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Thirty-five University of Nairobi projects have been selected to receive funding from the National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) during the 2015/2016 financial year.

Four projects will receive funding under the Innovator category. Other research projects to receive funding are 15 PhD research projects and 16 Master of Science and Master of Arts research projects.

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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Madara Ogot as the Director, Research and Extension. Prof. Ogot’s appointment comes as part of a planned strategy to strengthen  research and extension activities in the University.  

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Production and Extension), Prof. Ogot, an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, will be expected to provide guidance and leadership on scientific and research issues, as well as in-house reviews and briefs on products that deal with research and extension activities.

Prof. Ogot has held previous positions including post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) Maseno University; Managing Director University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services Ltd  (UNES) and Associate Professor Pennsylvania  State University (USA) among others.

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Application deadline: Wednesday July 20, 2016

Applications are invited for the 2nd Edition of the Science by Women programme. The programme is an initiative of the Women for Africa Foundation (FMxA) and is designed to foster capacity of women researchers and scientists to tackle great challenges faced by Africa through research in health, agriculture and food security, water, energy and climate change as well as mathematics and economic science.

The programme enables African women researchers to play a leading role in the transition of Africa to knowledge-based and innovation led economy through research that can be transferred into products and technologies having impact on people’s lives.

The Science by Women programme is a collaboration with Spanish ‘Severo  Ochoa’ Centres for Excellence. The Centres are  the

  • Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO,,
  • the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO,,
  • the Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB,
  • the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII,
  • the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (ICMAT, )
  • the Centre for Genomic Regulation (
  • the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (

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Expressions of Interest are invited from suitable candidates for projects on infectious diseases or neglected tropical diseases for PhD and Post-Doctoral research at ICIPE.

See downloadable Proposed ICIPE post-doctoral projects for THRiVE II

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The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa invites applications for its democratic governance institute grants. These allow PhD students and early-career researchers to attend the next democratic governance institute on the topic of the African state and public cyber-security service, to be held from 31 October to 11 November 2016 in Dakar, Senegal.

The overall objective of the session is to anticipate on the construction of an African vision of public cyber-security service with a view to strengthening state integrity and sovereignty in Africa.

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