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UNIOSUN Lecturer Secures $77,000 Research Grant

A lecturer in the department of zoology at Osun State University, Dr. Olabanji Surakat, has secured a research grant valued at $76,790.14 from the End Fund Organisation based in New York, United States of America (USA).

A release by the university’s public relations officer, Ademola Adesoji, revealed that the grant is part of the “Reaching the Last Mile Field Entomology Mentorship Programme”, showcasing the university’s dedication to cutting-edge research.

The title of the project is “Operational Research Project – Multi-country evaluation of modified human landing collection method for collecting simulium damnosum vectors (Nigeria)” aimed to comprehensively evaluate the modified human landing collection method for gathering Simulium damnosum vectors across multiple countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Chad, and Burkina Faso.

The End Fund, renowned for its commitment to eliminating neglected tropical diseases, has granted this award as part of its mentorship programme.

In response to the research endowment, Dr. Surakat expressed gratitude for the pivotal role played by Osun State University in facilitating his participation in the mentorship program.

He emphasised the importance of such programs in nurturing research talent and fostering collaboration on a global scale.

The vice chancellor, Prof. Odunayo Clement Adebooye, who congratulated Surakat, said the grant not only underscores the university commitment to advancing research but also highlights the status of the institution’s faculties globally.


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