Described as multi-dimensional self-initiated, curiosity-driven inquiry that necessitates high investment risks, it addresses new phenomena as well as pushes the frontiers of knowledge. Blue Skies-type of research is associated with fundamental and basic research programmes. The objectives of the Blue Skies funding instrument are:

  • To provide space and time for research to push the frontiers of knowledge and to encourage imagination through scientific and scholarly endeavours
  • To support and sustain communities of critical and free thinkers
  • To promote and encourage diversity in research for re-imagining disciplines or academies.
  • To bring about new and unpredictable scientific, technological, scholarly discoveries, interpretations, understandings and knowledge.

Contact Person: Kaluke Mawila