Deadline: 22 January, 2021

University of Nairobi, in partnership with C4DLAB, has launched applications for the Research and Innovation Fellowship.

The programme is designed to solve real-life local problems while exploring 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.


  • Multi-disciplinary practical problem solving skills
  • Principles and practices of design thinking, innovation, and problem-based learning
  • Practical research techniques – data collection, surveys, focus group discussions, observation, and contextual interviews


  • Open to final level undergraduate and master’s degree students (interested PhD students also considered)
  • Open to students studying Computer Science, Business, Development Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Law, Actuarial Science, Engineering, and Agriculture
  • Applicants should be curious about research and innovation
  • Submit evidence of challenges that one has attempted to solve, CV, practical work portfolio, and motivation of why application should be considered
  • Demonstrate passion and interest in problem-solving and innovation challenges

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: US Embassy Botswana


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