Grant Proposal Writing Training Workshops

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Thu, 2017-08-24 09:59








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The University of Nairobi Grant Proposal Writing Training Workshops for 2017-2018 have now been approved.  The workshops will continue to strengthen the capacity of the University academic members of staff, enabling them to conduct collaborative project planning and to develop sound, fundable proposals to attract research funding.

This year’s workshops will also feature sessions on National Research Fund (NRF) funding, as well as exploiting opportunities from World Universities Network (WUN) and Africa Research Universities Alliance (ARUA).

Workshops Topics:

  • Overview of proposal development.
  • Identifying potential sources of research/consultancy funds, as well as identifying agency priorities and guidelines.
  • Understanding the overall structure of a proposal and its component parts:
  • Project Summary
  • Project Rationale
  • Goals, Objectives, Impact, Beneficiaries, and Success Criteria
  • Activities, Research Hypothesis (es), Work plans: Who will do what, when and how (including timelines) “Use of Logical Framework Analysis (Logframes)


  • Mechanisms for Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Understanding the terminology and steps of the logical framework analysis and putting together a log frame matrix
  • Budget development
  • Success factors in proposal development.
  • Common mistakes made during proposal writing.
  • Communication: Basics on proposal writing, including consistency in presentation, equations, presentations of tables and figures and references.
  • Proposal-writing as a project
  • Funding opportunities from the National Research Fund
  • Funding opportunities from research networks including ARUA and WUN.
  • All participants will receive a published training manual.

The first series of workshops will be held in September and is open to faculty members only, with a key focus on the upcoming NRF calls.


Session 1: 20th – 22nd September, 2017

Session 2: 27th – 29th September, 2017

To register, send an email to  indicating:

1. Full Name

2. Department/School/Faculty/Institute/College

3. Preferred Session 1 or 2

4. Mobile telephone number

5. Email address

Please note that space is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Registration Deadline: September 15th 2017.

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2017-12-31 09:59