Welcome to National Science and Technology Council

The National Science and Technology Council is a statutory body through which the Government of the republic of Zambia directs policy on the development and application of science and technology in the country. It was established by the Science and Technology Act No. 26 of 1997.

Science and Technology in Zambia is guided by the National Policy on Science & Technology.

The broad objective of NSTC, as stipulated in the S&T Act No. 26 of 1997 is to promote science and technology so as to improve the quality of life in Zambia.



2017 – 2018 Call For Science and Technology Innovation Youth Fund (STIYF) Project Proposals

We wish to kindly inform you that the 2017 – 2018 Call for STYIF Project Proposals closed on 15th September, 2017. Hence we are not receiving any more applications.

Kindly be on the lookout for the next call which will be communicated on our various media platforms.

Thank you.



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The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) of Zambia in collaboration with the National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) of Malawi will co-host the 6th Global Research Council (GRC) Africa Regional Meeting on 24th November, 2017 in Livingstone, Southern Zambia. The Global Research Council is dedicated to promoting the sharing of data and best practices for high-quality collaboration among funding agencies worldwide.

On the sidelines of the GRC Africa Regional Meeting the NSTC and the NCST will also co-host the Science Granting Councils Initiative’s (SGCI) Annual Forum and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Workshop on 22nd & 23rd November, 2017 and the Zambia Science Conference 2017 characterized by a Research Symposium focused on Animal and Livestock Sciences on 23rd & 24th November, 2017.

For any information or inquiries contact:

Mr. Filipo Zulu – fzulu@nstc.org.zm

Mr. Mike Kachedwa – mkachedwa@ncst.mw

Other Contact details: NSTC (Zambia) on +260 211 255854, email: nstc@nstc.org.zm NCST on +265 1 771 550 (Malawi) email: grc@nstc.org.zm or directorgeneral@ncst.mw (Malawi)

[Registration] – 6th Global Research Council (GRC) Africa Regional Meeting

[Registration] – Zambia Science Conference 2017 (Research/Academic Symposium)

[Registration] – Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) Annual Forum and Workshop

More information about this event will be provided on this website and the official NSTC and the NCST Facebook Page