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WITS Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

We are inviting students from Afretec institutions to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDIP) in Innovation and Entrepreneurship launches in 2024. This is a one-year full-time course designed to enable researchers and aspirant entrepreneurs to fast-track ideas to market by teaching you how to plan, build, protect, and monetise innovation. 

We are inviting students from Afretec institutions to apply as WITS has budgeted four scholarships in their Entrepreneurship pillar activities. For more information on the application, please check the attached flyer.


Benita GwanezaAdministrative Support CoordinatorAfretec Network
Phone: +250789553081

Carnegie Mellon University- Afri

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CALL FOR APPLICANTS: The Role of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and Virtual Exchanges in promoting Internationalization at Home in Higher Academic Institutions in Kenya

The University of Nairobi, Maseno University and Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in collaboration with experts from Leibniz University Hannover (Germany) and Kibabii University  are jointly sending a call for applicants to a training course on “The Role of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and Virtual Exchanges in promoting Internationalization at Home in Higher Academic Institutions in Kenya”. This intensive training course is part of the National Multiplication Trainings (NMT) of the DIES programme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies) coordinated by DAAD. NMT is one of the training courses under the DIES programs with the aim to strengthen DIES alumni in their role as multipliers in the field of higher education management and to promote the sustainability of DIES training. It is jointly initiated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors Conference (HRK) with partial funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development Cooperation (BMZ).

This workshop will provide an in-depth application of COIL illustrating how virtual exchange can enable geographically distant students and staff to team up and develop core competencies and skills required for internationalization. The workshop will also offer an opportunity to explore the possibilities of combining the lessons learned in online education and international collaborations and linkages. The training workshop will be in four phases as shown below

1. On boarding workshop- January 2024 ( virtual)

2. Physical workshop1- Organized by the UoN ( 13-16th February 2024)

3. Virtual Training phase-  ( February - June 2024)

4. Physical workshop 2- ( Organized by Maseno University 11-14th June  2024)

For more information, kindly get in touch with Dr Ezekiel Mecha  (0708409802, email:

Also peruse the attached poster for more information


The New Kenya Developed Food Security Simulator: A Practical Demonstration and Announcement of a Blog Competition

You are invited to participate in an online training session on the Food Security Simulator, organized by the Department of Economics and Development Studies, University of Nairobi (UON), Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). During this training, there will also be an announcement about a blog writing competition. The event will take place virtually on 19th July 2023, at 3.00 pm Nairobi Time. We encourage you to visit the Event page for further details and to register your interest using the provided link. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. 

 The Food Security Simulator (FSS) has been developed by KIPPRA, KNBS, and IFPRI under the CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies and launched during KIPPRA’s Annual Regional Conference in June 2023. It is an innovative and easy-to-use, MS-Excel-based tool for assessing the potential short-term impacts of food price or household income shocks on food security and people’s diets. The Simulator is an ideal tool for a quick forward-looking evaluation of direct, household-level outcomes of economic crises and policy responses in a timely manner.

ERASMUS+ Call for applications for staff and student mobility Scholarships

Since 2015 Alliance 4 Universities of which the UoN is part of, has been taking part in Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility programme (Action KA171). Through this initiative, students and staff from non-European partner universities have the opportunity to engage in exchanges for studies, research, teaching, or training at A4U universities. Similarly, students and staff from A4U universities can partake in enriching exchanges to non-European countries.

The purpose of this email is to bring to your attention that the open calls for applications are now available, and you can apply for them using this link

These calls outline the eligibility criteria and conditions for participating in the mobility scheme. Additionally, you will find the applicants' guide, which provides step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application process.

Second Cohort for the AFAS scholarship program on Nature Based Solutions regarding Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity Conservation in African Savannas. Application deadline: 30TH April 2023 (11:59 PM UTC) Applications for the AFAS Master’s program should be done electronically either at University of Nairobi or Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (but not both).  
The African Climate and Environment Center – Future African Savannas (AFAS) part of the Global Centers for Climate and Environment program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). AFAS is hosted conjointly at the University of Nairobi (UoN) with its Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA) in Nairobi, Kenya and the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB) with its African Centre of Excellence on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (CEA-CCBAD) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. AFAS aims to address climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation in West and East Africa’s savannas. AFAS complements the already existing expertise in the regions with a new and innovative component on the science-policy-practice interfaces to co-produce capacity development and research outputs that are relevant to policy and practice and implementable for the public and private sectors. AFAS will establish synergistic South-South and South-North partnerships, building upon the long-standing collaboration of UFHB and UoN with the Universities of Bonn (UoB) and Cologne (UoC) in Germany. For this master’s program, AFAS through UoN and UFHB are inviting applications for a total of 20 fully funded fellowships for the second cohort starting in September 2023. Selected students will participate in specially curated master’s courses within the core focus of AFAS. The topic of the Masters thesis will be also related to the AFAS research scope on Climate, Ecosystem Services and NbS in African Savannas. The Masters thesis and all AFAS-related coursework will be conducted in English language.
This is to  inform you about the Korean Foundation 2023 scholarship for graduate school and fellowship for post-doctoral research programmes. The Korean Foundation has numerous programs and activities including support for Korean studies and language acquisition, strengthening people-to-people interactions and promoting cultural exchanges. 
The application and   submission period is from March 15 to April 25, 2023.
The other details are included below.
Please refer to the image below containing the QR of the application site or the attached PDF file containing the link to the application site.
If you need more information, please feel free to contact:
Professor Yuhjin Park of Korean Studies Office in Education Building, ED 203 or through telephone numbers- +254 111 549 205/ +254 20 318262 
Instiglio is hiring - Strategic Communications & Fundraising Senior Associate

Instiglio is hiring a Strategic Communications & Fundraising Senior Associate.They are searching for a candidate who possesses a genuine passion for social impact and aspires to join their mission to catalyze social impact in international development consulting. Instiglio is a non-profit consulting firm - with offices in Colombia, Kenya, Morocco and the USA - whose goal is to ensure that every dollar invested in solutions to poverty has the greatest possible impact. To do so, since their founding in 2012, they have pioneered novel outputs-based approaches to development through over 100 projects with diverse government partners in all major social sectors (health, education, employment, etc). The Strategic Communications & Fundraising Senior Associate will be part of a team leading communications and thought leadership strategies, and also share impact stories and insights to strengthen relationships with new and existing audiences. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the Senior Leadership and client-facing teams to drive growth through developing the brand, leading fundraising efforts and enhancing external positioning. To apply and find out more on the position see the job post.

Funding News & Opportunities No. 5 of 2023

The following new funding opportunities have been added to the funding Opportunities Portal.  Please contact our office if you need any assistance in the preparation of your proposals.  Also, note that some of the opportunities have very tight deadlines.

 Opportunities are available for:

1.      Research and Innovation Grants

2.      Awards

3.      Fellowships and Scholarships


 Thematic Area: Multi-Disciplinary

 Title: Kenya-France Pamoja PHC 5th Call for Applications (2023/2024)

Funder: Kenya-France Pamoja PHC


Deadline: June 1, 2023


Title: FY2023 Development Innovation Ventures Annual Program Statement (APS)

Funder: USAID


Deadline: October 31, 2023

Title: The Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research

Funder: Einstein Foundation


Deadline: April 30, 2023 

 Title: International Bioethics Research Training Program (D43 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funder:  National Institute of Health


Letter of Intent Deadline: 30 Days before the application deadline

Deadline: June 06, 2023

Title: Seed Grant: Exploring the Etiology, prevention, and Treatment of gambling disorder

Funder: International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG)


Deadline: May 1, 2023

 Title: SDG Impact Finance Initiative Design Funding Windo

Funder: Convergence


Deadline: May 1, 2023


Title: ARDF Annual Open Grant Program

Funder: Alternatives Research & Development Foundation (ARDF)


Deadline: April 17, 2023

Title: Request for Applications on Research on Pre-Commitment as a Prevention Measure to Reduce Gambling-Related Harms

Funder: International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG)


Deadline: May 15, 2023

 Title: ICGEB Research Grants

Funder: International Center for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB)


Deadline: April 30, 2023

 Title: Grants to support innovation pilots in developing country contexts

Funder: US Agency for International Development


Dateline: Rolling

 Title: Climate Impacts Awards: Unlocking urgent climate action by Making the health effects of climate change visible

Funder: Wellcome


Deadline: April 13, 2023

 Title: Higher Education and the SDGs Challenge Grants

Funder: Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)


Deadline: May 2, 2023


Thematic Area: Education

 Title: Research Grants on Education: Large

Funder: Spencer Foundation


Deadline: Intent to Apply: April 27, 2023 (12:00 noon Central time)

Full Proposal Deadline May 24, 2023 (12:00 noon Central time)

 Title: Racial Equity Research Grants

Funder: Spencer Foundation


Deadline: Intent to Apply Form DeadlineMay 16, 2023 (12:00 noon CDT)

Full Proposal DeadlineJune 14, 2023 (12:00 noon CDT)


Title: The Small Research Grants Program

Funder: Spencer Foundation


Deadline: August 1, 2023


Thematic Area: Health

Title: Generating Evidence for Decision-making on the Use of the oral cholera vaccine

Funder: Wellcome


Deadline: Tell us where your research will be based – by email – April 21, 2023

Application Deadline June 6, 2023


Title: Grand Opportunity in Medications Development for Substance-Use Disorders (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funder: National Institute of Health


Deadline: Rolling basis up to September 1, 2025

 Title: NIDCR Small Research Grants for Oral Health Data Analysis and Statistical Methodology Development (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funder: National Institute of Health


Deadline: June 16, 2023

 Title: Mental Health Award: Finding the right treatment, for the right people, at the right time for Anxiety and Depression

Funder: Wellcome


Deadline: June 7, 2023

 Thematic Area: Arts & Social Sciences

Title: Justice, Rights, and Security Annual Program Statement

Funder: USAID


Deadline: May 11, 2024


Title: Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Research

Funder: USAID


Deadline: December 31, 2029

 Thematic Area: Engineering, Physical Sciences

Title: GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation 2.0

Funder: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office


Deadline: May 16, 2023

 2.    AWARDS

 Title: 2023 UN SDG Action Awards Programme

Funder: UN SDG Action Campaign


Deadline: April 30, 2023

 Title: Silk Roads Youth Research Grant

Funder: UNESCO


Deadline: May 31, 2023

 Title: Konrad Adenauer Visiting Scholar on Transatlantic Relations for Fall 2023

Funder: Konrad Adenauer  stiftung


Deadline: April 14, 2023



Title: Global Africa Translation Fellowship

Funder: The African Institute


Deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2023

 Title: Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship

Funder: USAID


Deadline: April 12, 2023

 Please contact our office if you need any assistance in the preparation of your proposals.

Simon Bett

Grant Proposal Writing Training: Call for Registration

The Office of the Associate Vice-Chancellor, RIE has organized a Grant Proposal Writing training scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2023. The training targets Academic Staff who have not been trained in Grant Proposal writing before. This is therefore to request interested staff members to register for the training using the link below. Few slots are available and participants will be selected on a first-come basis.

Register here

Attend the launch of the Centre for Educational Research and Evaluation (CERE) Attend the launch of the Centre for Educational Research and Evaluation (CERE)

You are invited to the launch of CERE- Fri, Feb 10, 2023 in Taifa Hall at 8:00 am. 

The University of Nairobi in partnership with University of Helsinki, Turku University and Strathmore University will host the Centre for Educational Research and Evaluation (CERE) through its REFORD project. REFORD Project refers to Research-Based and Future-Oriented Curriculum Review and Development for Teacher Education at the University of Nairobi and Strathmore University so that students will acquire skills needed in 21st century life and the labor market. The curriculum will align with Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) launched in 2017 in Kenya for basic education. The current focus is on rolling out CBC in higher education institutions and teacher education. The research conducted under the project will specifically strengthen the designing of curriculum, improve the quality of delivery of teacher preparation programmes and thus, strengthen the preparedness of the universities to implement the CBC.

The Launch will be held in Taifa Hall on Friday, Feb 10, 2023 from 8:00 am- 5:00pm. The Chief Guest will be the CS for Education, Hon. Ezekiel Machogu.