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Welcome to NCST

Our core mission is to provide strategic advices and recommendations to the Government on all matters relating to policies, legislation and regulation in the fields of science, technology, research and innovation and monitor the implementation of such policies and legislation.We also serve as science and technology think-tank for the Government in the setting of priorities for national science and technology innovation, research and development agenda.

We hope that, through this online channel, you will be able to learn about our Institution, who we are, what we are doing, and, hopefully, at which extend we can serve you or work with you as our potential partner

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The Council

The law n° 40/2017 of 21/08/2017 establishing the National Council of Science and Technology (NCST) and determining its mission, organization and functioning state that NCST is composed of the following management organs: 

  1. the Council; 
  2. the Executive Secretariat;

The Council has the following responsibilties:

  1. to establish the guidelines of NCST;
  2. to provide advice that enables NCST to fulfil its mission;
  3. to determine the categories of activities to be given priority in the use of science and technology;

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Request for Applications

Special and Urgent Collaborative Research Grants to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

Funding Opportunity Announcements: Deadline 30th July 2020

The NCST is soliciting research proposals from investigators from public and private research institutions in Rwanda in collaboration with international renown experts in specific areas to address COVID-19 infection in Rwanda.

The research priority themes include:

  • Diagnostics and real-Time testing for COVID-19;

  • Society Resilience to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19;

  • Protective Equipment for Prevention and Management of COVID-19; and
  • Predicting and Monitoring the Impact COVID-19. 

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COVID-19 AFRICA RAPID GRANT FUND

Call for Applicants - Researchers; Science and Health Journalists and Communicators; and Science Advisers

The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa requires coordinated, responsive research as well as effective, evidence-based communication and science engagement.

The approximately USD4.75million COVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fund is a collaboration that aims to address research questions and support communities of science journalists and communicators on the African continent, in efforts to produce and disseminate coordinated science communication outputs that will allow readers access to factual information and analysis to inform their actions and challenge misinformation.
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RESEARCH AND INNOVATION GRANT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (RIGMS)

The National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) has mandate to manage the National Research and Innovation Fund (NRIF) and monitor all matters regarding research and innovation funding in Rwanda. In order to effectively achieve this particular mandate, and efficiently manage research grant funding, to enhance research data collection, Research and Innovation Grant Management System (RIGMS) has been developed.

The system is expected to assist in efficient and effective management of research and innovation grants supported by NRIF program, through provision of an online platform to the eligible researchers to apply for research grants as well as research permits.

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About NCST

Our core mission is to provide strategic advices and recommendations to the Government on all matters relating to policies, legislation and regulation in the fields of science, technology, research and innovation and monitor the implementation of such policies and legislation. It also mandated to mobilise the National Research and Innovation Fund to facilitate Researchers and Innovators

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National Council for Science and Technology (NCST)
13th Floor, Grand Pension Plaza
KN 2 Avenue, Nyarugenge - Kigali - Rwanda
P.O. Box 2285 Kigali
Phone: +250781030798

info@ncst.gov.rw

https://ncst.gov.rw