Fellowships opportunity for post doc research in the UK

Date and time: 
Wed, 2017-11-15 12:18

The Commonwealth Rutherford Postdoctoral Fellowships programme is open and receiving applications from PhD graduates resident in a Commonwealth country.

Upto 50 fellowships are available. Successful applicants will get an opportunity to spend one or two years at an eligible UK university or higher education institution to conduct postdoctoral research.

Applicants will be expected to identify one host institution for the fellowship. Evidence of agreement from host institution is mandatory.

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2017-12-16 12:18

World Universities Network - Think Tank Summit

Date and time: 
Mon, 2017-11-13 13:31

Renmin University of China (RUC) in association with the World Universities Network (WUN) is holding a Think Tank Summit on the 'China Belt and Road Green Development'.

Venue: Beijing 

Dates: 23-24 March 2018

Staff members interested in attending the summit can send their applications via email to gliu@wun.ac.uk before December 15, 2017. Enquiries can also be sent to the same email.

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 2018-03-31 13:31

Call for applications: INGSA Research Associate Grant Programme

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Thu, 2017-10-19 12:38

The Call for the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) Research Associate Grant Programme is open and receiving applications.

There are six professional development and research grants worth €15,000 each, to support early-to-mid career researchers or policy practitioners in Low and Middle Income Countries. 

Projects should be in line with the priority research theme:

“The role of scientific evidence and advice in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.

Application deadline: Wednesday November 15, 2017

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2017-11-15 12:38

Apply for NRF grants participants told during Grant proposal writing workshop

Date and time: 
Tue, 2017-10-03 15:43

(From left) Dr. Mwongeli Mutuku with Dr. Joy Kiiru discuss an assignement during the workshop - Photo by Kevin

As we know the main determinants of a world class university are based on the quality of research undertaken and how well it competes for research grants from funding agencies and governments  - Prof. L.W. Irungu,  DVC,RPE

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Production and Extension last week held the first session of the Grant Proposal Writing Workshop 2017. The workshop which targets faculty at the University, aims to building capacity to enable researchers conduct collaborative project planning and to develop sound, fundable proposals.

This year, one of the topics covered during the Workshop included a guideline on application of the National Research Grants (NRF). NRF provides support to development of research capacities in the national priority areas of science technology and innovation. In 2016, shortlisted University of Nairobi projects included 27 MSc projects, 36 PhD projects, and 17 multidisciplinary and multi-institutional proposals. A challenge posed to the participants was for them to form research teams through which they can develop proposals for funding.

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2017-12-31 15:43

Apply now for ARUA-UON PhD/post-doc programmes 2017

Date and time: 
Fri, 2017-09-29 10:06

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) in collaboration with the University of Nairobi (UoN) has secured the Mellon Foundation Research Grant to support full-time, three (3) PhD students and two (2) Post-doc students.

Eligibility for PhD applicants

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2017-10-09 12:00

Call for entries: Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge

Date and time: 
Thu, 2017-09-21 12:43

Entries are invited from graduate and postgraduate students in the fields of  engineering, communication, economics and data modelling for the Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge. 

This is an innovation challenged organized by UN Environment and Think Beyond Plastic targeting university students with the aim of getting fresh innovative ideas  to fight plastic in oceans.

Entries should be in one or more of the following categories:

  1. Engineering and Design: including innovations in materials, manufacturing processes, packaging design and related fields that result in a measurable reduction in marine plastic.
  2. Communication: including multimedia products, mobile apps, and innovative storytelling that raise awareness and inspire public action against marine plastics.
  3. Economics: including innovative methodologies to assess the economic impact of plastic pollution and/or develop new financial and business models to address market failures.
  4. Prediction and Recovery: including the development of analytical tools (algorithms, models, hotspot identification) to better capture and monitor data about plastic pollution and propose solutions
Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2017-10-06 23:43

Apply for the Australia Awards – Africa

Date and time: 
Wed, 2017-09-20 14:49

Australia Awards, a flagship of the Australian development cooperation program offers long- and short-term study and professional development opportunities to citizens from developing countries around the globe

In Africa, the Australian Government offers scholarships and fellowships under Australia Awards for African professionals to undertake long-term studies leading to a postgraduate degree and short-term training leading to the acquisition of new skills and knowledge.

Current opportunities include:

  • Australian Awards Scholarships, to undertake higher degree studies in Australia at Masters level. (Eligibility for Kenyans) Age limit: 50 years at date of application
Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2018-01-18 23:49

Call for applications: AAU Small Grants for Theses and Dissertations

Date and time: 
Wed, 2017-09-20 09:23

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Applications are invited for the Association of African Universities (AAU) Small Grants for Theses and Dissertations.

The Small Grants Programme aims to support timely completion of postgraduate research.

Research topics should fall within any of the following broad themes:

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Conflict, Peace and Security
  • Environment and Climate
  • Health
  • Higher Education
Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2017-09-29 23:59

Design thinking workshop engaging urban actors in East Africa

Date and time: 
Thu, 2017-09-07 10:30

Participants and Organizers at the Workshop

The Living Lab of the University of Nairobi (www.livinglab.co.ke) organised in conjunction with and supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung (www.bosch-stiftung.de), a regional workshop titled "Engaging Urban Actors in East Africa". The workshop held at the Innovation Village in Kampala, Uganda from 16th - 18th August 2017, had participants from Burundi, Germany, Kenya Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.  Led by Prof. Madara Ogot of the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Dr. Amolle Ambole of the School of the Art and Design,  participants explored ways to design sustainable urbanization programmes for the East African region using a design thinking approach, with a focus on promoting cross-sector collaboration between the public, private and social sector; bridging academia/science and practice; and promoting participation for sustainable urban development.

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2020-12-31 23:30

Case study in Kenya confirms rare genetic condition in embryo conceived through IVF

Date and time: 
Tue, 2017-08-29 09:25

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In Vitro Fertilisation has helped people in Africa and around the world to have families. Shutterstock

Dr. J. Wanyoike-Gichuhi, University of Nairobi

(story courtesy: The Conversation Africa)

Infertility is a global health challenge with distressing psychological and social consequences. Women in Africa pay a heavy social price including stigma and depression, for not having children. Sadly, infertility in Africa is mostly blamed on the woman.

Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after one year or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Globally it affects about 70 million to 80 million couples. In Africa, about 50 to 60% of all the reproductive health clinic visits are related to infertility. In Kenya, estimates show that infertility could be between 2 and 20%.

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2023-12-31 09:25
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