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University of Nairobi subscribes to Research Africa Funding Platform
The University has just concluded an agreement to access the Research Africa’s funding opportunities database.
Staff members and students will be able to access the sorted and sieved funding opportunities that are available and receive alerts based on individual disciplines and the type of grants that are of interest and each member via e-mail. Access to this platform should be a valuable tool to grow our research.
Research Professional Africa is an essential online resource for researchers, students, research and innovation managers, development officers and policymakers in Africa. It provides subscribers access to comprehensive, authoritative and appropriately highlighted information of over 40,000 research funding opportunities globally to enable sustained research for African development. In addition, an African staffed newsroom covers the African science, policy and research funding news relevant to Research Africa readers. The Research Africa platform provides access to funding opportunities, news and analyses on topics chosen to give African researchers, students and policymakers an edge in the competition for research funding.
The types of funding opportunities that can be searched for via www.research-africa.net include: scholarships, fellowships (early career, mid-career and senior), research grants, innovation grants, networking/collaboration opportunities, travel grants, hosting conference grants, publication grants, capacity building grants, research collaboration calls and development funding from local and global funders of research and development projects in Africa.
The Research Professional Africa platform allows students, staff and researchers to search for various grant opportunities specific to their chosen discipline and research projects. Also included in the platform is the Research Africa funding analysis online news bulletin which covers the following areas:
•“Institutional profiles" where Research Africa looks at the funds paid out by a particular funder to Africans, reporting on where the money has ended up and why;
•“Grant analysis” looking at the outcomes of key funding rounds in Africa;
•“My first grant” interviews with African academics telling the story of how they started out;
•“Q&As” with senior funding managers regarding best practice and changes in funding priorities.
• Research Africa also highlights selected funding opportunities and innovative funding schemes in the news, as well as research related jobs and conferences/events that are relevant to African and global readers
For more information please view the brochure.