Application for research permit

Note: from 25th June 2020, all new research permit application request has to be submitted Online

The following are the documents required for research permit application:

  1. Filled application form to conduct research in Rwanda [Click here to download the form]
  2. Filled affiliation confirmation form [Click here to download the form]  [Check affiliating institutions]
  3. Comprehensive research proposal(Clearly showing research title, purpose of the study, research questions, main/Specific objectives, methodologies, expected outcomes with key measurable indicators and timelines)
  4. Copy of Identity card or passport
  5. CV of principal investigator and research collaborators
  6. Cover Letter addressed to the Executive Secretary of the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST)
  7. Recommendation letters from supervisors (Research Institution and local supervisor)
  8. One passport photo with white background
  9. Payment of research Clearance [Click here for payment details]

Note: Payment of research clearance fee is done upon receipt of a notification email from NCST regarding the approval of the application and this Payment is non-refundable

 

For research extension, the following documents are required:

  1. Request for Research extension form [Click here to download the form]
  2. A letter addressed to the Executive Secretary of NCST requesting for renewal.
  3. A letter from the affiliating institution supporting the application for renewal [Check affiliating institutions]
  4. A comprehensive progress report and a justification for continuation of project
  5. A letter from the sponsor (if any)
  6. One passport photo with white background
  7. Payment of research Clearance extention [Click here for payment details]

Note: Payment of research clearance extension fee is done upon receipt of a notification email from NCST regarding the approval of the application and this Payment is non-refundable

For more information, send and an e-mail to researchpermit@ncst.gov.rw or call 0781030798(From 7 am to 5 pm).

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About NCST

Our core mission is to provide strategic advices and recommendations to the Government on all matters relating to policies, legislation and regulation in the fields of science, technology, research and innovation and monitor the implementation of such policies and legislation. It also mandated to mobilise the National Research and Innovation Fund to facilitate Researchers and Innovators

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National Council for Science and Technology (NCST)
13th Floor, Grand Pension Plaza
KN 2 Avenue, Nyarugenge - Kigali - Rwanda
P.O. Box 2285 Kigali
Phone: +250781030798

info@ncst.gov.rw

http://www.ncst.gov.rw