2021/22 TETFUND National Research Fund (NRF) Grant Cycle: Call for Concept Notes

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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.

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Thematic Areas for the TETFUND National Research Fund Grant

Category 1 Humanities and Social Sciences
Thematic Area1 National Integration, Conflict, Defense and Security 1
Thematic Area 2 Education and Human Capital 2
Thematic Area 3 Economic Development and Globalization 3
Thematic Area 4 History, Culture and Identities 4
Thematic Area 5 Languages, Literatures and Media 5
Thematic Area 6 Social Development and Welfare 6
Thematic Area 7 Population and Migration 7
Thematic Area 8 Governance, Politics, Law and Ethics 8
Thematic Area 9 Tourism, Sports and Recreation 9
Thematic Area 10 Gender, Equity and Social Inclusion 10
Thematic Area 11 Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology and Business Interface 11
Category 2
Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation
Thematic Area 12 Agriculture and Food Security 12
Thematic Area 13 Health and Social Welfare 13
Thematic Area 14 Transport 14
Thematic Area 15      
Power and Energy                                                     
Thematic Area 16 IT, Computing & Telecommunications 16
Thematic Area 17 Space Science and Technology 17
Thematic Area 18 Geosciences 18
Thematic Area 19             
Science and Engineering                                                   
Thematic Area 20 Water & Sanitation 20
Thematic Area 21 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 21
Thematic Area 22 Sustainable use of Natural Resources and Terrestrial Ecosystems 22
Category 3                     
Thematic Area 23 Entrepreneurship & Wealth Creation 23
Thematic Area 24 Environment, Housing & Urban and Regional             Development 24
Thematic Area 25 Resource Governance 25
Thematic Area 26 Science, Technology and Innovation System 23
Thematic Area 27 Blue Economy 24
Thematic Area 28 Clean and Affordable Energy 25
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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.

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.

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