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Call for Applications: CApIC-ACE Innovation seed Grant 2023/2024

The CApIC-ACE Innovation Seed Grant is designed to foster innovation and creativity in research within the Centre of Excellence in Applied Informatics and Communication (CApICACE) at Covenant University. This Request for Applications (RFA) outlines the eligibility criteria, application process, and evaluation guidelines for researchers interested in securing seed grants to support their innovative projects.

The primary objective of the CApIC-ACE Innovation Seed Grant is to provide financial suppor for research projects that align with the centre's innovation goals, particularly in areas such as applied informatics and communication, emphasising malaria control and improving breast and prostate cancer patient outcomes.

Award Notification
Successful applicants will be notified of the grant award by December 31, 2023. Awarded grants will be announced on the CApIC-ACE website and through official communicationchannels.

Contact Information
For inquiries and additional information, please contact Ms Helen Jevwegaga ( We look forward to receiving your innovative research proposals and supporting projects that advance the goals of CApIC-ACE in applied informatics, communication, and genomic medicine. Together, we can drive impactful research and contribute to malaria control and improving breast and prostate cancer patient outcomes.

Solomon O. Rotimi, PhD - Chair, CApIC-ACE Innovation Seed Grant Committee

Funding Details
The total funding available for this grant program is $15,000. Individual grants may range from $1,000 to $2,500, and a maximum number of 10 projects will be funded. The funding period for awarded grants will be 6 months. Applicants are encouraged to budget their proposals effectively and justify their requested budget.

Reporting Requirements
Recipients of the CApIC-ACE Innovation Seed Grant will be required to provide a mid-term progress report and a final report upon project completion.

Application Process

Application Starts 19th of October, 2023.

Interested applicants must submit their proposals electronically to, by the application due date. The application package should include the following:

A complete application form, with the following provided as attachments:

  • A detailed research proposal, including project objectives, hypothesis, methodology, expected outcomes, potential innovation(s), and a timeline
  • A budget justification explaining how the funds will be utilised.
  • NIH Biosketch of the principal investigator
  • Letters of support or collaboration (if applicable).
  • All applications should be submitted in one pdf document with the file name SURNAME_FIRSTNAME_CApIC-Grant.pdf (eg OLOMI_JOHN_CApIC-Grant.pdf).

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Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be affiliated with Covenant University
  • Researchers at all levels, including faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students, are encouraged to apply
  • Proposed projects should be innovative, creative, and aligned with CApIC-ACE research focus areas (

Review and Selection Process

The CApIC-ACE Innovation Seed Grant Committee will oversee the review and selection process. The evaluation criteria will include:

  • Scientific quality and significance of the proposed research.
  • Innovation and creativity of the project
  • Feasibility and likelihood of project success
  • Alignment with CApIC-ACE research focus areas.
  • Budget justification and resource utilisation.

International Students

Sponsorship and intense 3 months English Language Training (for French speaking applicants) will be available for successful applicants.


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