2nd CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS 2017/18

Theme: “Industrialization, Sustainability and Development: Towards Vision 2030”


INTRODUCTION:

In her endeavour to be a leading center of academic excellence in education, research and community service, Machakos university has set apart some funds to support research by her academic staff. This is therefore to invite proposals from all staff members for consideration for internal funding.
The objective of the Machakos university research fund is to enable the staff members to participate in research and innovation alongside teaching, in line with the university strategic plan which encourages staff participation in research, innovation and community work among other development activities.


ELIGIBILITY:

This is a competitive research grant programme managed by Machakos University for members of staff only. The proposals must be market/product driven and geared towards problem solving in the society and compliant to the theme above. Multidisciplinary research proposals will receive more favourable consideration.


BUDGET AND FUNDS ALLOCATION:

The proposal should not exceed KES. 500,000.00 in budge, for a period of up to 1 year, and may be extended subject to good justification. Successful applicants are expected to adhere to their approved work plan, budget and expected project completion date.


SUB-THEMES:

a) Agriculture, food security and agribusiness;
b) Innovative Climate change, Environment, sustainability, water Management.
c) Transformative development through language, culture and communication technology.
d) Innovative approaches to education and training for sustainable development.
e) Innovative approaches for Small and Medium Enterprise development.
f) Science, Technology, Engineering, mathematics and innovation for industrial transformation.
g) Community health, Nutrition and Hospitality.


BUDGET AND FUNDS ALLOCATION:

Applicants should email a soft copy to director-research@mksu.ac.ke and submit a hard copy to the office of the Director, Research, Innovation and Technology not later than 15th December 2017. For more information and guidelines for proposal writing please visit the research directorate page on the MksU website: www.mksu.ac.ke.

For further information please contact:
The office of the director, Research, Innovation and Technology
E mail: director-research@mksu.ac.ke

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