional goals
  • A detailed curriculum vita, 
  • Copies of academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • Recommendation letters from two professional references or mentors experienced in Palliative care research
  • Personal Development Plan demonstrating commitment to a research career 
  • A 2-page concept on expanding palliative care access to children and young people. 

Contact details for submission of applications and enquires
Submit your application via email to (Professor Julia Downing  julia.downing@icpcn.org cc eve.namisango@africanpalliativecare.org ) Closing date is 30th November 2022