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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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(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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The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa invites applications for its democratic governance institute grants. These allow PhD students and early-career researchers to attend the next democratic governance institute on the topic of the African state and public cyber-security service, to be held from 31 October to 11 November 2016 in Dakar, Senegal.

The overall objective of the session is to anticipate on the construction of an African vision of public cyber-security service with a view to strengthening state integrity and sovereignty in Africa.

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The committee of the Nairobi Innovation Week would like to remind interested researchers that the deadline for submission of abstracts is 3rd June 2016. This deadline will not be extended.

The sub-themes are available on the poster:

Best papers will be submitted for publication in a special edition of two international journals.

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