TETFUND National Research Fund Grant 2022

It is with pleasure that the Tertiary Education Trust Fund announces the opening of the TETFUND National Research Fund Award application for the 2022 grant cycle to researchers in Nigeria.

TETFUND National Research Fund Grant 2022

Researchers interested in submitting Concept Notes in the fields of Humanities & Social Sciences, Science, Engineering, Technology & Innovation, and Cross-Cutting are urged to do so.

The Federal Government of Nigeria has authorized a sum of N8.5 billion for the current Grant Cycle, which would run from 2021 to 2022.

Thematic Areas for the TETFUND National Research Fund Grant

Category 1Humanities and Social Sciences
Thematic Area1National Integration, Conflict, Defense and Security1
Thematic Area 2Education and Human Capital2
Thematic Area 3Economic Development and Globalization3
Thematic Area 4History, Culture, and Identities4
Thematic Area 5Languages, kinds of literature and Media5
Thematic Area 6Social Development and Welfare6
Thematic Area 7Population and Migration7
Thematic Area 8Governance, Politics, Law and Ethics8
Thematic Area 9Tourism, Sports and Recreation9
Thematic Area 10Gender, Equity, and Social Inclusion10
Thematic Area 11Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology, and Business Interface11
Category 2Science, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation
Thematic Area 12Agriculture and Food Security12
Thematic Area 13Health and Social Welfare13
Thematic Area 14Transport14
Thematic Area 15Power and Energy      15
Thematic Area 16IT, Computing & Telecommunications16
Thematic Area 17Space Science and Technology17
Thematic Area 18Geosciences18
Thematic Area 19             Science and Engineering                                                   19
Thematic Area 20Water & Sanitation20
Thematic Area 21Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure21
Thematic Area 22Sustainable use of Natural Resources and Terrestrial Ecosystems22
Category 3                     Cross-Cutting                                           
Thematic Area 23Entrepreneurship & Wealth Creation23
Thematic Area 24Environment, Housing & Urban and Regional         Development24
Thematic Area 25Resource Governance25
Thematic Area 26Science, Technology and Innovation System23
Thematic Area 27Blue Economy24
Thematic Area 28Clean and Affordable Energy25

TETFUND National Research Fund Grant Requirements

Applicants for the TETFUND National Research Fund Grant 2021 must meet the following requirements:

  • Be professors at any public Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria, regardless of their location.
  • Eligible research must be multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary in nature, with researchers from several fields participating in the research project.
  • When a research project is initiated, the Principal Investigator (PI), who must be at least an Associate Professor in an academic institution, or Chief Lecturer in a polytechnic or a college of education, will lead the Research Team. He or she will be personally responsible for and accountable for the conduct of the research.
  • Additional requirements include being affiliated with an institution, with the PI’s institution serving as the Coordinating Institution.
  • Researchers from private tertiary institutions, research institutes, centers of excellence, and the private sector might be recruited to join the team as additional members.

Application for TETFUND National Research Fund Grant 

Applications must be submitted online using the TETFUND National Research Fund Grant application portal. Interested and qualified candidates must complete all aspects of their application through the online platform.

The Principal Investigator is asked to go into the online portal, where he or she will be attentively led through the process of preparing and submitting the Concept Note for publication.


Application Deadline: December 28, 2021
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