Monday, November 29, 2021

FUTA Lecturer wins International Grant

Dr Gideon Idowu has won the 2021 Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Grant for Africa after beating 292 Candidates to emerge as the Sole winner of the grant.
The Grant is to aid Dr Idowu research work focusing on the effects of Microplastics and contaminants on the environment.
A statement read from the organisers read;

“After a continent-wide search, with entries from 27 countries across Africa, award-winning Dr. Gideon Idowu from the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Nigeria, is the 3rd recipient of the annual Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer (JWO) Research Grant of US$150,000. The grant was awarded to Dr. Idowu on the 5th of November at an event hosted by Oppenheimer Generations at Circa Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Idowu will use the grant for research work focusing on the effects of microplastics and chemical contaminants on the environment.

Through Dr. Idowu’s research work, policymakers and communities will gain a better understanding of the effects of microplastics and chemical contaminants on people and the environment.

The JWO Research Grant seeks to support an emerging researcher from Africa, who leads innovative research focused on the natural environment, including, but not limited to; environmental science, conservation, geology, and archaeology. The research should address a real-world, African issue of current and future importance”, the organisers .”

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