APPLY: TETFUND National Research Fund (NRF) Grant 2021/22

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) is pleased to announce to researchers in Nigeria the opening of the TETFUND National Research Fund Grant application for the 2021/22 grant cycle.

Interested researchers are encouraged to send in their Concept Notes in the areas of Humanities & Social Sciences, Science, Engineering, Technology & Innovation and Cross-Cutting. The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the sum of N8.5 billion for the current 2021 Grant Cycle.

Thematic Areas for the TETFUND National Research Fund Grant

Category 1Humanities and Social Sciences
Thematic Area1National Integration, Conflict, Defense and Security1
Thematic Area 2Education and Human Capital2
Thematic Area 3Economic Development and Globalization3
Thematic Area 4History, Culture and Identities4
Thematic Area 5Languages, Literatures and Media5
Thematic Area 6Social Development and Welfare6
Thematic Area 7Population and Migration7
Thematic Area 8Governance, Politics, Law and Ethics8
Thematic Area 9Tourism, Sports and Recreation9
Thematic Area 10Gender, Equity and Social Inclusion10
Thematic Area 11Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology and Business Interface11
Category 2Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation
Thematic Area 12Agriculture and Food Security12
Thematic Area 13Health and Social Welfare13
Thematic Area 14Transport14
Thematic Area 15Power and Energy      15
Thematic Area 16IT, Computing & Telecommunications16
Thematic Area 17Space Science and Technology17
Thematic Area 18Geosciences18
Thematic Area 19             Science and Engineering                                                   19
Thematic Area 20Water & Sanitation20
Thematic Area 21Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure21
Thematic Area 22Sustainable use of Natural Resources and Terrestrial Ecosystems22
Category 3                     Cross-Cutting                                           
Thematic Area 23Entrepreneurship & Wealth Creation23
Thematic Area 24Environment, Housing & Urban and Regional             Development24
Thematic Area 25Resource Governance25
Thematic Area 26Science, Technology and Innovation System23
Thematic Area 27Blue Economy24
Thematic Area 28Clean and Affordable Energy25

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the TETFUND National Research Fund Grant 2021, applicants must:

  • Be lecturers in any public Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria.
  • Eligible research must be multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects, comprising Researchers from various disciplines.
  • The Principal Investigator (PI), who must preferably be at least a Senior Lecturer in a University, Chief Lecturer in a Polytechnic or College of Education, will lead the Research Team and be personally responsible and held accountable for the conduct of the research.
  • Additionally, the PI must be institution based, with the PI’s institution regarded as the Coordinating Institution.
  • Additional members of the team can be drawn from Researchers in Private Tertiary Institutions, Research Institutes, Centres of Excellence and the Industry.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested and eligible applicants for the TETFUND National Research Fund Grant are to complete all their application on the online platform. The Principal Investigator is expected to visit the online platform where he/she will be closely guided on the preparation and final submission of the Concept Note.

Application Deadline: December 28, 2021

Visit the Official Website for Further Details