​Grants and Awards

SONAM values research as an essential tool for the formation of practice guidelines and adoption of nursing best practice. We believe that being research active is the hallmark of high quality faculty and therefore are invested in increasing research grants secured by our faculty. 


Professor Sharon Brownie

  • 2012: Griffith University Award of Excellence

  • Awarded in recognition of management of the School of Nursing at FCHS, Abu Dhabi and GU capacity building project in the region

Di​nah Kassaman

  • 2012: Scholarship for iPRI Summer School in UK

  • 2014: Certificate of appreciation for contribution towards the achievement of the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

  • 2016: Principal Investigator (PI) on a $50,000 BIG CAT early investigators’ grant

Dr Ekaete Francis Asuquo​

  • 2016: Valedictorian, PhD graduating Class, University of Ottawa, Canada

  • 2012: Tertiary Education Trust Fund Fellowship, Nigeria

Dr Ahmed Sarki ​

Joseph Mwizerwa ​

  • 2016: 50th Uganda Independence Medal by the President of the Republic of Uganda

  • The award recognizes civilian individuals for their outstanding service and loyalty to the country. 

Caroline Namukwaya ​

  • 2018: Certificate of Service award in appreciation of my loyal and dedicated service to saving lives of children by the department of paediatrics and child health in conjunction with Mulago National Referral Hospital

  • Dr Grace Edwards

  • 2018: Appointed Fellow of the Royal College of Midwives

Miriam Nantamu 

  • 2017: Commonwealth scholarship to study towards PhD in nursing at the University of Salford, Manchester. The award was jointly awarded by the UK government and the University of Salford. 

  • 2015: Graduated with an MSc Nursing education with a distinction from the University of Salford, Manchester.

  • 2014: A commonwealth scholarship awardee by the UK government.

  • 2012: The Muljibhai Madhvani Scholarship awardee.

Ziidah Namwaya ​

  • 2017: Received an award as a long serving Midwife in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Mulago National Referral Hospital

Loveluck Mwasha​

Dr Tumbwene Mwansisya​

  • 2016: Editor, Journal of Public Health and Community Medicine

  • 2016: Best Worker for the School of Nursing and Public Health, University of Dodoma

  • 2013: Best Second year student for Ph.D programme, Central South University – China

  • 2011: Chinese Government Scholarship Award

  • 2009: Country Master Trainer for United Republic of Tanzania on Drug abuse and counseling (Volume B as per United Nations Office of Drug abuse and Crimes (UNODC)