Support to Researchers

This will be awarded for problem-solving research that can address problems relevant to the needs of Uganda in the ICT sector or in other sectors through ICT.

Eligibility
Funding will be limited to Ugandan citizens that are professionally qualified with recognized merit and scientific track record in research with show of great promise.

Criteria
Applications shall be reviewed the following criteria:

  • Originality: demonstration of creativity, critical, independent thinking and advanced scholarship in exploring a challenging idea or potentially transformative concepts;
  • Potential for impact: potential to address an important problem or a critical barrier to progress in the ICT sector or industry; importance of contribution to, and use by, end-users; potential gain relative to (any) perceived risk
  • Feasibility: clarity and realistic goals, timeframe, work plan; appropriateness of, and justification for, the budget.
  • Capacity: applicant possesses strong qualifications and/or knowledge; demonstrates ability to carry out the project successfully; has access to necessary resources outside of the grant request.

Terms of Funding
The grant shall cover costs for research, including field studies and related expenses.
The maximum funding to an applicant in this stream shall be capped initially at USD 10,000.