MSc. Research Funding Opportunity

THEME: Transmission dynamics and spread of parasites among and between farmed and wild fish in Uganda
STRECAFISH is an Academic Partnership Project aimed at building capacity in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) towards improved response of education to the fast moving fisheries and aquaculture industry. The project strife’s at increasing number of fit-for-the-demand human capacity that will respond to fast-moving changes in fisheries and aquaculture sectors. Therefore, the project will support graduate students to undertake critical research issues in fisheries and aquaculture sectors to contribute to increased and sustainable fish production and improvement of livelihoods through economic growth.

Through stakeholder consultative meetings, fish health and disease management was identified among the areas requiring research. In the current call, research will focus on “fish parasite transmission dynamics and spread between and among farmed and wild hosts”. Therefore, applications are invited to fill Two (2) positions focusing on: a) cage-based and b) pond-based systems – for a One (1) year research scholarship tenable at Makerere University.

The candidate must have successfully completed or about to complete year one of the MSc program at Makerere University and ready to join a vibrant research team and start immediately. The candidate must have prior knowledge in aquaculture, fisheries, basic biology, parasitology, diseases epidemiology and other supportive knowledge that is deemed useful in addressing the team’s research questions.

Applications should include a CV, statement of research interests and contact addresses (phone and email) of two referees. The deadline for applications is 30th January 2017 at 17:00HRS. Applications should be sent as one pdf file to and copied to

30th January 2017 at 17:00HRS.