CARTA fellow wins one million Kenya shillings grant from NACOSTI
Nillian Ayuma Mukungu, a cohort 4 CARTA fellow, has won one million Kenya shillings research grant from Kenya’s National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). Nillian is a lecturer and CARTA fellow at the School of Pharmacy, University of Nairobi. Her research project is titled “Ethnopharmacology of anti-malarial plants used among the Luhya community of Western Kenya”.
“I am greatly honored, humbled and excited to be awarded the 2015/2016 Financial Year NACOSTI PhD grant,” said Ms. Mukungu. “This is my first ever research grant and I look forward to writing more grant winning research proposals in future.”
This was competitive grant open to all postgraduates across all universities in Kenya by NACOSTI. This is in line with the mandate of NACOSTI which is to effectively advise, promote, coordinate, regulate and assure quality in the Science, Technology and Innovation Sector.
“This grant was timely as I commence my laboratory studies,” she said. “It complements the research funding from CARTA that enabled me to carry out preliminary studies and the field work (survey) that is now complete. The successful grant application was made possible through the skills acquired from the CARTA JASes and the ESEO program. The lessons learned were instrumental in writing a proper proposal and generating the study objectives that made this process possible. Am also grateful to my supervisors for the mentorship and writing the grant.”