Directorate of Grants and Development

Directorate of Grants and Development

 Our Mandate

The Directorate of Grants & Development was established to provide leadership in the management of grants. In pursuit of this mandate, the Directorate seeks, identifies and disseminates information on external grant calls that present opportunities that match College priorities. Furthermore, the Directorate conducts capacity building on grant writing skills to staff and students.

Our Services


We help researchers to identify appropriate grant sources


The directorate ensures that grant recipients comply with the university’s requirements and the donor/ funding agency’s rules and regulations in regard to grant management.


We provide a centralized and specialized resource for schools and researchers in Mount Kenya University. We work collaboratively with the Office of Graduate Studies, Research and Innovation Directorate and Schools in gathering information and research teams for grant proposals.

 Offer guidance

The directorate promotes research as an integral component of learning and the ongoing implementation of Mount Kenya University Research strategic plan. We provide management oversight for dissemination of information on funded research activities.

Research Projects

MKU currently runs grants in the following thematic areas:

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Science and Religion: Facilitating synergetic interaction
  • Science Communication
  • Cancer molecular epidemiology and genetics
  • Malaria surveillance and control in western Kenya
  • Malaria Drug Resistance Surveillance
  • Placental Malaria Immunology
  • Point of Care diagnostics for Maternal and newborn Health
  • Implementation Science on the Management of Possible Serious Bacterial Infections in Young infants
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Genetic and Epigenetic Determinants of Drug Abuse and Relapse
  • Pollution due to persistent organophosphates and other chemicals in environment.
  • Educational Innovations in Special Populations such as prisoners.