Grant proposal writing workshop kicks off!

Date and time: 
Thu, 2018-01-18 10:46

You do not write proposals to get money, you write proposals to further an idea or to solve a problem for which you need money – Prof. Madara Ogot, Director, Research and Extension

The second session of the Grant Proposal Writing workshop kicked off yesterday with the Director for Research and Extension, Professor Madara Ogot challenging the participants to apply for the 2nd National Research Fund (NRF) Call for multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional grants.

Having written and won numerous grants, Prof. Ogot  who is also the workshop facilitator, challenged the participants to develop proposals that further an idea or solve a problem then cost what would be required to develop the good idea. In this regard, the proposals should be important and relevant. In addition, the proposal should appeal to a particular audience, who is the funder.

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2018-07-31 10:46

Call for applications: ARPPIS – DAAD PhD Scholarships

Date and time: 
Fri, 2018-01-12 16:02

Applications are invited for the ARPPIS-DAAD PhD Scholarships.

12 scholarships are available to nationals of sub-Saharan countries

The scholarships cover all costs of the PhD programme, including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees and all research and training costs.

Applications submission deadline: February 4, 2018

For more information, visit website: ARPPIS-DAAD PhD Scholarships for study at icipe

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2018-02-04 17:00

Call for applications: Mawazo PhD Scholars Programme for women

Date and time: 
Fri, 2018-01-12 15:18

Women pursuing PhD studies are invited to submit their applications for consideration of funding in the Mawazo PhD Scholars Programme.

Upto six (6) scholarships are available for the 2018 PhD Scholars cohort.

Preference will be given to applicants whose projects focus on development related topics and using social science research methods.

Successful applicants will receive a research grant worth Ksh.500,000/= among other benefits.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2018-02-02 17:00

NRF Call for Concept Notes: Multi-disciplinary & Multi-institutional Grants

Date and time: 
Fri, 2018-01-12 11:20

The 2nd National Call for Research Concept Notes is open and receiving Concept Notes for the multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional Grants.

Proposed projects should clearly demonstrate strategies of how to address varied challenges facing the society. The objectives of submitted concept notes must be in line with national priorities expounded in the Vision 2030 with more emphasis on research which will contribute new knowledge applicable to either Universal Health Care, Food and Nutrition Security, Affordable Housing as well as Industrialization, Manufacturing and Agro-processing; the Research should also address issues under Sustainable Development Goals as well as the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA 2024) which is the blueprint for Africa’s long term Agenda 2063.

The budget per the proposed project must not exceed Kenya shillings twenty million (Ksh 20,000,000/=) for a period of three years. Each application must be submitted by a team of researchers from at least three (3) different institutions. The Principal Investigators (PIs) who have benefited from the same category under the 1st NRF Call are not eligible.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2018-02-16 17:20

Call for proposals: 2017/2018 NRF postgraduate research grants

Date and time: 
Fri, 2018-01-05 10:42

The second call for proposals for the National Research Fund (NRF) postgraduate research grants for the financial year 2017/2018 is open and receiving applications.

The grants support the research component for masters or doctoral programmes. Proposals submitted for consideration should have been defended and approved for commencement of research work.

A successful doctoral project will be funded up to a maximum of Kenya Shillings two million (Ksh 2,000,000/=) for a period not exceeding three (3) years, while Masters project will be funded up to a maximum of five hundred thousand (Ksh 500,000/=) for a period of one (1) year.

Applications submission deadline: Wednesday February 14, 2018 at 17:00 hours

View full Call here

To download the application forms, visit

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2018-02-14 17:00

Utafiti News Issue No. 5

View full version here

Subject Matter: 
Climate Change and Sustainability

Pamellah Asule

Frequency of Publication: 

Utafiti News Issue No. 5

Date and time: 
Wed, 2018-01-03 09:20

Online version is now available!

Message from the Editor

Let me invite you to read the fifth edition of Utafiti News, a newsletter of the Research, Production and Extension Division. We are excited to share with you perspectives under the theme “Climate Change and Sustainability”.

An important message from our researchers is that climate change affects us all, which makes its prevention and the search for solutions our individual and collective responsibility.

View full web version here

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2018-07-31 09:20

5 AuthorAid travel grants available for early career researchers

Date and time: 
Wed, 2017-11-29 12:45

AuthorAID, a free pioneering global network that provides support, mentoring, resources and training for researchers in low and middle income countries is currently accepting applications for travel grants for the second set in 2017.

The grants worth USD1500 each are intended to support travel to an international conference for early career researchers from low and middle income countries.

Only 5 travel grants are available.

Applicants must have already been accepted to present at an international academic conference by time of application.

This is the final round of travel grants awarded under the SRKS funding programme which comes to an end in March 2018. To date, AuthorAID has supported over 50 researchers with the award of travel grants during the course of SRKS programme.

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2018-01-03 23:59

Leaders in innovation fellowship programme – 2017

Date and time: 
Fri, 2017-11-24 14:13

Leaders in Innovation Fellowship (LIF) Programme is a collaborative programme between the Kenya National Innovation Agency (KENIA), the National Research Fund (NRF) – Kenya, and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAENG)-UK. The programme is implemented under the umbrella of Kenya-UK Newton Utafiti Fund Programme.

The purpose of the programme is to nurture Kenyan technological innovators and support commercialization of innovations. The programme is a platform for developing capacity in entrepreneurship and commercialization of research outputs including intellectual property right issues.

KENIA is therefore inviting researchers with technological innovations and have developed or are in the process of developing business proposition for their innovations to apply for the Leaders in Innovation fellowship Programme – 2017.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2017-12-08 23:59

National Innovation Award Competition - 2017

Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-11-20 12:18

The Kenya National Innovation Agency (KENIA) is pleased to announce the National Innovational Award Competition 2017. 

This aims to motivate and recognize outstanding innovators in Kenya in order to encourage innovation in all national priority areas and thus strengthen the national innovation capacity

See attached brochure for the award categories

Interested innovators can download the applications forms from the website: or

Hard copies of duly filled forms should be submitted to KENIA Offices at Utalii House, 9th floor (Room 920). Soft copies should be emailed to: with a copy to

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2017-11-30 17:00
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