Procedure for application for Research Affiliate/Associate

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Research Associates are of value to the University because they:

  • Raise the profile of the University with their home institutions;
  • Foster research networking, collaborative research and joint publication;
  • Impart knowledge and ideas to University students, and,
  • Inject new research ideas into the University of Nairobi community of researchers

Want to be a research associate/affiliate?

  1. Apply in writing to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Production and Extension) through the host department/faculty/institute/school. Enclose:
  • A request for affiliation the relevant department for the purposes of research
  • A research proposal of 10 - 15 pages including theoretical framework, literature review, objectives, methodology & work plan
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic referees familiar with the proposed research
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • supporting documentaion showing financial sponsorship for the project
  • Research Clearance from the National Commission for Science, Technology & Innovation (NACOSTI)

Upon approval what is expected of the Research Affiliate/Associate during the period of association?

  • Prepare a minimum of two working papers;
  • Teach/assist postgraduate students as requested by host Unit;
  • Give at least one presentation about your research to the University of Nairobi community;
  • Submit a report on reserach accomplishments to the Head of the Host Department/Faculty/School/Institute within 60 dats of the end of your research affiliate stay

Research Associates must meet the following requirements: