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Call for Proposals

NRF 2nd Call for Competitive Grants for Postgraduate Research Training - Closing Date: Saturday, 17th February 2018

National Research Fund (NRF) is pleased to announce the 2nd National Research Call for Proposals for Postgraduate Research. The call is in line with NRF strategic response to the national goals articulated in Vision 2030 to develop a highly skilled, globally competitive human resource. 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. Click here for further information. pdf

NRF 2nd Call for Competitive Grants for Postgraduate Research Training - Closing Date: Sunday, 18th February 2018

NRF is pleased to announce the National Call for Research Concept Notes. The call is a strategic response to promote multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary research among national innovation delivery agencies to increase investments in research and experimental development to address societal challenges and catalyze socio-economic growth. Multi-disciplinary and Multi-institution research teams from both public and private institutions are invited to submit Concept Notes for consideration. Proposed projects should clearly demonstrate strategies of how to address varied challenges facing the society. Click here for further information.  Pdf

The MasterCard Foundation-RUFORUM Scholarships - Closing Date: Friday, 1st March 2018

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing an eight year program aimed at transforming African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation. This is an eight year program (2016-2024) and will support students that are economically disadvantaged as well as those from post-conflict and conflict affected areas of Africa. Interested applicants will undertake their training at Gulu University and Egerton University. Click here for further information.

Call for Submissions: IDRC Ensuring a Food Secure Africa: Cultivate Africa’s Future Fund 2 - Closing Date: Thursday, 1st March 2018
The call for submissions of concept notes for Phase 2 of Cultivate Africa’s Future is now open. The main objective of this competitive research fund is to support applied research in areas vital to achieving long-term food security with a focus on improved productivity and incomes for farmers and communities and decreased post-harvest losses; improved gender equity; nutrition and human health; and climate change and sustainable water management. Through this call, the fund is seeking to harness the best of the private, public, and non-governmental sectors to expand its research portfolio and support cutting edge applied field and/or laboratory research projects with the potential to generate high impact and innovative results with particular impact on the food insecure and poor in eligible eastern and southern African countries. Click here for further information.

 Call for Applications: 2018 Research Development Group for Early-Career Scholars - Closing Date: Sunday, 11th March 2018

The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from early-career scholars based in Africa who are interested in attending the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting as part of a Research Development Group. Organized in partnership with African Studies Association (ASA) and the African Politics Conference Group (APCG), the Research Development Group will be a unique opportunity to advance current research towards publication, participate in the APSA annual meeting, and develop scholarly networks with colleagues. Click here for further information.

 British Ecological Society Research Grant - Closing Date: Wednesday, 21st March 2018

British Ecological Society provides support of up to £8,000 for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research. In recognition of the unique challenges ecologists in Africa face in carrying out research; the grant is designed to support ecologists develop their skills, experience and knowledge base as well as making connections with ecologists in the developed world. The society supports excellent ecological science in Africa by funding services and equipment. Click here for further information

 Call For Proposals: Joint Digital Rights and Internet Freedom Research/Advocacy Projects - Closing Date: Monday, 30th April 2018.

The Internet Policy Observatory at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania invites organizations and individuals to apply for funding for research projects that have specific and tangible policy & advocacy impact objectives. Individual or joint applications are encouraged from civil society organizations, those working in digital rights advocacy and policymaking, and those engaged in academic research. The goal of this call for proposals is to generate collaborative research projects on topics of relevance to the internet freedom community that are empirically rigorous as well as pertinent to current international, regional, or local digital rights advocacy efforts. Click here for further information.






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