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  • Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, winner of the HIVRT alumni scholarship to attend the HIV Drug Therapy Congress, Glasgow, 2018.

    HIV Research Trust alumni were asked to complete a survey describing how their HIVRT scholarship had impacted their professional and academic lives allowing Trustees to better understand how it affected patient outcomes in the scholar’s home setting. The Trustees assessed all survey responses and selected Pauline to receive the above award. Her story is summarised below.

    In 2010 Pauline attended a placement at Mahidol University, Thailand to obtain clinical pharmacology analytical skills to assist her in completing her PhD. Pauline’s PhD work contributed to the current knowledge on treatment of malaria in HIV-infected patients who are also receiving antiretroviral treatment. This work has been utilised and referenced by the World Health Organization in the current policy on treatment of malaria in HIV-infected individuals.

    After completion of her PhD, she was promoted to Associate Professor and currently heads the Infectious Diseases Unit at the Department of Medicine of Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda where they care for those who are affected with HIV and opportunistic infections - more than 200 HIV-infected inpatients and over 300 outpatients are seen each month.

    Pauline is also the Director of the Research Directorate at Makerere where her responsibilities include reviewing and guiding the research framework at the Department of Medicine and supervising Masters and PhD students’ research projects.
  • Alumni

    The HIV Research Trust aims to build on the success of the scholarships by establishing an informal alumnus of scholars.

    This will help us learn how to improve our scholarships and adapt them for the changing needs of young investigators. The experience of past scholars will assist us in guiding future applicants and help the Trust in making decisions about funding that will lead to productive science.

    We propose to keep in regular contact with scholars to understand how the scholarships have helped them and what improvements they might suggest. We should also like to learn of any publications that have resulted from the award.

    We hope that successful scholars will agree to become alumni and help the careers of scientists working in resource-limited settings. We shall invite each scholar to join at the time when the award is made.

    2018 Timeline

    • Online application for 2019 scholarships open September 2018
    • 2019 scholarships announced late December 2018



    If you are interested in applying for a scholarship find out more below:



    The scholarships are for health care professionals in early/mid-career who are located in resource-limited settings from low-income and lower-middle-income countries working in the field of HIV infection. Read more to see if you are eligible.