In order to promote Rwandan women scientists’ leadership and their effective participation in national research performance and productivity, leading to the development and uptake of technology driven innovation that address specific community needs for the well-being of Rwandan population, NCST is pleased to announce its first call for research proposals under the “Women in Science Research and Innovation Grant”. This grant scheme is designed to foster demand-led collaborative research projects that are proven to be technology-driven innovation projects.

The proposed research projects under this scheme should respond to national needs under the six priority areas: Sustainable energy, Food security and modern agriculture, Life and health sciences, Local production and value addition (Manufacturing), Digital services, products and lifestyles and resilient environment and natural resources.

This specific Request for Applicants (RFA) provides additional opportunities to women scientists to become leaders of their own grants, and specifically enabling women researchers to focus on technology development and innovations. It will also enable women researchers to compete for R&D funding leading to experimental research, which will in future support efforts to innovate, prototype, and create opportunities for women to become job creators, and entrepreneurs.

For more details about this RFA, click here

For application click here, Login/ create account to RIGMS, go to apply menu, choose Grant,