The Directorate of Grant Writing and Management was established in 2009 to carry out the two key functions of (i) Grant writing and (ii) Grant management. The Directorate is a key establishment of the Kenyatta University Strategic and Vision Plan (2005 – 2015, revised 2010) to spearhead resource mobilization efforts. Grants comprise of awards that contribute to specified capacity building activity of the university, and which do not have to be repaid. These may include financial resources, equipment, materials, personnel or other resources. Following the establishment of the Division of Research, Innovation and Outreach (RIO) in 2014, the responsibilities of the Directorate have been re-defined to focus specifically on writing University grants on either projects or multidisciplinary research. In line with this mandate the Directorate will work with Kenyatta University fraternity (faculty and administrators, other stakeholders) to develop grant proposals focusing primarily on multidisciplinary issues including institutional training grants, infrastructure development, scholarships, and other types of capacity building grants. Multidisciplinary grants will include funding for projects that encourage and enhance research, creative and scholarly activities. The goal is to enhance the competitiveness of applications for external funding and to foster generation of innovative, collaborative ideas that advance KU initiatives and interests.