UniAbuja researchers got N1b grants in 2022 – VC

UniAbuja researchers got N1b grants in 2022 – VC


The University of Abuja, Abuja, says its researchers won a total of N1 billion grants, following publications in first-class journals across the world.


The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, disclosed this on Friday, during the university’s Authors and Researchers’ Recognition and Awards ceremony, organised by the Centre for Sponsored Projects (CSP).


Na’Allah, while presenting the awards to seven researchers, said that the 2022 grants were more than what the university’s researchers got in previous years.


Five, out of the seven award winners, were under the gold category, while two were for silver and bronze categories respectively.


The vice-chancellor urged those leading in research to share their experiences with others, while reiterating that Nigeria could not develop without investing in research.


“If you are a kind of person who has gotten quite a lot, when somebody is developing, please offer to read through the proposal.


“Let every department try the idea of developing committees to do seminars on grants or invite people from other universities to come and give seminars.


“If you need my help as vice-chancellor, I will be ready to support. Let it be done at the faculty level; let there be competition; that is the way it is.


“In 2022, University of Abuja made N1 billion grants. Last year, it was N300 million and it has increased this year.


“I am very proud of you and I’m ready to let the world know this. I also want to give them another promise that next year, it is going to be more than this,” he said.


The Director of CSP, Prof. Obiageli Nnodu, said that the criteria for the awards included papers published in peer-reviewed indexed journals, with impact factor in 2022.


She said that the award categories are Publication-Gold Badge, Publications-Silver Badge and Publication-Bronze Badge.

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