The Covenant Seed grants is a small amount grant for research projects and early stage development exercises. The fund is offered to promote research ideas, concepts and products as well as to advance individual and research clusters/teams’ efforts and/or to obtain preliminary data, develop model/prototypes and to demonstrate the potential viability of the work. The annual Seed-granting funding applications run from December 4th, 2023 to January 15th, 2024, with successful applicants announced at the end of March 2024.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for the grant, applicants must be either a faculty/staff member of any of the approved clusters of the university under CUCRID or a duly registered postgraduate student with an appointed mentor/supervisor. However, applications can only be submitted through the mentor/supervisor.

 All applications, regardless of the category above, are expected to have a postgraduate investigator, either current or prospective. Where the student is currently enrolled, the student must meet the conditions in (b) above, and where prospective, the faculty/staff applicant must advertise the position in the succeeding admission process of the School of Postgraduate Studies to ensure an appropriate postgraduate student placement. If a student is not found for the seed-grant offered, one academic session after the offer, the faculty/staff applicant must inform the CUCRID office of the situation for further action

Application Conditions

Applicants are required to show the following:

  1. Novelty (originality) of the idea/concept
  2. Clear research question/Gap(s) with tangible SDG targets
  3. Demonstrable Objectives
  4. Executable Timeline
  5. Non-Incremental Budget

Application Method

Prospective applicants should download the form by clicking the download button below

All completed forms should be submitted to the address below via the email provided. Additionally, applicants might be required to submit further information where necessary


CUCRID Seed Grant Programme

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Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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