The Office of Research Services is ready to help you with your grant application and proposal development. Our goal is to provide support with grants and research projects therefore increase the faculty member’s research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Specifically, we;

  • Assist the faculty in identifying internal and external funding sources
  • provide information and workshops to the faculty on grant-related topics
  • provide support services for proposals development and submission
  • Receive and manage grants
  • Offer training on grants

Let us know of your upcoming proposal submission and any special considerations well in advance of your proposal deadline, so we can best leverage our resources and expertise to assist you. To keep up with upcoming funding opportunities, submitted and awarded grants as well as news from the Office of Research Services, visit

Key themes that represent our strategic strengths and reflect the diverse scholarly, research and creative activity that is taking place across the institution include:

  • Digital Revolution and Data Science; 
  • Sustainability, Climate Innovation and Clean Energy Technologies; 
  • Global Health; 
  • Business, Economics, and Management;
  • Legal and Social Science Research;
  • STEM and Development;
  • Family Science Research.

2018 At a glance

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2019 At a glance

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2020 At a glance

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Impacts of grants

Technology, Female founded businesses, and leadership Excellence. This was the aura that clouded the launch of Women in Tech Cohort 5. The collaborative effort between Standard Chartered Bank and IbizAfrica aims for more opportunities for women to develop entrepreneurial and leadership excellence by aligning with calls for more diversity in technology. The 5th Cohort Theme was centered on ‘ Advancing Trends in Women-owned businesses’.

Since its inception in 2017, the women in Tech program has attracted over 1,150 applications supporting 4 cohorts. Of the applicants, 41 businesses have gone through the program with 20 teams being awarded USD 10,000 each in seed money.

Since 2010, Kenya has made impressive progress toward universal electrification as it has increased by more than 7% annually across the country. In July 2021, Strathmore research center, SNV, ENDEV, and World resource institute hosted a webinar to introduce a data-driven approach for identifying priority areas for the productive use of energy (PUE) interventions using the energy access explorer.

World resource institute energy explorer combines recent census data and high-resolution geospatial information, enabling stakeholders to draw insights on the current state of electricity to inform their energy plans moving forward. Through the project, they managed to train 10 relevant officials drawn from the county governments of Bungoma, Makueni, and Narok on how to use Energy access explorer to identify interventions for productive uses of energy based on the data collected and 15 representatives from companies engaged in productive use businesses in Bungoma, Makueni, and Narok with the goal of enabling them to use the tool to identify business opportunities.

A project spearheaded by Mr. Patrick Mwanzia of Strathmore Energy research center in collaboration with Fika mobility, Energy 4 impact, Arc Ride Global, and Imperial College London aims to drive the electric vehicle revolution in Kenya by creating a charging and battery swap stations master plan in Nairobi city to be replicated in other parts of the Country.

Their Impact is the development of a policy recommendation to aid in the adoption of electric cycles making it easy for new entrants in the e-mobility space and capacity building of local engineers and technicians in the sector through training to be conducted by SERC in collaboration with industry partners.

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