Unijos Secures TETfund NRF Research Grants Worth Over 300 Million Naira
UNIVERSITY OF JOS, JOS NIGERIA
(OFFICE OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR)
INFORMATION, PUBLICATIONS, PUBLIC RELATIONS & PROTOCOL DIVISION
UNIJOS SECURES TETFUND NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND GRANTS WORTH OVER THREE HUNDRED MILLION NAIRA
The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) has awarded a total sum of Three Hundred and Nine Million, Nine Hundred and Twenty-Four Thousand, Nine Hundred & Sixty-Eight Naira, Seventy-Two Kobo (N309,924,968.72) to Nine Research Teams from the University of Jos under the 2023 National Research Fund (NRF) Intervention.
Each of the Research Teams was awarded the sum of between Twenty-Six Million Naira (N26m) and Forty-Six Million Naira (N46,000,000) to carry out the various Research projects.
The NRF Research Grant aims at promoting impactful Research activity in Public Tertiary Education Institutions in Nigeria in line with the TETfund mandate of promoting and supporting research activities in the country.
The Research Grant Award Letters were conveyed to the Vice-Chancellor, University of Jos, Professor Tanko Ishaya, by the TETfund Executive Secretary, Arc. Sonny Echono to enable the beneficiary Researchers in the University contribute meaningfully to National Development. Each of the Research Grants has a 24-month completion timeline from the date of payment of the first tranche, while the institution is expected to submit periodic progress reports of the various Researches to TETfund.
Handing over the Grant Award Letters to the Principal Research Investigators, the Vice-Chancellor congratulated them and members of their Teams for securing the Research Grants and advised them to make judicious use of the funds in line with the Research terms. Professor Tanko announced the setting up of a Project Monitoring Committee headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) to monitor the progress of Research activities in the University and report same to TETFUND.
The Vice-Chancellor expressed delight that the University had tripled the number of TETfund Research Grants from last year noting that the University would be among the institutions with the highest number of Acceptances this year. However, according to him, it is not enough to just write a successful Grant application but the beneficiary Researchers are also expected to deliver their Research results on time and on budget.
Among the Team leaders benefitting from the NRF Research Grants are Professors Carol Luka Domkat and Longdet Ishaya Yohanna as well as Dr. Kutshik Richard Joseph, all from the Department of Biochemistry while Professor Karuri Gloria Samuel is from the Department of General and Applied Psychology.
Other Team leaders are Professor Goni Dogo Abraham, the Director, African Centre of Excellence in Phytomedicine Research Development (ACEPRD), Professor Aguiyi John Chinyere from the Department of Pharmacology, Professor Alemika Taiwo of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Professor Embu Henry Yammoh, from the Department of Anesthetics and Dr. Omale Simeon of the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiary Research Teams, Professor Longdet Ishaya Yohanna appreciated TETfund for providing the Research Grants and pledged that they will work hard to make the University of Jos proud by dedicating their knowledge, time and skills to deliver on their mandate.
Professor Longdet, who is also Director of the University’s Centre for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, commended the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tanko Ishaya for raising the morale of Researchers in the University by organizing Seminars, Workshops and other Research Proposal Writing training programmes through the University’s Office of Research and Development (ORD), which is now yielding positive results.
Highpoint of the occasion was the presentation of the Award Letters to the Principal Research Investigators.
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