The Government of the Republic of Uganda has committed a special Research and Innovation Fund (RIF) to Makerere University to the tune of 30Billion Uganda Shillings per year to support the implementation of high impact Research and Innovations that contribute substantially to accelerating national development. In line with this, Makerere University anticipates to receive more funding in the next financial year (2021/2022).

This communication serves to launch the call for proposals for the RIF Round 3, Track 1: New Research & Innovation Agenda-based Grants. The Round 3, Track 1 Grants will specifically target research and innovation ideas that align with priority thematic issues in the RIF’s instructive Research Agenda that arose from the Grants Management Committee’s consultation of stakeholders from all key sectors in Uganda’s economy.

The call officially opens at midday, Thursday 1st April, 2021 and will run until 11.59pm, Sunday 2nd May, 2021. The grant guidelines and application form are available at the RIF Portal: Please refer to the detailed grant guidelines for the timeline of key activities related to this grant call, which includes various researcher support activities. Questions and clarifications can be sent to the RIF Secretariat through the email:

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