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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.



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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.



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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 http://www.researchfund.go.ke



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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



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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.



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