• coordinate the development of research policy for the University;
  • oversee the implementation of funded research projects in the University;
  • oversee the implementation of an award scheme for outstanding research in the University;
  • expand external donor sources to support institutional priorities;
  • improve the relationship between the University and funding organizations;
  • receiveĀ  yearly releases of funds from Management based on approved budget;
  • manage the approved funds allocated to it by the University Management and submit reports;
  • initiate actions to promote research and grantsmanship among staff;
  • initiate capacity development programmes for staff of the University; and
  • provide physical and logistical support for funded research.