RIE has created a Research and Innovation Blog at https://uonresearch.org/blog/ . We are calling for insightful articles with a current focus on the COVID-19 Pandemic. This could also include recasting the key ideas in academic articles on COVID19 that are fast coming and presenting them at the level of the general reader. COVID19 pandemic is not just a health problem. Its impacts will be felt in all aspects of our lives including the economy, food security, education, etc. Articles can be sent to madaragot@uonbi.ac.ke copied to dvcrie@uonbi.ac.ke. All images can be embedded in the document, but should also be sent as separate attachments - NOTE THAT BLOG CONTRIBUTIONS ARE FROM FACULTY ONLY

Blogs added this week:

  1. COVID-19 Pandemic and International Students Abroad
  2. Impact of COVID-19 on Travel and Tourism Industry in Kenya
  3. COVID-19 and Herbal Medicine


Preparations are in full swing for the 3rd Annual Research Week 2020, featuring 13 conferences covering nearly all disciplines in the University. Visit, https://uonresearch.org/researchweek2020 for more details.  Follow us on twitter @RPEUoN for regular updates.


The following new funding opportunities have been added to the Grants and Opportunities Portal.  Please contact our office if you need any assistance in 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. Research Infrastructure Grants

3. Awards and Prizes

4. Fellowships and Scholarships

5. Consultancies

6. Student and Staff Mobility

7. Sponsored Training

8. Travel Grants

 1. Research and Innovation Grants

Research/Innovation Grants - "Creativity is Life" Creative Support  Grants

Company: Africalia

Research/Innovation Grants - Antimicrobial Stewardship in Africa and the Middle East

Company: International Society for Infectious Diseases

Research/Innovation Grants - Moses Mapesa Research Grant on Natural and Cultural Heritage

Company: African World Heritage Fund

Research/Innovation Grants - COVID-19 Student Action Fund

Company: Clinton Foundation

Research/Innovation Grants - Post-Graduate Student Internship

Company: Moi University

2. Research Infrastructure

 None added in the past week, but review those available on the portal.

3. Awards and Prizes

None added in the past week, but review those available on the portal.

4. Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships/Scholarships - Mobility for Innovative Renewable Energy Technologies

Company: Moi University

5. Consultancies

Consultancies - Feasibility Study on Energy from Waste Component at Dandora Dumpsite

Company: Nairobi City County

Consultancies - National Construction Authority Preparation of Strategic Plan (2020-2025)

Company: National Construction Authority

Consultancies - Consultancy for Development of Environmental Index and Environmental Crime Index 2020

Company: National Environment Management Authority

6. Global Development Awards

None added in the past week, but review those available on the portal.

7. Student and Staff Mobility

None added in the past week, but review those available on the portal.

8. Sponsored Training

None added in the past week, but review those available on the portal.

9. Travel Grants

 None added in the past week, but review those available on the portal.


In the middle of 2019, the Office of DVC Research, Innovation and Enterprise mooted publishing the Kenya Policy Briefs as a strategic vehicle to bridge the gap between research output from academia and Kenyan policymakers.  Although three months late, the electronic submission, review, and dissemination platform is now fully operational and online, and the first issue, Volume 1, Issue  1, January 2020, has now been published. https://uonresearch.org/journal/

We initially planned to publish twice a year (January and June). To facilitate timely dissemination of research results, we have enhanced the publication schedule to three times a year (January, May and September).   The May issue is already under preparation and shall be published in  the  coming weeks. We therefore invite you to submit manuscripts for the September issue through the online system. The January 2021 Issue (Volume 2, Issue 1) shall be dedicated to research-based policy briefs on the COVID-19 pandemic that has, in many ways, permanently changed how we work and go about our daily lives.