The University is always seeking to increase its investment in research, recognising that pertinent and applicable research is critical to the development needs of the country.

Research funds come from a variety of sources.

Sources of research funding include:

  • The Government of Uganda

Makerere University in the Financial Year 2019/2020 received special funding worth UGX 30 billion (equivalent to US$ 8,100,000) from the Government of Uganda under the Research and Innovations Fund (RIF); to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative was a climax of strategic meetings and continuous engagements involving Makerere University Management and the Government of Uganda.

  • The University contributes 1% of its income through internally generated funds from the faculties
  • Contributions from graduate and undergraduate students
  • Bilateral funds from development partners such as Sida/SAREC of Sweden, Carnegie Corporation of New York, NORAD from Norway, e.t.c.

For more on eligibility and application procedures, please visit the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) website