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==Procedure==
 
==Procedure==
An application for renewal shall be submitted to the NCST at least three (3) months before the expiry of the permit. A renewal fee of half
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the original shall be paid.
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*This should be done at least three (3) months before the expiry of the permit<br><br>
*For long-term projects taking more than three years, applicants are advised to request for further information from the NCST before submitting their  renewal application form.
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===Apply in person===
 
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# You can apply for a research extension by filling in an [http://www.mpala.org/documents/Research_Permits_2_1014121714.pdf Application for Authority for Extension of Research In Kenya Form C].This form can be obtained from your affiliate institution or you can download it through this link [http://www.mpala.org/documents/Research_Permits_2_1014121714.pdf Form C].<br>
An application for a research permit renewal must submit two(2) copies to reach the Secretary,National Council for Science and Technology, P.O. Box 30623-00100,Nairobi, Kenya (herein referred to as NCST) at least two months before the expire date the Applicant intends to renew their research Permit in Kenya.
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# Fill in the application form and send the completed research extension Form C to the affiliating institution for endorsement. This can be done by courier service or e-mail.<br>
2. The research renewal permit application forms must be accompanied by the following:  
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# The application for the research permit renewal should be submitted in two (2) copies through the Head of the affiliating Institution, to reach the ;<br>
:(a) Comprehensive curriculum vitae of all the applicants (2 copies).
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#::Executive Secretary, <br>
:(b) A comprehensive project proposal, including details such as objectives , hypothesis, literature review,methodology and envisaged application of the research results (2 copies).
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#::National Council for Science and Technology, <br>
:(c) A letter from the sponsor, if any (2copies) (Sponsor is the person or body providing financial and or material support towards the project).
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#::P.O. Box 30623 -00100<br>
:(d) A copy of National Identity Card or Passport
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#::NAIROBI,<br>
:(e) Two current passport- size photographs of the Applicant duly endorsed by the Sponsor or Referee.
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# This should be done at least three (3) months before the expiry of the permit. <br>
:(f)Institutions must apply in the name(s) of the researcher(s) or head of the institution.
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# The research permit renewal application forms must be accompanied by the following:- <br>
:(g)Non-refundable research application fees payable to the Secretary , National Council for Science and Technology, P.O. Box 30623-00100 , Nairobi.
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#:(a) A comprehensive progress report and a justification for continuation of Project (two (2) copies).<br>
 
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#:(b) A letter from the sponsor (two (2) copies)  
;Note:
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#:(c) A letter from the affiliating institutions supporting the application for renewal.<br>
 
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# Payment of a renewal fee to the NCST will be required before a research permit is renewed. <br>
NACOSTI shall have access to data and the research premises of the project and it may from time to time visit the research projects to familiarize with the work going on and make appropriate recommendations on the project. The affiliating institutions may give to the NACOSTI an evaluation of the preliminary or progress report and to indicate areas that need further action if necessary.
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# Therefore make payments of renewal as required. Payment details have been given in our “Fees section”<br>
 
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# Use the following bank details to make the payments.<br>
 
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#:: '''Kenya Shillings Account'''<br>
 
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#:: Bank Kenya Commercial Bank<br>
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#:: Branch Kipande House-Nairobi<br>
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#:: Account No: 11 04 16 25 47<br>
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#:: Account Name: National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation<br>
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#:: Swift Code KCBLKENX<br>
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#::::OR<br>
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#:: '''US Dollar Account''' <br>
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#:: Bank NIC Bank<br>
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#:: Branch Town Centre<br>
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#:: Account No: 10 01 46 73 75 OR US Dollar Account for Non Kenyans<br>
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#:: Account Name: National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation<br>
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#:: Swift Code NINCKENA<br>
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# Attach the payment receipt to the application document before submission.<br>
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# You should note that; a research permit may be renewed for a period not exceeding one year at any one time for short term projects of a duration not exceeding 3 years, and two years for long term projects exceeding 3 years. <br>
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# Once you have made the submission, wait for official communication from the Head of Research Division, NACOSTI. The review process can take at least one month to complete.<br>
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# If the review is successful, you will be granted with an extension for your research.<br><br>
  
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===Apply online===
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<br>
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# Application for a Research Permit extension can be done online through the National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) [https://oris.nacosti.go.ke/index.php online platform].<br>
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# Visit the [https://oris.nacosti.go.ke/index.php online platform] and log in into your account.<br>
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# This the account you used to make the application for the research permit. <br>
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# On your dashboard click on the “Apply permit Icon” and apply for an extension of the existing research project. <br>
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# Fill in the required details and upload the following documents; <br>
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#:(i). Details of the amount of funds at the commencement of project<br>
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#:(ii). Outstanding balance<br>
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#:(iii). Research details <br>
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#:(iv). Upload a comprehensive progress report and a justification for continuation of Project <br>
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#:(v). Upload a letter from the sponsor <br>
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#:(vi). Upload a letter from the affiliating institutions supporting the application for renewal.<br>
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# After you have provided the required details a verification email will be sent to your email address with payment details.<br>
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# Log in to your email address to view your payment details. The amount of fee payable depends on the type of permit you want (level of education), the institution you are representation ad your residency status. <br>
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# Use the following bank details to make the payments.<br>
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#:: '''Kenya Shillings Account'''<br>
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#:: Bank Kenya Commercial Bank<br>
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#:: Branch Kipande House-Nairobi<br>
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#:: Account No: 11 04 16 25 47<br>
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#:: Account Name: National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation<br>
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#:: Swift Code KCBLKENX<br>
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#::::OR<br>
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#:: '''US Dollar Account''' <br>
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#:: Bank NIC Bank<br>
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#:: Branch Town Centre<br>
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#:: Account No: 10 01 46 73 75 OR US Dollar Account for Non Kenyans<br>
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#:: Account Name: National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation<br>
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#:: Swift Code NINCKENA<br>
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# Make payment using either of the above accounts. Your will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your payment once the payment is received.<br>
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# Log in to check your research extension permit application status in your dash board. <br>
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# Your will receive a prompt email once your research permit is ready. This normally takes a period of two weeks. <br>
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# You can print your research extension permit from your dashboard once its ready. <br><br>
 
==Required Documents==
 
==Required Documents==
 
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:*Complete renewal application(all).
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# A comprehensive progress report and a justification for continuation of Project <br>
:*Photographs (all).
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# A letter from the sponsor <br>
:*Payment receipt for appropriate fee(all).
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# A letter from the affiliating institutions supporting the application for renewal.<br><br>
:*Identity/passport).
 
:*Letter from sponsor if not self-sponsored.
 
:*Letter of affiliation(all)..
 
:*Letter from host institution abroad (Non-Kenyan).
 
:*Letter of ethical approvals.
 
:*Research proposal.
 
:*Company/institution registration & profile.
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
==Office Locations & Contacts==
 
==Office Locations & Contacts==
;National Commission for Science,Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI)
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<br>
 
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;National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI)
8th - 9th Floor, Utalii House
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Off Waiyaki Way, Upper Kabete, <br>
 
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P. O. Box 30623, 00100<br>
off Uhuru Highway, Nairobi
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Nairobi, KENYA <br>
 
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Land line: 020 4007000, 020 2241349, 020 3310571, 020 8001077<br>
P. O. Box 30623, 00100
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Wireless: 020 267 3550 <br>
 
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Mobile: 0713 788 787 / 0735 404 245<br>
Nairobi KENYA
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WhatsApp: 0792 746282<br>
 
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Fax: 0202213215<br>
Land line: 020310571 / 0202241349
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E-mail: customercare@nacosti.go.ke / info@nacosti.go.ke<br>
 
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Website: [http://www.nacosti.go.ke NACOSTI Website]<br><br>
Wireless: 020 267 3550
 
 
 
Mobile: 0713 788 787 / 0735 404 245
 
 
 
Fax: 0202213215
 
 
 
E-mail: customercare@nacosti.go.ke / info@nacosti.go.ke
 
 
 
Website: http://www.nacosti.go.ke  
 
 
 
Visit this link for a list of a accredited organization: http://www.nacosti.go.ke/images/docs/LIST%20OF%20ACCREDITED%20INSTITUTIONAL%20ETHICS%20REVIEW%20COMMITTES.pdf
 
 
 
 
 
All other Private Universities registered by Commission for Higher Education for Research.
 
 
 
OTHER GOVERNMENT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS FOR RESEARCH.
 
 
 
;Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)
 
 
 
P.O. Box 57811 -00200 Nairobi.
 
 
 
Website: http://www.kari.org
 
 
 
 
 
;Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).
 
 
 
P.O. Box 4840 - 00200 Nairobi.
 
 
 
Website:http://www.kemri.org
 
 
 
 
 
;Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI).
 
 
 
P.O. Box 81651-080100 Mombasa
 
 
 
Website:http://www.kmfri.co.ke
 
 
 
;Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI)
 
 
 
P.O. Box 30650-00100 Nairobi.
 
 
 
Website:http://www.kirdi.go.ke.
 
 
 
 
 
;Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute (KETRI)
 
 
 
P.O. Box 57811-00200 Nairobi
 
 
 
Website: http://www.kari.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Eligibility==
 
==Eligibility==
The following are Eligible to apply: -
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* Students, Private individuals, Public Institutions or Private Institutions; either Kenyan or Non-Kenyan carrying out research in Kenya and are in need of an extension of their research period are eligible to make an application.<br>
:*All Non-Kenyans intending to do research in Kenya;
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* One should possess a valid/ expired research permit to apply for an extension.<br><br>
:*Foreign students intending to come for study tours or undergraduate students coming for a short duration;
 
:*All Kenyans who are studying abroad and intend to do research in the Country;
 
:*Private institutions either Kenyan or Non-Kenyan intending to do research in the country;
 
:*All Kenyans except employees of Government Research Institutions/ Ministries /Departments whose mandate is to do research or as part of their duties or have a Standing Research Clearance; and
 
:*In all cases where the research involves acquiring information/data from the Country or Public and Government organizations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Fees==
 
==Fees==
;Renewal Fees in US$ .
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*The permit fees and extension fees are the same.<br>
i. Student Attachment/Undergraduate/Diploma.................... ..... US$150
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;(a) East Africa Community (EAC) Citizens
 
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*Student/Attachment/Undergraduate/Diploma.... Ksh.100<br>
ii. Research (Academic) Masters ......................................US$350
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*Research (Academic) Masters.... Ksh.1, 000<br>
 
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*Research (Academic) PhD.... Ksh.2, 000<br>
iii. Research (Academic) PhD......................................... US$400
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*Research (Individual/Post-Doctoral).... Ksh.5, 000<br>
 
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*Research (Public/Private Institutions).... Ksh.10, 000<br>
iv. Research (Individual/Post-Doctoral)...............................US$500
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*Research (Private Companies).... Ksh. 20,000<br>
 
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*Extensions.... Same as above<br><br>
vi.Public/Private Institutions........................................US$1000
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;(b) Rest of Africa
 
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*Student/Attachment/Undergraduate/Diploma.... Ksh.200<br>
Viii.Private foreign Companies..........................................US$ 10,000
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*Research (Academic) Masters.... Ksh.2, 000<br>
 
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*Research (Academic) PhD.... Ksh.4, 000<br>
 
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*Research (Individual/Post-Doctoral).... Ksh.10, 000<br>
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*Research (Public/Private Institutions).... Ksh.20, 000<br>
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*Research (Private Companies).... Ksh. 40,000<br>
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*Extensions.... Same as above<br><br>
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;(c)  Non- Africans
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*Student/Attachment/Undergraduate/Diploma.... USD.150<br>
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*Research (Academic) Masters.... USD.350<br>
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*Research (Academic) PhD.... USD.400<br>
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*Research (Individual/Post-Doctoral).... USD. 500<br>
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*Research (Public/Private Institutions).... USD. 1,000<br>
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*Research (Private Companies).... USD 10,000<br>
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*Extensions.... Same as above<br><br>
  
 
==Validity==
 
==Validity==
Valid for 1 year
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<br>
 
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* The validity period one year.<br><br>
 
 
 
 
 
==Documents to Use==
 
==Documents to Use==
http://www.nacosti.go.ke/images/docs/FORM%20A%20%28REVISED%202011%29.pdf
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* [http://www.mpala.org/documents/Research_Permits_2_1014121714.pdf Application For Authority For Extension of Research In Kenya – Form C]<br>
 
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* Applications can also be done online.<br><br>
  
 
==Sample Documents==
 
==Sample Documents==
 
  Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.
 
  Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.
 
  
  
  
 
==Processing Time==
 
==Processing Time==
Processing takes 2 months
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* If all requirements in the application are met, it can be ready in one month.<br><br>
 
 
 
 
 
==Related Videos==
 
==Related Videos==
 
  Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.  
 
  Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.  
  Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
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  Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
  Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
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  Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
 
  Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,  
 
  Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,  
 
  sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
 
  sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
 
  width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
 
  width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
  e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M".  
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  e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.
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==Instructions==
 
==Instructions==
Applications for Research Permits renewal are submitted to the Permit Section, who is responsible for the processing and issuance of new permits.
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* You should make this application at least three (3) months before the expiry of the permit.<br>
 
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* Register with the [https://oris.nacosti.go.ke/index.php NACOSTI online platform] to make application or download the [http://www.mpala.org/documents/Research_Permits_2_1014121714.pdf Application for Authority for Extension of Research in Kenya – Form C] to make application.<br>
 
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* Get an endorsement for extension from affiliate institution.<br>
 
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* Fill in required information and upload/ attach required documents <br>
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* Make payment for the research permit<br>
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* Submit filled application form, receipt and required documents to the NACOSTI for review and approval.<br><br>
 
==Required Information==
 
==Required Information==
:*Name as shown on the birth certificate/passport
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<br>
:*Gender
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# Full name<br>
:*Date of Birth
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# Age/ Sex<br>
:*Nationality
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# Nationality<br>
:*Passport Number
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# Research Permit Number<br>
:*Addresses
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# Date of issue of research permit<br>
:*Marital status
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# Permanent/ Postal Addresses<br>
:*If in a relationship, give details of spouse/partner and all children under the age of 21 years who are applying for permits
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# Highest level of education<br>
:*Residential addresses of the applicant and spouse where they lived for 12 months or more in the last 10 years
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# Area of specialization <br>
:*Name and address of any friends, relatives or contacts in Kenya
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# Name , Occupation and address of persons who have been actively collaborating in your research<br>
:*Title of Research
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# Title of Research<br>
:*Brief description of this research project
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# Objectives of research<br>
:*The name(s) of the local institution(s), which will assist you in your research
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# Modifications (if any) in research objectives, methodology, design (if any)<br>
:*The name(s) of your sponsor(s)
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# Brief description of this research project<br>
:*How the research project will assist or be of value to Kenyan
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# Research Funding<br>
:*Where in Kenya will the research be conducted .
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# Estimated period of research Permit renewal<br>
 
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# The name(s) of the Affiliating Institution (s),<br> 
 
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# The name(s) of your sponsor(s) <br>
 
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# Where in Kenya is the research be conducted?<br>
 
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# Reason for extension<br><br>
  
 
==Need for the Document==
 
==Need for the Document==
A researcher who wishes to continue with the research project, beyond the expiry date of the research permit, is require to make a request by filling the Research Authorization Extension Request Form (Form C) for an extension or renewal to the Secretary, NACOSTI. The request should be made at least two (2) months before the expiry of the Permit.
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<br>
 
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* Research extensions will enable you to continue to carry out your research, once the validity of your research permit elapsed.<br>
 
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* Section 17 (1) of the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 requires all persons intending to undertake research in the country to apply to the Commission for the grant of a Research Licence. Research refers to any investigation or inquiry or interview that aims to collect data or information, academic or non-academic that will lead to new information and/or knowledge.<br>
 
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* It’s illegal to undertake/ or continue undertaking research in Kenya without a valid research license.<br><br>
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==Information which might help==
 
==Information which might help==
Enter other informations which might help
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<br>
 
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* Applicants must submit a completed [http://www.mpala.org/documents/Research_Permits_2_1014121714.pdf Form C] research extension three months before the expiry of the permit. <br>
 
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* A renewal fee is supposed to be paid shall be paid.<br>
 
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* A research permit may be renewed for a period not exceeding one year at any one time for short term projects of a duration not exceeding 3 years, and two years for long term projects exceeding 3 years.<br><br>
 
 
 
==Other uses of the Document/Certificate==
 
==Other uses of the Document/Certificate==
 
  Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
 
  Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
 
  e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.
 
  e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.
 
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
http://oris.nacosti.go.ke/guidelines.php
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<br>
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* [http://researchfund.go.ke/ Research Fund]<br>
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* [https://www.nacosti.go.ke/images/docs/2019/NACOSTI-SERVICE-CHARTER%20Dec%202018.pdf NACOSTI Service Charter]<br>
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* [http://kenyalaw.org/lex/rest/db/kenyalex/Kenya/Legislation/English/Acts%20and%20Regulations/S/Science%20Technology%20and%20Innovation%20Act%20No.%2028%20of%202013/docs/Science%20Technology%20and%20Innovation%20Act%20No.%2028%20of%202013.pdf Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013]<br><br>
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==Others==
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<br>
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* The License is valid for the proposed research, site and specified period.<br>
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* Both the License and any rights thereunder are non-transferable.<br>
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* NACOSTI may monitor and evaluate the research.<br>
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* The Licensee shall report to relevant government offices in the area of research before commencement<br>
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* Excavation, filming and collection of specimens are subject to further permissions from relevant government agencies.<br>
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* The License does not give authority to transfer research materials.<br>
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* The Licensee shall submit one hard copy and upload a soft copy of their final report within one year of completion of the research.<br>
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* NACOSTI reserves the right to modify the conditions of the License including its cancellation without prior notice.<br><br>
  
http://www.nacosti.go.ke/
 
  
http://www.nacosti.go.ke/images/docs/LIST%20OF%20ACCREDITED%20INSTITUTIONAL%20ETHICS%20REVIEW%20COMMITTES.pdf
 
  
http://www.nacosti.go.ke/index.php/contacts
 
 
 
 
==Others==
 
More information which might help people.
 
  
  

Revision as of 18:28, 13 June 2019

Procedure


  • This should be done at least three (3) months before the expiry of the permit

Apply in person

  1. You can apply for a research extension by filling in an Application for Authority for Extension of Research In Kenya Form C.This form can be obtained from your affiliate institution or you can download it through this link Form C.
  2. Fill in the application form and send the completed research extension Form C to the affiliating institution for endorsement. This can be done by courier service or e-mail.
  3. The application for the research permit renewal should be submitted in two (2) copies through the Head of the affiliating Institution, to reach the ;
    Executive Secretary,
    National Council for Science and Technology,
    P.O. Box 30623 -00100
    NAIROBI,
  4. This should be done at least three (3) months before the expiry of the permit.
  5. The research permit renewal application forms must be accompanied by the following:-
    (a) A comprehensive progress report and a justification for continuation of Project (two (2) copies).
    (b) A letter from the sponsor (two (2) copies)
    (c) A letter from the affiliating institutions supporting the application for renewal.
  6. Payment of a renewal fee to the NCST will be required before a research permit is renewed.
  7. Therefore make payments of renewal as required. Payment details have been given in our “Fees section”
  8. Use the following bank details to make the payments.
    Kenya Shillings Account
    Bank Kenya Commercial Bank
    Branch Kipande House-Nairobi
    Account No: 11 04 16 25 47
    Account Name: National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
    Swift Code KCBLKENX
    OR
    US Dollar Account
    Bank NIC Bank
    Branch Town Centre
    Account No: 10 01 46 73 75 OR US Dollar Account for Non Kenyans
    Account Name: National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
    Swift Code NINCKENA
  9. Attach the payment receipt to the application document before submission.
  10. You should note that; a research permit may be renewed for a period not exceeding one year at any one time for short term projects of a duration not exceeding 3 years, and two years for long term projects exceeding 3 years.
  11. Once you have made the submission, wait for official communication from the Head of Research Division, NACOSTI. The review process can take at least one month to complete.
  12. If the review is successful, you will be granted with an extension for your research.

Apply online


  1. Application for a Research Permit extension can be done online through the National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) online platform.
  2. Visit the online platform and log in into your account.
  3. This the account you used to make the application for the research permit.
  4. On your dashboard click on the “Apply permit Icon” and apply for an extension of the existing research project.
  5. Fill in the required details and upload the following documents;
    (i). Details of the amount of funds at the commencement of project
    (ii). Outstanding balance
    (iii). Research details
    (iv). Upload a comprehensive progress report and a justification for continuation of Project
    (v). Upload a letter from the sponsor
    (vi). Upload a letter from the affiliating institutions supporting the application for renewal.
  6. After you have provided the required details a verification email will be sent to your email address with payment details.
  7. Log in to your email address to view your payment details. The amount of fee payable depends on the type of permit you want (level of education), the institution you are representation ad your residency status.
  8. Use the following bank details to make the payments.
    Kenya Shillings Account
    Bank Kenya Commercial Bank
    Branch Kipande House-Nairobi
    Account No: 11 04 16 25 47
    Account Name: National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
    Swift Code KCBLKENX
    OR
    US Dollar Account
    Bank NIC Bank
    Branch Town Centre
    Account No: 10 01 46 73 75 OR US Dollar Account for Non Kenyans
    Account Name: National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
    Swift Code NINCKENA
  9. Make payment using either of the above accounts. Your will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your payment once the payment is received.
  10. Log in to check your research extension permit application status in your dash board.
  11. Your will receive a prompt email once your research permit is ready. This normally takes a period of two weeks.
  12. You can print your research extension permit from your dashboard once its ready.

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Required Documents


  1. A comprehensive progress report and a justification for continuation of Project
  2. A letter from the sponsor
  3. A letter from the affiliating institutions supporting the application for renewal.

Office Locations & Contacts


National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI)

Off Waiyaki Way, Upper Kabete,
P. O. Box 30623, 00100
Nairobi, KENYA
Land line: 020 4007000, 020 2241349, 020 3310571, 020 8001077
Wireless: 020 267 3550
Mobile: 0713 788 787 / 0735 404 245
WhatsApp: 0792 746282
Fax: 0202213215
E-mail: customercare@nacosti.go.ke / info@nacosti.go.ke
Website: NACOSTI Website

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Eligibility


  • Students, Private individuals, Public Institutions or Private Institutions; either Kenyan or Non-Kenyan carrying out research in Kenya and are in need of an extension of their research period are eligible to make an application.
  • One should possess a valid/ expired research permit to apply for an extension.

Fees


  • The permit fees and extension fees are the same.
(a) East Africa Community (EAC) Citizens
  • Student/Attachment/Undergraduate/Diploma.... Ksh.100
  • Research (Academic) Masters.... Ksh.1, 000
  • Research (Academic) PhD.... Ksh.2, 000
  • Research (Individual/Post-Doctoral).... Ksh.5, 000
  • Research (Public/Private Institutions).... Ksh.10, 000
  • Research (Private Companies).... Ksh. 20,000
  • Extensions.... Same as above

(b) Rest of Africa
  • Student/Attachment/Undergraduate/Diploma.... Ksh.200
  • Research (Academic) Masters.... Ksh.2, 000
  • Research (Academic) PhD.... Ksh.4, 000
  • Research (Individual/Post-Doctoral).... Ksh.10, 000
  • Research (Public/Private Institutions).... Ksh.20, 000
  • Research (Private Companies).... Ksh. 40,000
  • Extensions.... Same as above

(c) Non- Africans
  • Student/Attachment/Undergraduate/Diploma.... USD.150
  • Research (Academic) Masters.... USD.350
  • Research (Academic) PhD.... USD.400
  • Research (Individual/Post-Doctoral).... USD. 500
  • Research (Public/Private Institutions).... USD. 1,000
  • Research (Private Companies).... USD 10,000
  • Extensions.... Same as above

Validity


  • The validity period one year.

Documents to Use


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Sample Documents

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Processing Time


  • If all requirements in the application are met, it can be ready in one month.

Related Videos

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.


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Instructions


  • You should make this application at least three (3) months before the expiry of the permit.
  • Register with the NACOSTI online platform to make application or download the Application for Authority for Extension of Research in Kenya – Form C to make application.
  • Get an endorsement for extension from affiliate institution.
  • Fill in required information and upload/ attach required documents
  • Make payment for the research permit
  • Submit filled application form, receipt and required documents to the NACOSTI for review and approval.

Required Information


  1. Full name
  2. Age/ Sex
  3. Nationality
  4. Research Permit Number
  5. Date of issue of research permit
  6. Permanent/ Postal Addresses
  7. Highest level of education
  8. Area of specialization
  9. Name , Occupation and address of persons who have been actively collaborating in your research
  10. Title of Research
  11. Objectives of research
  12. Modifications (if any) in research objectives, methodology, design (if any)
  13. Brief description of this research project
  14. Research Funding
  15. Estimated period of research Permit renewal
  16. The name(s) of the Affiliating Institution (s),
  17. The name(s) of your sponsor(s)
  18. Where in Kenya is the research be conducted?
  19. Reason for extension

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Need for the Document


  • Research extensions will enable you to continue to carry out your research, once the validity of your research permit elapsed.
  • Section 17 (1) of the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 requires all persons intending to undertake research in the country to apply to the Commission for the grant of a Research Licence. Research refers to any investigation or inquiry or interview that aims to collect data or information, academic or non-academic that will lead to new information and/or knowledge.
  • It’s illegal to undertake/ or continue undertaking research in Kenya without a valid research license.

Information which might help


  • Applicants must submit a completed Form C research extension three months before the expiry of the permit.
  • A renewal fee is supposed to be paid shall be paid.
  • A research permit may be renewed for a period not exceeding one year at any one time for short term projects of a duration not exceeding 3 years, and two years for long term projects exceeding 3 years.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.


External Links


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Others


  • The License is valid for the proposed research, site and specified period.
  • Both the License and any rights thereunder are non-transferable.
  • NACOSTI may monitor and evaluate the research.
  • The Licensee shall report to relevant government offices in the area of research before commencement
  • Excavation, filming and collection of specimens are subject to further permissions from relevant government agencies.
  • The License does not give authority to transfer research materials.
  • The Licensee shall submit one hard copy and upload a soft copy of their final report within one year of completion of the research.
  • NACOSTI reserves the right to modify the conditions of the License including its cancellation without prior notice.