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Science Granting Council

National Research Fund (Kenya)

To mobilize resources for research, capacity development, dissemination of findings and maintenance of inventory for the advancement of Science Technology and Innovation for Sustainable National Development


Information on projects funded by SGCI coming soon!

Information on projects funded by SGCI coming soon!

The NRF hosts a Learning Visit of the Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa

The National Research Foundation (NRF) is hosting its sister agencies from Botswana, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Cote D’Ivoire and Tanzania for a learning visit during 13 – 14 February 2023. The visit provides the opportunity to cross-share experiences to design and monitor research programmes and how these fit within broader monitoring, evaluation…

Innovation for Development: SGCI-funded Projects in Africa

The inaugural Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) academic symposium took place on 6 December as part of the ongoing African Science Granting Councils and Partner Meetings in Cape Town. The SGCI has facilitated the funding of over 70 research projects across all scientific fields. Working together with the 17 science granting councils…

EAC Researchers Developing Food Systems Through Mass-Rearing of Locusts

Rwandan agricultural researchers are striving to join forces with their counterparts from the East African Community (EAC) within a win-win framework during the second phase of Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI2) implementation. Through this partnership, scientists from Rwanda and Kenya have been working together in strengthening research cooperation in mass-rearing of locusts used for livestock…

Africa’s science-granting councils are failing women

Equality-promoting funding policies “still in their infancy”, review finds Many national bodies disbursing African research funding grants are failing to address gender imbalances in their support, a review paper has found. The paper, published in April in the journal Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, assessed gender policies and practices across 15 African science-granting councils.…

SGCI and GRC hold the 2021 Annual Meeting of African Science Granting Councils

The SGCI and the Global Research Council (GRC) virtually convened the 2021 Annual Meetings of African Science Granting Councils on 16 – 18 November 2021. The SGCI Annual Forum and Masterclass on the theme Public Engagement in Research and Innovation brought together 172 participants from 30 countries representing a broad range of stakeholders including representatives from…