Call for Proposals for Research and Innovation Grants in Engineering 2023/2024

  • Posted on: 25 May 2023
  • By: KENET

Research and Innovation are important pillars in the development of any society. For Kenya to industrialise and improve the wellbeing of her people, increasing investment in research and development within Engineering is a must. This call seeks to fund research in engineering with great potential for impact in Kenya.

Building on the 2022 call, we seek to fund projects that will support or lead to the establishment of vibrant multidisciplinary research groups in engineering disciplines including but not limited to Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering as applied to three focus areas described in the next section.

Research and Innovation Grant: Areas of Focus

The areas of focus for this round of research and innovation grants:

  1. Engineering Solutions in Health  (ESH) 
  2. Engineering Solutions in Climate Change Mitigation (ESCC)
  3. Cross Cutting Applications in Engineering  (CCAE)


Applicants must

  1. Have a PhD in one of the engineering disciplines awarded within the last 10 years.
  2. Not have received prior research support from KENET
  3. Have an existing research team or show proof of the ability to establish a research team at their university. This team must include full-time postgraduate students.
  4. Be based at an accredited engineering program at a Kenyan university with active postgraduate programs.
  5. Show a track record of postgraduate student supervision.
  6. Have published work in peer reviewed journals and conferences indexed in Scopus or Web of Science in the past 12 months.
  7. Obtain written approval from the Head of Department and Dean/Director of respective school of engineering.

Proposal submission

Proposals with all supporting documentation should be sent via email to on or before 14th July, 2023 5.00 PM East African time

Enquiries and applicant support

All enquiries and requests for further information related to this call should be addressed to