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About the Directorate

The Technical University of Kenya aims to facilitate education training and research in science, engineering and technology and create an enabling environment for research innovations which are relevant to national socio-economic development.

The Universities research agenda is intended to build capabilities and competencies which will contribute and support the interface of Science, Engineering & Technology and Sustainable development. The TU-K has established a platform for research integration into academia which is geared towards developing innovative solutions in science, engineering, technology, entrepreneurship, industry, and, in policy and decision-making.

The development of applied research at TU-K is guided by the national priorities in research and development and the principles articulated in the Kenya Sector Plan for Science and Technology.  The TU-K encourages both basic research and applied research and promotes University and industry collaborations which will result in outcomes that benefit mankind.

Meeting with German Collaborators on 4th December, 2023

In attendance were Prof. Isaac Orina (DVC-Research & Technology Development, TUK), Prof. A. O. Aluoch (Director, Research & Knowledge Exchange, TUK), Prof. Luke O. Olang (Department of Bio systems and Environmental Engineering), Prof. Dr. Britta Klagge (Future Rural Africa), Kleauns (Anthropologist), Elias Ako (Department of Energy, Gas & Petroleum, Kenyatta University) and Dr. Collins O. Handa (Department of Ecology & Conservation Biology, TUK)

Participants at the 4th Technical University of Kenya International Conference held at the Sarova Panafric  Hotel on 21st– 23rd February 2018. The conference thematic area was  Technology and Innovation for Societal Transformation. More than 100 participants drawn from local regional and international academic and research institutions attended the 3 day event >> Read More

TU-K Research Proposal Writing Workshop
Participants with facilitators during proposal writing workshop at Methodist Guest House, Nairobi on 22nd– 23rd June 2017  

Call for Articles/Publications

Research Funding Opportunities

Research Professional Africa Funding Database

National Research Fund

Predatory Journals

List of Predatory Journals

Research Grants Report Checklist


TUK Progress Report Form

Progress Report Form

Grants for international research collaborations – British Council

Invitation for applications from UK institutions for research proposals, offering grants of up to £100,000 (£125,000 full economic costs), to collaborate with international partners through the Department of Science, Innovation, and Technology’s International Science Partnerships Fund (ISPF).

Deadline for applications: 12 March 2024, 12 noon UK time See more at: https://opportunities-insight.britishcouncil.org/news/opportunities/grants-international-research-collaborations#:~:text=We%20invite%20applications%20from%20UK,Science%20Partnerships%20Fund%20(ISPF)

Pre-Announcement; IDRC Upcoming Funding Opportunity on Climate change and Health 19 February 2024

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is providing preliminary information on this funding opportunity to allow applicants time to prepare their applications. The fundingopportunity will be launched on February 19, 2024. Through the anticipated call, up to five institutions will be funded to establish regional hubs in the Global South. These hubs will initiate and manage research sub-grants in West and Central Africa, East and Southern Africa, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa.

See more at: https://research.tukenya.ac.ke/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Pre-Announcement-IDRC-Upcoming-Funding-Opportunity-on-Climate-change-and-Health-19-February-2024.pdf

NSF Funded STEM Ed. Research Training Opportunity, July 22-25th Madison, WI

This is an NSF-funded opportunity for researchers to learn and train in quantitative ethnography at the Quantitative Ethnography (QE) Fellows Institute. The institute brings together researchers for a subsidized, week-long training in Madison, Wisconsin, followed by several online sessions with internationally recognized experts in teaching and conducting QE research.

Interested applicants must be available during July 22-25th for the training in Madison, WI. 
Deadline: 01st January, 2024 for the 2024-2025 cohort.
Please use the link below to become a fellow: 


Kenya and France have for a long time had scientific cooperation, formalized in 2009 through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Education and the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, represented by the Embassy of France in Kenya.

Kenya and France wish to strengthen the co-operation activities in Higher Education, Science, and Technology as expressed in the bilateral scientific cooperation agreement signed on 5th May 2015 known as “PAMOJA PHC” (Hubert Curien Partnership). The agreement was renewed on the 6th of October 2021 to cover the 2021-2026 period.

See more >> https://www.kenya.campusfrance.org/kenya-france-pamoja-phc-5th-call-for-applications

TU-K Research News

Research Opportunities

International Climate Protection Fellowship

Fellowship for prospective leaders and postdocs

Click link: https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/apply/sponsorship-programmes/international-climate-protection-fellowship

SCOR Visiting Scholars Program

Click link: https://scor-int.org/work/capacity/visiting-scholars/

HIAS calls for applications for individual research fellowships (3-10 months) for the academic year 2025/26.

Deadline: 15th April, 2024

Click link: https://hias-hamburg.de/en/fellowship/application/

Four-year PhD Studentships in Science

This scheme offers graduates outstanding training in scientific research.

Click link: https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/four-year-phd-programmes-studentships-basic-scientists

Citations in Top Google Scholar profiles (Click to view)