Competitive Research Grants, 3rd Call for Proposals – 2019/2020

The Research Grants Adhoc Committee of Kyambogo University invites applications for the 3rd Research Grant Programme of 2019/2020. The main goal of the programme is to strengthen the research capacity of the University.

BRIEF ON COMPETITIVE RESEARCH GRANTS

The University Council approved funds for competitive research in the Financial Year 2019/20 to enhance research, innovation and knowledge generation.

Consequently, the Vice-Chancellor appointed an Ad hoc Committee headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) manage the research grant. Below are the Terms Of Reference of the Competitive Research Grants Ad hoc Committee.

  • To develop criteria for competitive research grant awards
  • To issue calls for grants
  • To develop a method of vetting the proposals received.
  • To coordinate with Research Grants and Publications Committee.
  • To award research grants to the best proposals.
  • To carry out any other duties as assigned by the Vice-Chancellor.

CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS

The Committee issued the first Call for research proposals in hard and electronic format to all Faculties and Departments on Friday 17th August 2018 with Monday 17th September 2018 being the deadline.

The Call targeted full-time Academic Staff of Kyambogo University with a PhD at the rank of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor.

The budget limit for proposals in Humanities was twenty five (25) million shillings while Science-based disciplines were forty (40) million shillings.

REVIEW PROCESS

The Committee subjected all proposals to an administrative review. Out of eighty-three (83) proposals received, only thirty-nine (39) proposals met the requirements specified in the Call.

Names and all other personal information of applicants of the thirty-nine (39) proposals were withheld before sending their proposals to senior academics in the relevant fields for review. The names of applicants were withheld to avoid bias.

AWARDS

Nineteen (19) out of thirty-nine (39) applicants were successfully awarded grants to carry out research. Twelve (12) awardees were from humanities while seven (7) were from science-based disciplines.

The awards ceremony was presided over by the Chairperson of the University Council on Wednesday 9th January 2019 in the Council Room.

All awardees were required to sign a Bonding Agreement with Kyambogo University before receiving the funds.

Researchers are expected to have completed their research and published their findings in reputable journals by June 2019

A Second Call was issued on 9th January 2019.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS FOR COMPETITIVE RESEARCH GRANTS

S.N NAME (PI) GENDER DEPARTMENT/FACULTY DISCIPLINE TITLE OF PROPOSAL (RESEARCH) RESEARCHERS/CO-PI (NAMES)

FACULTY OF SPECIAL NEEDS AND REHABILITATION

1
Dr.Patrick Ojok
M
Dep. of Community and Disability Studies
Humanities
Creating self-employment opportunities for persons with disabilities: exploring the experiences of persons with disabilities under the special grant
2
Dr.Makosa Dan
M
Agriculture
Science
Bio-economic viability of utilizing poultry manure and pond maggots as supplementary feeds in integrated Chicken-Fish Production
Kabugo Stephen
3
Dr.Nabaggala Justine
F
Art & Industrial Design
Humanities
Fine Arts as Meaning-Making Modes towards Cultural Awareness, Appreciation and Identity within Communities
4
Dr. Maureen Muwanga Senoga
F
Art and Industrial Design, Faculty of Vocational Studies
Humanities
Mitigation of Substance Abuse through Visual Representations A Partnership Approach For Urban and Suburban Children Under 18 Years of Age in Wakiso District
5
Dr. Faith Muyonga-Namayengo
F
Human Nutrition and Home Economics
Science
Dietary patterns, physical activity and body composition changes of Kyambogo University students during the academic semester progression
Muhoozi Grace

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

6
Dr.Hannington Twinomuhwezi
M
Chemistry
Science
Phytochemical analysis and antimalarial activity of Vernonia campanea and Vernonia grantii from Uganda
Dr. Sarah Nanyonga, Dr Kyarimpa Mugumya Christine, Mrs Ebong Dora
7
Dr.Justus Kwetegyeka
M
Chemistry
Science
Evaluation of Fatty Acids and Cholesterol Content in Various Organs in Selected Domestic Ruminants
8
Dr.Ivan Gumula,
M
Chemistry
Science
Analysis of Selected Medicinal Plants from Eastern Uganda for Anti-Tuberculosis Activities
Dr. Sarah K. Nanyonga , Dora K. Ebong, Dr Christine Kyarimpa
9
Dr.Justus Masa
M
Chemistry
Science
Development and implementation of method(s) for purification and iodization of Katwe Salt
Dr. William Wanasolo
10
Dr. Diriisa Mugampoza
M
Food Technology
Science
Development of Novel Products from Bananas, Melons and By-Product Streams
Samuel Gafuma, Peacekind Kyosaba

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

11
Dr. Ejuu Godfrey
M
Early Childhood Development
Humanities
The Design Process and Development of Teacher Creativity in Play: A Case of Early Childhood Teachers in Selected Colleges
Rev. Dr Grace Lubaale
12
Dr. Edith M Mbabazi
F
Educational Planning & Mgt
Humanities
The effect of the rapid transformation of the higher education sector in Uganda on the quality of university graduates: The case of University Education Quality in Education
Dr. Mary Goretti Kahwa, Godfrey Bagonza
13
Dr. Philip Owino
M
Educational Planning & Mgt
Humanities
Mainstreaming Gender Equality Practice and Leadership position in Kyambogo University.
Leticia Komba Rwakijuma, George Wilson Kasule, Joseph Rwothumio
14
Dr. Elizabeth Opit
F
Foundations of Education
Humanities
Lived experiences of student mothers in the absence of on-campus child care arrangements
Dr. Nabukeera Madiina Sebyala

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

15
Dr. Barasa Bernard
M
Geography and Social Studies
Humanities
Assessing the Impact of Settling Refugees and Their Wood-Fuel Use on the Forests and Vegetation in the West Nile Region, Uganda
16
Dr. Kakuba Sultan Juma
M
History and Political Science
Humanities
Management of Wetlands and Its Impact on Livelihood Opportunities in Kampala’s Kinawataka Wetland, Uganda
John Mary Kanyamurwa
17
Dr. Keneth Bamuturaki
M
Performing Arts
Humanities
Performance for Rural Transformation: The Efficacy of Theatre for Development in fostering Gender Justice in Uganda’s Agricultural Enterprises
18
Dr. Kizito Michael George
M
Philosophy and Religious Studies,
Humanities
Market Fundamentalism and the Ethics of Democracy in Uganda
19
Dr.Mugisha M. Mutabazi
M
Sociology and Social Administration
Humanities
Community Capacity Building & Local Development in Uganda:Are Community ‘Capitals’ the Missing Link?