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The Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) through the Ministry of Higher Education, administers the Strategic Research Fund (SRF). The Fund is implemented by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). The SRF was established to support basic and applied scientific Research and Development (R&D) in identified strategic national priority areas. The Fund is further aimed at enhancing research capacity in Zambia. The NSTC is calling for Research Proposals for funding under the Strategic Research Fund 2021 – 2022 funding cycle.


A Research Proposal must be submitted by completing an Application Form obtainable from the NSTC website (www.nstc.org.zm) and can be requested from the e-mail address (nstc@nstc.org.zm).

Applicants must read SRF Guidelines for further application guidelines before applying. The SRF Guidelines are available on the NSTC website. 

Applications must be submitted electronically to: nstc@nstc.org.zm

The closing date for submitting applications is 10th September, 2021. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Strategic Research Fund Local Call: https://nstc.org.zm/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/2021-2022-SRF-Local-Call.pdf

Application Form-Local Strategic Research Fund Call: https://nstc.org.zm/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Application-Form_2021-2022-SRF-Call.docx

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