Read 2182 times 14 July 2023

A lecturer from Osun State University, Dr. (Mrs.) Bayo-Olugbami Adedamola has won two international travel grants amounting to the sum of three thousand six hundred Euros. A statement released by the University’s Public Relations Officer, Ademola Adesoji, on Friday, 14th July, 2023 confirmed the award, citing a letter signed by the Director of Grants and Programs of the International Britain Research Organization (IBRO), Dr. Rebecca Hadid.

With these travel grants, Dr. (Mrs) Bayo-Olugbami will be attending the 16th International Conference of the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa (SONA), in Johannesburg, South Africa between 11th and 14th July, 2023, and will be making a presentation at the programme. An IBRO World Travel grant of 1,600 Euros is awarded to be utilized for this purpose. The young female scholar will also be attending the 11th World Congress of Neuroscience taking place in Granada, Spain between 9th September and 13th September, 2023 for which another IBRO World Travel grant award of 2,000 Euros has been awarded.

Reacting to Dr. Adedamola’s award, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor ‘Ayo Clement Adebooye, expressed happiness at the grantee’s selection and the various feats achieved by the University’s academics in the past year in the area of research grants. The Vice-Chancellor said “Pursuant to the vision of this administration to encourage and facilitate cutting-edge and high-end research of national and global relevance, I am happy that academic staff of this University have been pulling their weight to win high-grossing research grants geared towards solving national and intercontinental challenges. It shows that we are living up to our corporate aspirations and expectations of a responsive citadel of learning. I congratulate Dr. (Mrs.) Bayo-Olugbami Adedamola on this feat and for making the University proud.”

Adesoji further said that the grantee competed with other early career Neuroscientists from different parts of the world, and was found to be the best for the globally competitive award. It is remarkable to note that the University has kept doubling its efforts to increase its local relevance and global recognition. These efforts have led to innumerable gains in the first half of the year, with the specific examples of the multi-million-dollar research grants pulled by scholars from different multi-national organisations for different cutting-edge research in the institution. The University had successfully hosted tens of scholars from different parts of Europe, Americas and African continents for its sustainable development dialogue, just as it is currently hosting two scholars from universities in the United States on a three-month teaching and research collaboration funded by the Carnegie Foundation, United States of America.

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