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A grant is a direct financial contribution, by way of donation, in order to finance actions intended to support achievement of specific objectives.

Grants are made for an operation which is proposed to the Contracting Authority (UNCST) by a potential beneficiary (an “applicant”) and which falls within the normal framework of the beneficiary’s activities. Grants are not meant to finance the normal functioning of the beneficiary’s body.

The goal of the R&D grants is to make transformational STI investments that have a demonstrable potential to generate significant and sustainable economic, social and environmental benefits to Uganda. The objectives of this grants scheme include the following:

  1. To strengthen Uganda's STI capabilities and performance in the medium term.
  2. To support the uptake of research results so as to enhance national productivity and growth.
  3. To strengthen Uganda’s human resource and research productivity for social economic transformation.
  4. To support the growth of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) by supporting Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) initiatives using multidisciplinary and multi-sector research teams.