THE Federal University of Technology Akure ( FUTA ), has scored yet another laurel, with its lecturer, Dr. Gideon Idowu, emerging winner of the 2021 Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer (JWO) Research Grant for Africa.

His entry was adjudged better than others from 27 countries.

The institution has won international research grants continuously for outstanding presentations in recent years.

According to the organizers of the research, Dr. Idowu won the award after his entry was adjudged the best from a pool of 292 entries from applicants from 27 African countries.

The grant is under the aegis of the Oppenheimer Generations Research & Conservation.

‘”After a continent-wide search, with entries from 27 countries across Africa, we are pleased to announce that 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.” The organizers said while announcing the winner.

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, according to organizers, should address a real-world, African issue of current and future importance”.

ice Chancellor of FUTA, Professor Joseph Fuwape, while congratulating Dr. Idowu described the grant as another validation of the excellence and global relevance of FUTA, its faculty members and students.

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