KENET Travel Grants

KENET Awards up to 15 travel grants per financial year to faculty and graduate students in Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) areas. Since 2014, KENET has awarded over 47 travel grants to member institutions. In the financial year 2016/2017, we awarded 12 travel grants. Seven (7) faculty members, five (5) graduate students from seven (7) member institutions benefited from the grants. As of September 2017, we had awarded 14 travel grants.

Only conferences whose proceedings are indexed in Elsevier's Scopus or Web of Science databases are eligible (these are the databases used in Webometrics or Times Higher Education University rankings).


“I am very grateful to Kenya Education Network (KENET) for the travel grant awarded to me to travel to Cape Town, South Africa to present my research paper tilted, “MPPT of a Standalone Wind Energy Conversion System using Magnetostrictive Amorphous Wire Speed Sensor and Fuzzy Logic” at the IEEE AFRICON conference… Presenting my research paper at the conference was very motivating, inspiring and eye opening to me… I was able to benchmark my research against related research work presented at the conference.”

Eng. Julius G. Ndirangu, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology


Most of the travel grants are in the areas of electrical engineering and computer science. This suggests that there is an increased number of publications and awareness among member institutions. The grants are awarded on a first come first served basis. Applications are open and can be made online on (

Some of the grantees with the Executive Director, Meoli Kashords (3rd left)