May, 2018 – ‘Heroines of Health’ Award, nominated and selected for the award. Nine women were selected from this global competition of over 100 + nominations. Awarded by GE Healthcare, Women in Global Health. Event took place at the World Health Assembly, Geneva.
Sept - Oct, 2018 – Visiting Scholar, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Visiting Scholar at the Center for Social Medicine and also at the Institute of South Asia Studies.
February-August, 2011 - Fulbright Scholar, Visiting Scholar at Centre for Gender, Sexuality and Health, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, USA.
February-May, 2006 - Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.
2001 - 2004 - Postgraduate Scholarship –competitive scholarship for doctoral studies, NCEPH, the Australian National University
(2019-2024), Principal Investigator, ARISE – Accountability and Responsiveness in Informal Settlements for Equity in Bangladesh. It is a research consortium across 5 countries: Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Sierra Leone, and UK, led by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). Funded by UK Research and Innovation’s Global Challenges Research Fund. GBP: Total 10 million - (BRAC JPG School: GBP 1 million)
(2018-2021), Lead, ERASMUS Education Capacity Building Grant, BRAC JPG School lead institution in partnership with IDS, UK and Maastricht University, Netherlands. Euros: 995,000
(2018-2019), Principal Investigator, Men Engage and their Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs, lead by the School (a national level study), US$522,000
(2018-2019), Principal Co-Lead (co-PI), People with Disabilities and their Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs, led by the School (a national level study), US$581,000
(2018-2019), Principal Investigator, Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women Rohingya Refugees, World Health Organization (US$86,000).
(2017-2020), Principal Investigator, Cities and Resilience: Migrant Populations Health, in partnership with Imperial College, UK, Funded by WELLCOME TRUST (Euros 375,000).
(2016-ongoing), PI, Adolescent girls lives in transition, early marriage, empowerment and health in urban slums. BRAC School of Public Health in partnership with Co-PI, Maheen Sultan, BIGD, Funded by GAGE project, DFID (GB 200,000).
(2016-2018) Digital Sister for Urban Youth: Using New Technology for Effective SRHR Communication for Urban Youth in Dhaka City, Bangladesh, Co-lead, in partnership with University of Amsterdam, NWOTRO, (Dutch funded 300,000 Euros)
(2015-2018), Breaking the Shame, Adolescents and Sexuality in rural and urban areas of Bangladesh – Co lead in partnership with Radboud University, Amsterdam, NWOTRO, (Dutch funded, 591,791).
(2015-2018), Principal Investigator, Early Marriage Prevention among adolescent girls in Urban Slums in Bangladesh, IDRC CAD 475,000, Bangladesh
(November2012-2017), Principal Investigator, Reaching out and Linking in: Heath systems and close-to-
community services in urban and rural areas: REACHOUT, funding: EU 7million.CollaborativeProject (Northern &Southern institutions), Bangladesh‐ €793,030
(August 2012-2017), Project Director, Capacity Building on Gender in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), funding NUFFIC–Capacity Building in Higher Education.Euros2.6million (4 partners)
(July 2012-June 2015), Chief of Party, Lead, Developing the Next Generation of Public Health Experts, Capacity Building in Masters of Public Health Education, USAID US$3 million
(2012-2015), Principal Investigator, Urban Primary Service Delivery and Governance, Co-PI, ICDDR, B. Funding IDRC, Canada, CAD$655,000
(October 2011– March 2012), Co- Principal Investigator, Informal drug sellers, market and their role in health, (grant awardedUS$135,000), in partnership with team in icddr,b. Research for Development, USA.
(March 2011-2012), Principal Investigator, Access to Abortion in rural and urban areas of Bangladesh, in partnership with Guttmacher, New York and BAPSA (grant awarded US$50,000)
(May 2010– May 2011), Principal Investigator, Violence Against Marginalized Populations Funded by the Netherlands Embassy, and coordinated by CREA‐multi‐country study in India, Nepal and Bangladesh) – (grant awarded $46,000).
(March 2008-2009), Principal Investigator, Sexuality and Rights Training Grant, funder: International
Women’s Health Coalition, New York (Amount: US$ 20,000).
(September 2005-2010), Co- Principal Investigator & Coordinator - Realizing Reproductive and Sexual Rights of Vulnerable Populations (DFID Funded), (Amount: US$ 566,000).
(January 2008-2009), Co- Principal Investigator, Reproductive and Sexual Health of Adolescent Populations in Bangladesh, (Funded by JICA, Japan and GoB) (Amount: US$ 347,425.90)