Call for Submission of Concept Notes for the 2023 TETFund National Research Fund Grant

The call for Submission of Concept Notes is currently ongoing for the TetFund National Research Fund (NRF) 2023 Grant Cycle.

Tetfund has set up a mechanism for a seamless online application of the stated Grant nationally and is asking interested and qualified people who are looking for financial grants to grow their diverse research across the country to apply. The Federal Government has approved money for the 2023 Grant Cycle, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) desires to educate the Nigerian research community in particular and the public in general.

The twenty-five prioritized Thematic Areas of research for the 2023 TETFund National Research Fund Grant are in three categories: Humanities & Social Sciences, Science, Technology & Innovation, and Cross-Cutting.

2023 TETFund National Research Fund Grant Category 1

Thematic Area 1 Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)

 Thematic Area 2 Education and Human Capital

Thematic Area 3 National Integration, Conflict, Defence and Security

Thematic Area 4 Economic Development and Globalization History, Culture and Identities

Thematic Area 5 Languages, Literatures and Media Social Development and Welfare

Thematic Area 6 Population and Migration Governance,

Thematic Area 7 Politics, law and Ethics Tourism,

Thematic Area 8 Sports and Recreation Gender,

Thematic Area 9 Equity and Social Inclusion

Thematic Area 10 Humanities, Social Sciences,

Thematic Area 11 Technology and Business Interface Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) Agriculture and Food Security Health and Social Welfare

Category 2

Thematic Area 12 Transport

Thematic Area 13 Power and Energy Information Technology

Thematic Area 14 Computing & Telecommunications

Thematic Area 15 Space Science and Technology

Thematic Area 16 Geosciences Science and Engineering

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Thematic Area 17 Industry

Thematic Area 20 Innovation and Infrastructure

Thematic Area 21 Sustainable use of Natural Resources and

Thematic Area 22 Terrestrial Ecosystems

Thematic Area 23 Water & Sanitation

2023 TETFund National Research Fund Grant Category 3

Cross-Cutting (CC)

Thematic Area 24 Entrepreneurship & Wealth Creation

Thematic Area 25 Environment, Housing & Urban and Regional Development Resource Governance


  • This Call is open to Researchers in any of the Public Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria.
  • Multi-Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary research, comprising researchers from various disciplines are encouraged to apply.
  • The Principal Investigator (PI), must be TETFund beneficiary institution based, with the PI’s institution regarded as the Coordinating Institution for the project.
  • An added requirement is that the Principal Investigator must not have an ongoing research Project under previous NRF grant cycles.

Application Process

The application process for the 2023 TETFund National Research Fund Grant is entirely online. The Principal Investigator must click on the link below where he or she will receive detailed instructions on how to prepare and submit both the Concept Note and the Full Research Proposal. However, It is strongly advised that applicants familiarize themselves with the Research Brief and the Application Guidelines before commencing application.

To apply for the 2023 TETFund National Research Fund Grant, click here

Deadline: April 17, 2023.

For more information on the 2023 TETFund National Research Fund Grant, visit the official site.

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