Research Fellowship

The Partnership for Health Research and Training in Kenya (P-HERT) is a grant awarded to the University of Nairobi by the US National Institutes of Health. The aim of this grant is to build the capacity of Junior Faculty in the design and conduct of research with focus on HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, and Maternal Newborn & Child Health.


 In the first year of the program, the Junior Faculty Trainees will undertake didactic and online courses at UON and at the University of Washington to develop skills in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Implementation science and Responsible conduct of research.  In the second year, trainees will be mentored to conduct a Research project, disseminate study findings and use the pilot data to write and submit a grant for funding.


Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Pure and Applied Sciences, Humanities and Social sciences, and Applied Human Sciences.


1. Formal appointment as academic faculty as Tutorial Fellow, Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, or Senior Lecturer.

2. Master’s degree in Biomedical or Social Sciences. Tutorial Fellows must have completed their Master’s degree coursework and research dissertation

3. Evidence of present or past involvement in research in any of the following areas:HIV/AIDS, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and/or Mental Health.


1. Each candidate MUST be nominated by 2 senior faculty members from their respective School/Faculty by completing and submitting the Faculty Nomination Form.

2. The nominated candidates will then be required submit an application package that

consists of:

a. A completed application form.

b. A letter of interest describing professional background, specific objectives related to training and career goals (200 -300 words)

c. Curriculum vitae including a list of publications.

d. Two letters of recommendation from Senior Faculty members who can attest to the applicant's academic, professional and research capabilities.

The application and faculty nomination forms are available at the offices of Chairpersons of Departments in the targeted schools and online at www.ku.ac.ke .All applications should be forwarded to the address given below by 14th December, 2015 at 4.00 P.M.

>>Download Application Forms<<

>>Download Nomination Forms<<



P.O. BOX 43844-00100

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