University of Nairobi Research and Innovation Fellowship 2021

Applications are invited for the University of Nairobi Research and Innovation Fellowship 2021.

As a leading institution of learning and research, the University of Nairobi through C4DLab (the Innovation and Incubation Hub) and a strategic industry partner, is running a 6 month-long prestigious Research & Innovation Fellowship.

The competitive fellowship will allow fellows to solve real-life local problems while applying the 21st century 4Cs skills and explore human-centered design / Design thinking methodologies. The fellows – together with other curious change makers and a community of research and innovation experts – will engage in rewarding research, problem-solving, and innovation projects in financial services.

  • 21st century 4 C’s skills in Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity.
  • Multi-disciplinary practical problem-solving.
  • Principles and practices of Design Thinking, Innovation, and Problem Based Learning (fundamentals).
  • Practical research techniques data collection, surveys, Focus Group Discussions, observation, and contextual interviews.
  • Final level undergraduate and Masters-level students (interested Ph.D. students will also be considered are welcome to apply.
  • The application will be accepted from students from the following faculties/departments: Computer Science, Business, Development Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Law, Actuarial Science, Engineering, and Agriculture.
  • Curious about research and innovation and the particular application of Design Thinking to solving real-life local problems.
  • Demonstrated passion and interest in problem-solving and innovation challenges.
  • Submit evidence of challenges that one has attempted to solve, CV, practical work portfolio, and motivation why his/her application should be considered.
  • Available to commit close to a 6 month-long program allocating an average of 15 hours per week to the fellowship program.
Application Process

Applicants will be required to fill a four-part form that will collect the following information:

  • Personal Information: This includes basic information about the applicant such as name, student identification number, etc.
  • Professional Background: The applicant is expected to answer a couple of questions about their interest in the fellowship and ways in which it will aid their career paths.
  • Educational Background: applicants are required to fill in the correct information regarding their education history/current status.
  • Documents Upload: Finally applicants will be required to upload specific documents that include their CV,  Work Portfolio, Academic Recommendation Letter, and Professional Recommendation Letter.
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For detailed information on how to apply, click here.

Deadline: January 22, 2021

For more information visit the official site.