This scheme seeks to accelerate research in areas of specific interest to UCC while leveraging the knowledge, facilities and/or skills of academia. In this respect, UCC will collaborate with academia to undertake particular projects of interest.
Participation shall be open to both academic staff and graduate students. The principal investigator must however be an academic staff with a continuing appointment in a university in Uganda.
Interested persons shall be required to submit an application to UCC in response to a call. Applications shall then be evaluated competitively based for research excellence and innovation taking into consideration the following:
Terms of Funding
The maximum funding to an applicant in this stream shall be capped at USD 15,000. However, supplementary non-financial facilitation such as in kind contributions for other requirements associated with the research project shall be considered.
The funding under this scheme shall cover only research expenses that are directly associated with the research project. Fees, salaries and other such remuneration will not be eligible for consideration.