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