Support the Uganda RTC

The Program

The Uganda Research Training Collaborative teams up student pairs from the University of Minnesota and Makerere University with faculty mentors from both institutions to gain hands-on experience in global health researchUnder the guidance of their faculty mentors, the two students propose a small-scale research project to be carried out, as a team, in about one year.

How will my donation be used?

All contributions go directly toward supporting the Uganda Research Training Collaborative, and donations may be earmarked for specific students. For example, if you’d like your gift to be used to support a UMN Pharmacy student, you may indicate this in the notes field and you can be assured that the funds will be used for a student project involving a Pharmacy student.

No donations will be used for overhead or general CGHSR activities, but will be used to support these direct expenses:

Travel: $4,000+ to support student travel to the study site for 6-12 weeks

Research expenses: $2,000+ to support research costs, such as fees for human subjects review boards, laboratory testing, translation services, data analysis software, and in-country transportation when a study is undertaken at a rural site.

Dissemination of findings: $1,000+ to support publications fees or to pay for students to attend a scientific conference where they can present their work.

Makerere mentorship: Faculty mentors at Makerere University devote their expertise and countless hours of their time to these student teams. CGHSR and the AHC Uganda Hub strive to cultivate an environment that values the contribution of our mentors from Uganda.

Ways to Give

URTC Sustainability Fund (Endowed): Donations to this endowed fund will primarily support the long-term continuation and expansion of the program.  The annual earnings on this fund may be spent on Uganda RTC programmatic purposes while allowing principal to grow.

URTC Student Support Fund: Donations to this fund (known as a "demand fund") will go entirely to the direct programmatic expenses identified on this page.

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More information

For more information about supporting this program contact:

Molly McCoy
Global Research and Training Coordinator

Global Health Mentorship: The Minnesota Uganda Partnership

Global Health Mentorship: The Minnesota Uganda Partnership