Welcome to Makerere University College of Health Sciences Grants and Contracts Office

Background

The grants office was opened in May 2011 in order to respond to researchers’ plight. This was due to reports from researchers of compliance and management of their awards. There was also a need for centralized grant acquisition and administration at MakCHS

Mission

To increase the MakCHS uptake and management of donor-funded research and projects for innovative research, teaching and provision of services responsive to societal needs.

Focus Areas

  1. Resource Mobilisation
  2. Capacity Building
  3. Grants and Contracts Management

What we do

We offer pre- and post-award services including;

  • Provision of information and advice on funding opportunities
  • Supporting the proposal development process and submitting completed proposals to funding agencies
  • Supporting budget development
  • Negotiating and accepting awards from foreign sponsors
  • Maintaining a central registry of all College Grant applications, submissions, funded grants and contracts
  • Supporting project start-up and implementation
  • Drafting, negotiating and managing subawards
  • Monitoring expenses for financial compliance
  • Preparation of financial reports, budget re-direction and funds carryover requests
  • Capacity building sessions covering both pre- and post-award processes targeting both researchers/faculty and research administrators