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The National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) is pleased to announce a call for proposals under the “Excellent Research Grant” in line with fostering Research Excellence in Rwanda.
The targeted research proposals are those from Academic and Research Institutions, which have been externally evaluated.

Academic and Research Institutions are requested to submit their research proposals with corresponding reviewers’ reports to NCST from 21st March to 19th April, 2019.

Call Summary:

Focus: Fundamental or Applied Research
Areas: ICT, agriculture, Health, Energy, Mining and Natural resources, Manufacturing, and Climate change
Grant Category:  Research and Development
Eligible applicants: Scientists and researchers from local public or private research institutions and Higher Learning Institutions
Targeted Research proposals: Externally reviewed proposals
Grant period: Up to 24 months (2 years)
Grant amount per project: Maximum 50,000,000 Rwf (Fifty million Rwandan Francs)
Payment modality: Payment are made through researcher’s host Institutions
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: Friday 3rd May 2019
Publication of award for successful proposals: 7th June 2019
Call status Closed

Additional Documents

Final Letter to research institution - NCST Excellent Research Grant
Final Concept Paper -NCST Excellent Research Grant
Final call - NCST Excellent Research Grant
Extension of the Call - NCST Excellent Research Grant NEW


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