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Call for Proposals on Cancer Research in Kenya (Funding up to Ksh.3 Million)

Call for Proposals on Cancer Research in Kenya (Funding up to Ksh.3 Million)

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Call for Proposals on Cancer Research in Kenya (Funding up to Ksh.3 Million)

Call for Proposals on Cancer Research in Kenya (Funding up to Ksh.3 Million)

(Ref No: NCI-NRF001/2024)


The National Cancer Institute of Kenya (NCI-K) is a statutory body created under the Cancer Prevention and Control Act (No. 15 of 2012). This was in recognition of the need for a more coordinated health sector response to the growing cancer burden in Kenya. The Institute is mandated to provide support to all relevant institutions to encourage, secure and improve access to cancer services. NCI-K in collaboration with National Research Fund (NRF) announces a National Call for Cancer Research (Ref No: NCI-NRF001/2024). This Call aims to provide support for robust scientific cancer research that directly addresses the challenges outlined within the framework of the National Cancer Control Strategy, 2023-2027 priority areas.

Researchers/Investigators attached to public and private institutions are invited to submit research proposals for consideration. Proposed projects should clearly demonstrate how they intend to carry out research on specific focus areas encompassing a range of critical issues in cancer research, aiming to contribute significantly to the advancement of knowledge and the development of effective interventions around cancer prevention and control.

Funding preferences will be given to research project proposals whose focus is on the following aspects:
1. Cancer burden description
2. Cancer prevention and causation
3. Screening and early detection
4. Cancer diagnosis, treatment, palliative care and survivorship
5. Cancer care economics and finance
6. Health systems and policies in cancer care

Proposals should be well designed and structured based on the guidelines available on the NCI-K and NRF website. Successful applicants will be funded up to a maximum of Kenya shillings three million (Ksh.3,000,000)


Interested researchers can download the Cancer Research Call Guidelines, and Proposal Outline template from or and submit the proposal to the following addresses: and by close of business Thursday, 29th February 2024 at 1700hrs.

NCI-K and NRF strongly encourages submission of the Cancer Research proposal from PLWD, Youth and Women.

Contact Details

Chief Executive Officer
National Cancer Institute
8th Floor Landmark Plaza, Nairobi
P.O. Box 30016-00100
Tel: 0795012568
Chief Executive Officer
National Research Fund
NACOSTI Headquarters Building,
Upper Kabete
P.O. Box 26036-00100, Nairobi,
Tel: 020 4403386

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