Grant Writing in Research for Nurses and Midwives in Africa

Uganda Workshop 2023

Date: 30th September 2023
Time: 8–4 pm Kampala, Uganda
Location: Forest Cottages, Bukoto, Kampala, Uganda & online
Language: English
Target Audience: Nurses and Midwives interested in acquiring grant writing skills
Attendance: 62 in person and up to 500 online


In Africa, nurses and midwives constitute the largest percentage of the healthcare workforce and play a critical role at the frontline of healthcare delivery. This presents a unique opportunity for them to contribute to evidence-based practice through research and the development of relevant research questions. However, a significant number of nurses lack the essential skills in grant writing, which is crucial for identifying funding opportunities to support research endeavours.

To bridge this gap and empower nurses and midwives, we are pleased to announce a one-day workshop focused on equipping participants with grant writing skills for research.

Workshop/Webinar aim and learning objectives:

The primary aim of this workshop is to equip nurses and midwives with the necessary skills in grant writing for research purposes. By the end of the workshop, participants will achieve the following specific learning objectives:

  1. Define the concept of grant writing and its significance in research funding.
  2. Describe the funding context and landscape for grant applications.
  3. Identify and understand the general components of a grant application.
  4. Gain insights into key factors influencing funding organizations' decision-making processes.
  5. Discuss and internalize the principles of successful grant writing to enhance their chances of securing research funding.

With these valuable skills, nurses and midwives in Africa will be better positioned to pursue research opportunities, contribute to evidence-based practice, and make significant advancements in healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. The workshop promises to be an enlightening and practical learning experience, empowering participants to secure funding for their research initiatives and ultimately contribute to the advancement of healthcare in the region.

Attendance and certification

This workshop is taking place in Uganda and has been made hybrid to facilitate wider online participation. In-person registrations are now closed (deadline: 10/09/2023). We are still accepting registrations for remote participation. Certificates of Attendance will be issued for those that meet criteria. For more informationplease visit:

8:00–9:00 am The arrival of participants and guests
9:00–9:15 am Welcome remarks and overview of the event Faith Nawagi (RN, BSN, MIPH)
Ph.D. Scholar Health Professions Education
Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda
9:15–9:30 am Overview of Global Research Nurses and ARCH/ GHN

Faith Nawagi
GRN Africa

9:30–10:00 am Keynote address: Inspiration of a senior nurse that has successfully acquired research grants Dr. Scovia Mbalinda RN, BSN, MPRH, Ph.D.
Lecturer Makerere University
Dept. of Nursing and Midwifery
Principal Investigator for various research grants
10:00–10:30 am Tea Break
10:30–11:30 am Defining grant writing – the context and components of a grant application

Faith Nawagi

11:30–12:30 pm Key factors for decision-making by funding organizations Dr. Roy Mubuuke
Deputy Chair, School of Medicine IRB, Makerere University
Editor BMC Medical Education
Grant Application Reviewer / recipient of numerous grants
Senior Lecturer MAKCHS
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–2:00 pm Principles of successful grant writing Dr. Roy Mubuuke
2:00–2:30pm Q & A and sharing experiences  All participants
3:00–3:30pm Closing remarks Event Team / Faith Nawagi
4:00pm End of workshop