The University of Eldoret 2nd Annual Research Grant

In the steps of the University’s’ motto “flame of knowledge and innovation” together with one of University of Eldoret Strategic Plan 2014-2019 objective ”to position the University as a premier research and innovation center”, the Directorate of Research and Innovation through the offices of The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (ASA) and the Vice-Chancellor facilitated the disbursement of the second Annual Research Grants for the 2016/2017 financial year.

  1. The Call for proposals was put out on May 2nd, 2017 using the University website, posters and the UoE Don’s Whatsapp Forum.
  2. Twenty two proposals were received at the Directorate.
  3. The first review of the proposals was conducted for 3 days (June 5th – 7th, 2017) by members of the review team that were selected from various schools and with expertise in the thematic areas in which proposals had been submitted.
  4. The second review process took place on June 12th, 2017 by a team of impartial reviewers.
  5. In the 2nd phase review, comments from 1st review process were taken in to consideration and lSO evaluated on the basis of their originality, contribution of new knowledge, attending to a societal need and inter-disciplinarily.
  6. After analysis, 9 proposals were selected for funding as follows:
    • Junior proposals - 3
    • Senior proposals - 5
    • Management proposals - 1
  7. The Directorate of Research Board of Management at their meeting to look at the whole review process was satisfied that due diligence was done and recommended for funding the selected proposals.
  8. A report on the review process was submitted to the VC and the recommended proposals were approved for funding
  1. A 3-day inception workshop for the successful project teams was held on July 13th & 104th, 2017. Aim of meeting was to refine proposals i.e. research problem, objectives, methodologies and expected outcomes. Eash project teams was to develop detailed budgeted work plans.
  2. After the inception meeting, project teams are expected to submit a revised proposal, ToC, and budgeted implementation/work plan to the Directorate as soon as possible.
  3. Research work is to commence immediately as the project period is only 1 year i.e. till June 30th, 2018. There will be no consideration for project extensions unless it is shown beyond reasonable doubt that it is necessary.
  4. Each project is expected to submit quarterly reports (both financial and technical) to the Directorate i.e. September 30th, December 31st, March 31st and June 30th the project final report is expected.
  5. In January 2018, there will be a mid-year review meeting to evaluate each project’s performance. If nothing is forthcoming the sponsor will be compelled to terminate the project.
Ref. No PI Title Thematic area
Junior Proposals
007 Lynn Kipkosgei Potential of parasitic weed, Cuscuta spp in controlling invasion of Water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes) in fresh water Lakes in Kenya Environmental Science
016 Fanuel Leting Survey of white grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabidae) in Moiben Sub County, Uasin-Gishu county Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Security
021 Faith Maina Enhancing production and consumption of vine spinach (Basella alba L. and rubra L.) through quality seed production and thermal and post-harvest leaf processing methods Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Security
Senior Proposals
002 Lizzy Mwamburi Effects of Soils Amended with Beauveria bassiana. and Trichoderma harzianum on the Tomato Pest (Tuta absoluta) Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Security
003 Victoria Anjichi Evaluating Eldo-Seedling MixR For Commercial Seedling Production of Horticultural Crops & Trees For Food Security, Afforestation And Income Generation Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Security
004 Benson Nyongesa Improving adaptation of Bambara groundnut in phosphorus deficient soils using microorganisms associated with Prosopis juliflora Basic Sciences
009 Dorcas Serem Students’ perception on the influence of the ideal media body image on their choice of clothing: the case of Kirinyaga University College Others (Apparel & Fashion Design)
017 Odipo Osano An Assessment of Biosand Filter Efficacy in Removal of Campylobacter jejuni and Helicobacter pylori Microbial Pathogens in Contaminated Water Water Management & Sanitation
Management Proposals
022 Ruth Otunga Circumcision Ceremonies and their Impact on Schooling of Public Primary School Pupils in Bungoma County, Kenya Education

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