Ms. Mbabazi Margaret

Margaret Mbabazi is a Ugandan native, she holds a Master of Science in Management Studies, Project Planning, and Management from Uganda Management   Institute, Kampala, Uganda. She did her undergraduate from Makerere University Business School, Kampala, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management.

Her career in research administration began 12 years ago at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). She oversees the administrative management of grants and contracts that are awarded to MUST. She has participated in several Research Administration and Management (RAM) training courses in Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, the USA, and Tanzania.

She has leveled up her Research Administration career by taking up the LevelUP Micro-credentialing program with the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI ) and completed the following courses; Micro-credential in principles of award negotiation and set-up, Micro-credential in research compliance frameworks, Micro-credential in relationships, roles, and responsibilities,  principles of pre-award research administration, principles of research development, Micro-credential in proposal development and Principles of Post-award financial research Administration and finalizing with Introduction to Clinical Research Management. Recognized in LevelUPAllStars Micro-credentialing program with SRAI   November 2021.

Her notable contribution includes the following; the lead organizer for the first capacity-building grant proposal written by the MUST Grants Office that is the International Extramural Associate Research Development Award(IEARDA) (AR-10-172) whose goal was to provide training on biomedical grants management to the personnel of MUST Grants Office.

She is a Co-Investigator on a 3-year Research Administration Strengthening Grant  “Advancing HIV Research at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) through a research administration training program with the University of Virginia” funded by Fogarty International Centre (FIC), National Institutes of Health (NIH); Grant No: 1G11TW010948-01A1.