Call for grant writing research proposals

The Inter-University Council for East Africa is an institution of the East African Community responsible for higher education in the region. The council’s focus is mainly networking of universities, Research and Quality Assurance. In this regard, the council is seeking to help build the research capacity of universities in the region by equipping researchers with grant writing skills.

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, nongovernmental organization that carries out policy-relevant research on population, health, education, and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. APHRC is committed to strengthening professional and institutional research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) through targeted scientific and methodological seminars, research traineeships and internships, post-doctoral and sabbatical fellowships, scholar exchanges,and supporting doctoral training programs at African universities.

Submissions are invited for research proposals with the potential for development into grant proposals.Successful applicants will be invited for a grant writing workshop where they will be expected to complete the proposals and submit them for funding. Grant writing specialists will be contracted to facilitate the workshop.

The proposal should fulfill the following criteria:

  1. It must seek to solve an EAC regional problem facing more than one Partner State;
  2. It can be in any of the following cluster areas: STEM, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Creative Arts;
  3. It must have principal researchers from at least two Partner States;
  4. Where only two principal researchers are involved, they must be from IUCEA member universities.Researchers from outside the academy may be invited where that number is exceeded;
  5. The research can be completed in one year or less.

The proposal should be submitted in PDF and should contain the following elements:

  1. Project title
  2. Problem statement
  3. Scope of the project
  4. Research methodology
  5. Rationale/significance of the project
  6. A list of possible sources of funding

The following documents should be attached to the proposal:

  1. CVs of the principal researchers
  2. Documents showing the nationality of the principle researchers


  • The submissions should be online to IUCEA via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; not later than the 31st January 2020
  • Winning proposals will be notified by 28th February 2020
  • The grant writing workshop will take place towards in April 2020

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