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).

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Sun, 2017-12-31 09:59

Kenya bans use of plastic bags:What you need to know

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Wed, 2017-08-23 14:40

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Did you know that Veterinarians report that an average of 2.5 plastic bags as well as other plastic waste are found inside the stomachs of cows in abattoirs in Western Kenya?

August 28, 2017 marks the enactment of the new law banning the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags for commercial and domestic use in Kenya.

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Thu, 2020-12-31 17:40

Call for participants: UK-Kenya Food Security Workshop

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Sat, 2017-07-29 15:15

Early career researchers in the disciplines of environment, agriculture and food sciences are invited to send applications for consideration to attend a workshop on ‘Strengthening Food Security through Integrated Earth Observations & Ecological Assessments of Ecosystem Services in Kenya’.

This is a workshop under the Newton Fund - Researcher Links scheme, organized by the British Council, together with University of Leicester and University of Nairobi.

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Thu, 2017-11-30 15:15

2016/2017 NRF funds disbursement for postgraduate students

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Mon, 2017-07-24 10:40

The National Research Fund (NRF) has released a total of Ksh. 33,794,322 for Postgraduate student’s research programmes. 

64 University of Nairobi postgraduate students’ projects were selected for funding for the 1st NRF Call sent out in 2016.

Recipients should contact the Finance Officer for guidance on access of the funds. 

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Sun, 2017-12-31 10:40

Call for Quality Assurance experts in research

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Mon, 2017-07-24 09:05

The National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is seeking to engage Quality Assurance experts in research.

Engagement is on a part-time basis. Roles include

  • Assist the commission during inspection for compliance
  • Monitoring and evaluation of registration and/or accreditation of research institutions
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Wed, 2017-08-30 09:05

20 UoN postgraduate student's get scientific research funding

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Thu, 2017-07-20 12:48

The National Research Fund (NRF) has released to the University of Nairobi Ksh.4.8m being funding for 20 postgraduate students whose research projects were competitively selected for funding.

The successful applicants submitted proposals consideration of funding for the 2015/2016 7th Call for MSc/MA and PhD research proposals sent out by the National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). The funding was aimed at supporting the research component of the postgraduate applicants programmes. 

See list of recipients below:

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Sun, 2023-12-31 12:48

WIPO presents University of Nairobi with Ksh.4.2m for IP audit

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Wed, 2017-07-19 12:59
(from left) Prof. Ogot, Dir. Research & Extension, Prof. Mwangi, Director, IPMO, Prof. Mutoro, representing the Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Sange, Managing Director, KIPI & Prof. Irungu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor in-charge of research

Yesterday, the University of Nairobi received funding of Ksh.4.2m from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The cheque, presented by the Managing Director, Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) on behalf of WIPO, is intended to support the carrying out of an institutional intellectual property audit.

IP audits are important as it captures the number of IP assets and the value that can be attached to the IP.

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Sun, 2023-12-31 12:59

Call for abstracts: Infectious Disease Conference 2017

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Thu, 2017-05-11 15:11

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Wed, 2017-05-31 17:11

Raising awareness on biosecurity in Kenyan universities

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Wed, 2017-05-03 16:11

Prof. L.W. Irungu, DVC,RPE (extreme right) holds discussions with Dr. Edwardina Otieno (NACOSTI) , Mr. Jordan Stone (Danish Centre for Biosecurity & Biopreparedeness) on awareness raising on  biosecurity at the University of Nairobi

Dr. Edwardina Otieno Ndhine (NACOSTI) and Mr. Jordan Stone  from the Danish Center for Biosecurity and Biopreparedness (CBB), on Wednesday May 3, 2017  met the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Production and Extension, Professor Lucy W. Irungu to discuss awareness raising of biosecurity and biopreparedeness in Kenyan Universities.  

This follows a 2015 Biosecurity Survey in Kenya that documented significant deposits of dangerous biological agents in Kenya. The report also revealed a lack of capacity to ensure proper storage and handling of hazardous biological agents and limited biosecurity awareness amongst professionals.

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Sun, 2023-12-31 16:11

African Prize for Engineering Innovation:Call for applications

Date and time: 
Wed, 2017-05-03 13:03

The African Prize for Engineering Innovation is inviting applications from ambitious and talented engineers from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Applicants must have developed (co-developed) or be in the process of developing (co-developing) a new technological innovation that can provide scalable solutions to local challenges.

£25,000 awaits the overall winner.

Applications submission deadline: Monday July 24, 2017

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Mon, 2017-07-24 23:59
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