National Strategic Calls on Covid-19, Cancer, Desert Locusts Invasion Shortlisted Proposals And Concept Notes

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The National Research Fund (NRF) published national strategic calls for proposals and concept notes in April 2020 in response to crisis brought about by COVID-19, Cancer incidences and Desert Locusts Invasion’ challenges in Kenya. These calls focused on identified priorities and was responded to by Government institutions, Institutions of Higher Learning (private and public) and private non-profit and profit organizations.

The response by the closure date on 28th May 2020 was as follows:

  • COVID-19: 350
  • Cancer: 134
  • Desert Locusts Invasion: 83

The proposals and concept notes were subjected to a rigorous peer review process and further evaluated by subject experts. The following list of shortlisted proposals and concept notes has been approved by the Board of Trustees of the NRF. Further communication shall be made to those shortlisted.

We take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the researchers who participated in the Calls and congratulate the various teams that have been shortlisted.

a) COVID-19 Challenge Strategic Call

b) Cancer Incidences Strategic Call

c) Locust Invasion Strategic Call

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