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OAU TETFund Office/COR/ACE Webinar Series

Programme: Webinar Panel Discussions ON TETfund NRF 2020 Call for Proposals

Date/Sessions/Times:
Session 1: Thursday, 02/07/20 @ 10.00-11.30 AM (100 participants)
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Meeting ID: 95293281311
Password: 4891

Session 2: Thursday, 02/07/20 @ 2.00-3.30 PM (100 participants)
Link : https://zoom.us/j/94962580554?pwd=aWxyRFU4SWVmVXFIVEdtb2I3bzZDZz09
Meeting ID: 94962580554
Password: 4891

Platform: Zoom
Sponsor: ANS-OAU-DW Network
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Grants, Fellowships, Innovations, Scholarships and Other Useful Academic News from the Central Office of Research (COR)

1. COR Website: https://cor.oauife.edu.ng.

 

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3. Fellowships & Grants.

a. Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellowships

Link: FLAIR-FELLOWSHIP

b. The Berlin Global Internship Project Internship Opportunities at the Berlin Global 2020 Application Link

C. CARNEGIE AFRICAN DIASPORA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

d. Gandhi Research Foundation Research Fellowship

e. 2020 McDonald Fellowships

f. OWSD Ph.D. Fellowships

g. The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation International Public Policy Fellowship Program in Inclusive Education in cooperation with UNICEF

h. TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowship Programme

 

4. Academic News from Abroad:

a. Ghana: University of Ghana Scientists Sequence Genomes of Novel Coronavirus

Link: University Sequences Genome of Novel Coronavirus

b. South Africa: Universities mull scenarios in bid to complete academic year.

Link: How to complete academic year

c. Kenya: Mount Kenya University responds to Coronavirus through community engagement.

Link: Coronavirus community engagement

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Professor O.O. Akinkugbe Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife invites suitably qualified candidates to fill the Professor Akinkugbe Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension.

 

  1. JOB

The person appointed shall be expected to:

  • Engage in specific research projects with defined targets within the broad theme of

CKD and Hypertension related kidney disease. Such engagement could be in a significant component of either a new study or an ongoing study.

  • Undertake teaching and mentoring as related to Nephrology and Hypertension;
  • Produce a fundable research proposal, for further sustainability of the programme;
  • The Fellow shall work collaboratively with colleagues in other relevant Departments as the study may involve/include Paediatrics, Community Medicine, Nutrition, Sociology, Clinical Pharmacology and Laboratory Medicine. The Fellowship will be hosted in the Renal Unit of the Department of Medicine.
  • The Fellow shall be responsible to the Head, Department of Medicine.
  • Successful applicants will be required to sign an undertaking/agreement that the grant will be acknowledged in any publication arising from the research and will be required to provide a report on completion of the Fellowship
  1. ELIGIBILITY

The successful applicant to this position shall be called, “Professor Akinkugbe Post-Doctoral Fellow in Nephrology and Hypertension”, in the sense that he/she must have earned it by his/her scientific background and potential to develop a strong research career in Nephrology and Hypertension.

A candidate for the position must:

  • Be an academic or researcher at a recognized Nigerian University.
  • Be Lecturer 1/equivalent and above.
  • Demonstrate interest in Nephrology and Hypertension, through research output.
  • Present a completed ethically sound research proposal addressing critical health issues of

concern to the society in Nephrology and Hypertension (within the core Clinical Sciences and/or Social Medicine).

  • Not be a staff of the Department of Medicine OAU/OAUTHC.

 

  1. EVALUATION CRITERIA

The applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Applicant’s scientifi­c background and potential to develop a strong research career in Nephrology and Hypertension.
  • Uniqueness of the research idea.
  • Clinical relevance or importance, especially to Nigeria.
  • Clarity and appropriateness of the research plan.
  • Expertise and capability of the investigator.
  • Project Supervisor must be domiciled at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

 

  1. D.

     Each award will be up to a maximum of ₦2,000,000.

            The package includes the following:

  1. Research Allowance (based on research proposed and may be up to (N 500,000.00);
  2. Monthly stipend (N224,567.53);
  • Local transport and travelling Allowance; and
  1. Housing (Accommodation or allowance in lieu of official accommodation) maximum of N 150,000.00.

 

  1. TENURE

            The Fellowship is for  4 months

  1. CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

As contained in “Obafemi Awolowo University Conditions of Service for Senior Staff”

  1. METHOD OF APPLICATION
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Motivation letter, not to exceed three (3) pages indicating:
  • Applicant’s interest in the fellowship.
  • The impact the Fellowship will have on their careers in Nephrology and Hypertension.
  • Scientific merit of the proposed research project including originality of research question(s), and
  • Well-elaborated statement on the policy relevance of the research in Nigeria.
  1. Two confidential reports (at least one must come from a faculty member with extensive knowledge of applicant’s academic history and performance.
  2. Evidence of application for or ethical approval of the research protocol by an

Approved Ethical Review Board.

  1. Summary of proposal including the following information:
  • originality of research question(s); clarity and adequacy of the study design;
  • demonstrate knowledge of relevant and current literature; detailed analysis plan; ethical considerations, etc.,
  • describe the type(s) of experiments or other proposed work and the major

methods that will be used.

  • describe the facilities and personnel required to conduct the study.
  • provide a discussion of the data that is expected to be obtained and the means by which the data will be analysed and interpreted, i.e. the statistical methods.

Applicants should submit PDF format of complete application materials to kkole@ .edu.ng while ten (10) soft bound copies of same application materials and two (2) sealed referee reports marked “confidential” should be submitted.

The curriculum vitae should be according to the following format:

  1. Personal Data
  2. Full Name (Surname First)
  3. Date of Birth
  4. Contact Details including Email Address and Telephone Numbers
  5. Nationality
  6. State of Origin
  7. Permanent Home Address
  8. Marital Status
  9. Number of Children and their Ages
  10. Next of Kin
  11. Contact Details of Next of Kin
  12. Present Status
  13. Educational Background
  14. Work Experience with Dates
  15. Membership of Professional Bodies
  16. Publications
  17. Professional Accomplishment
  18. Conferences, Seminars and Workshop Attended with Dates
  19. Current Research Activities
  20. Names and Addresses of Referees
  21. Signature and Date
  22. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

All applications should be forwarded to The Head, Department of Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State not later than six (6) weeks from the date of publication of this advertisement.

MRS. MARGARET I. OMOSULE

Registrar and Secretary to Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vice-Chancellor Presents Patent Certificates to Patentees

SPEECH DELIVERED BY IPTTO’S DIRECTOR; PROF. M. O. ILORI AT THE PRESENTATION OF PATENT CERTIFICATES BY THE VICE-CHANCELLOR PROF. E. O. OGUNBODEDE TO THE PATENTEES ON TUESDAY JANUARY 28TH, 2020 AT FLOOR O, OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE.


I will like to start by congratulating the University Management for this great achievement that we are all celebrating today. The support of the University Management so far has made this possible.

The Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO), Obafemi Awolowo University is the Office responsible for managing the Intellectual Property Assets (IPAs) of the University. The Office is also meant to transfer the IPAs of the University to the industry and interested entrepreneurs for commercial exploitation. IPTTO has over the years been executing her mandate of generating IPAs for the University despite the challenge of not receiving any imprest or financial allocation to run the office for over one and a half years.

The Office has continued to be involved in Sensitization workshops and Seminars on IP matters in the University; Assisting researchers in filing and processing their Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs); Organizing training workshops and conferences to commemorate World IP day and Promoting the value of IP Assets generated from the university research activities.

In the recent past, ten Patent Certificates had been processed through IPTTO for researchers in the University. These certificates were presented by the Vice-Chancellor to the patentees. Today, we have an additional seven Patent Certificates and one Trademark Acceptance Letter, which will be presented to the recipients by the Vice-Chancellor. It gladness my heart that the sensitization activities of IPTTO within the OAU Community are yielding positive results. Researchers in OAU are now showing interest in getting Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) for their research activities. Also, the collaborative relationship of OAUIPTTO with the Patents and Designs Registry for the processing of patens for researchers/inventors in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has been a success story so far.

IPTTO OAU has made tremendous progress in the area of obtaining IPAs for the University, despite the fact that the office still faces challenges in transferring these IPAs to the industry and entrepreneurs. To further encourage the generation of more Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in the University, IPTTO will like to advise the University Management to consider subsidizing or totally taking up the expenses for IPRs processing for researchers in the University. Obtaining patents is a great achievement that projects a good image of the University and also plays a significant role in facilitating University-Industry Linkages. To this end, I will like to plead with the University Management to kindly consider paying more attention to supporting IPTTO in terms of funding and employing more personnel in order to have more success stories in the area of Technology Transfer and IP Commercialization, which may serve as a sustainable channel of generating revenue for the University.

IPTTO is focused on continually projecting the good image of the university, through the promotion, protection, and management of IP Assets of the university. We will also not relent in our efforts to ensure these IP Assets are transferred to the industry for the benefit of all stakeholders. We believe with the continuous support of the university management, this vision shall be achieved.


Thank you.

 

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PATENT CERTIFICATES

 1. Inventors: Olatunde Matthew AFOLABI and Dr. Surajudeen Olanrewaju OBAYOPO
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Title: Development of a Biogas Fired Dryer

2. Inventor: Dr. Oluwadare OGUNLADE
Department: Physiological Science
Title: Sex Prediction Electrocardiographic Appliance (SPEA)

3. Inventor: Prof. Anthony Adebolu ELUJOBA
Department: Pharmacognosy
Title: Jeddy Decoction: a pharmaceutically-composed herbal formulation for Jedijedi, a disease syndrome in Nigerian indigenous medicine

4. Inventor: Dr. Tunde Afolabi MORAKINYO
Department: Food Science and Technology
Title: A Multi-purpose Diesel-Fired Fire-in-tube Vertical Insulated Boiler

5. Inventor: Dr. Stella Mojisola ADEYEMO
Department: Microbiology
Title: TIGER NUT YOGHURT_. Assessment of the Nutritional Quality of Lactic Acid Bacteria Fermentation of Tiger Nut (Cyperusesculentus)_milk for Yoghurt Production and its use as weaning food in infants

6. Inventors: Olufemi Bamidele DARAMOLA, Nkem TORIMIRO, and Samson Oluwagbemiga ALAYANDE
Department: Microbiology O.A.U, Ile-Ife, and First Technical University, Ibadan
Title: Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles for Optical Detection of Escherichia coli

7. Inventor: Dr. Olufisayo Stephen BABALOLA
Department: Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Title: Community Theft Proof Power Captive System


TRADEMARK ACCEPTANCE

8. Mark Owner: Victoria, O. Idowu.
Title: WeRecruitt Services
Service Class: Class 35; Basic No – 350068 – Personnel Recruitment



CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF PATENTS PROCESSED BY IPTTO FOR THE UNIVERSITY

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The Translational Pharmacokinetic Research Group (TPRG)

The Translational Pharmacokinetic Research Group (TPRG), Faculty of Pharmacy, is pleased to invite you to an open special seminar. This is part of a one-week international pharmacometrics course with pre-registered early-career participants drawn from Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The course is being taught by Prof. Leon Aarons and Dr Kayode Ogungbenro (OAU alumnus) from the University of Manchester, and Dr. Paolo Denti and Mr Mahmoud Abdelwahab from the University of Cape Town. It is sponsored by Pharmacometrics Africa with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. TPRG collaborates with and shares Pharmacometrics Africa's goal to build pharmacometrics capacity on the African continent.

Seminar Title: What Have Models Ever Done for You?
Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Time: 3 - 4 pm

Venue: Board Room (B312), Faculty of Pharmacy
Speaker: Professor Leon Aarons, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

About the Seminar: People involved in the drug development process are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of studying the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics of the drug in the population interest as soon as possible.In this seminar Prof. Aarons will discuss the advantages of using a modelling approach to analyse and interpret pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data. Using some case studies, he will discuss some of the issues with modelling and how simple models in some cases are preferred to complex models. Finally he will show some examples where mixed effects modelling allows the interpretation of pharmacokinetic data where a model independent approach is not possible. This will be of great interest to anyone interested in drug development and clinical use, especially in the College of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Pharmacyand the Faculty of Science.


About the Speaker: Professor Leon Aarons is a Professor in Manchester Pharmacy School at the University of Manchester, UK. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, he went to Manchester in 1976. His major research interests lie in the area of pharmacokinetics. He has a general interest in the subject as a whole but has a special interest in data analysis and interpretation. He collaborates with members of the pharmacokinetic group in Manchester and also with other scientists in industry and academia throughout Europe. His current activities revolve around population pharmacokinetics. He is a member on various committees promoting research including the United Kingdom Pharmacokinetic Discussion Group and is a member of the management committee of COST B25. He is European Editor of the Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics and Executive Editor of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

This will be a great seminar and we look forward to seeing you.

Best regards,

Adeniyi Olagunju

For TPRG

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Important Notice to OAU Research Community in respect of TETFund National Research Fund (NRF)

Please find below important information in respect of the following:

1. NOTIFICATION DOCUMENT: TETFUND-NATIONAL-RESEARCH-FUND CONCEPT-NOTE-DETAILS-AND-FORMAT –
Click here to download Concept Note
Click here to download Concept Note Guideline .

2. SUBMISSION FORMAT: SOFT COPY (NEW FLASH DRIVE + EMAIL COPY) + HARD COPY (2 SETS)

3. SUBMISSION EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4. SUBMISSION DEADLINE AT OAU TETFUND OFFICE: 12TH AUGUST, 2019.

5. OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION: https://www.tetfund.gov.ng

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2020 Taiwan Research Grant Program and Fellowship for OAU Lecturers

2020 TAIWAN RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM

The 2020 Taiwan Research Grant Program is open to OAU lecturers to benefit from next year's Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) research grant program. The program is for foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors (including post-doctoral researchers) and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies in your university, to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institution in Taiwan.

The research is expected to focus on Taiwan or Chinese for a period of one to twelve months, with CCS providing assistance with research institutions, and the use of CCS facilities, etc. In addition, the researcher is further assisted with one round-trip, economy-class ticket for the most direct route to Taiwan and monthly research subsidy at the beginning of each month, divided into four levels: Professors, associate professor, assistant professor, and doctoral candidate.

The actual amount of the research subsidy is reasonably determined by CCS Advisory Committee.

Interested researchers are to fill out the Application form online, as well as submit a hard copy with their Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publication), researcher plan and letters of recommendation to this office before May 22, 2019. For the online application and additional information for prospective Researchers, please kindly direct them to visit: http://ccs.ncl.edu.tw/ccs2/ENGLISH/information.aspx

2020 TAIWAN FELLOWSHIP

The yearly Taiwan Fellowship opens in May for OAU staff and other qualified academicians in Nigeria interested in pursuing researches related to Taiwan.

The fellowship offered by the Ministry of Foreign affair of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is for Scholars and Researchers to conduct advanced research at the universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. The application process will begin in May 2019 and close on June 30, 2019. The successful applicant will begin their research in Taiwan in January 2020.

The researches subject should be related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, the Asia-Pacific region, and Sinology. Eligible candidates include Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, or doctoral program students at related department of universities, or research fellows at an equivalent level in academic institutions.

The Taiwan Fellowship welcomes interested Nigerians candidates who are encouraged to log on to http://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw to fill out the online application form, before the June 30, 2019 deadline.

The recipient of the Fellowship will benefit as: monthly grants of NT$60,000 about US$2,000 are paid to professors, associate professors, researcher fellows; while assistant professors, assistant research fellows, or doctoral candidates are paid NT$50,000 about US$1,650, at the beginning of every month, during the research period expected to last between three to twelve months.

Secondly, a recipient is further assisted with one round-trip, economy-class ticket for the most direct route to Taiwan.

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OAU Scholar wins AIMS awards research grant in Climate Change Science

OAU Scholar wins AIMS awards research grant in Climate Change Science

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) announces the first cohort of the Small Research Grants in Climate Change Science Dr. Ayansina Ayanlade is among six recipients of the award.

The AIMS Small Research Grants in Climate Change is part of the Mathematical Science for Climate Change Resilience (MS4CR) program which is made possible by a grant from Canada’s International Development Research Centre, with the support of Global Affairs Canada, and administered by AIMS.

The six grantees were selected through a rigorous review and selection process. Their projects will include among others: developing localized ‘clean energy’ models for off-grid applications in rural communities. This will increase access to a sustainable supply of ‘clean energy’, especially because such communities usually lack access to grid electricity or are unable to afford electricity. Additionally, off-grid energy reduces greenhouse gas emission through a reduction in the usage of hazardous fossil fuel-powered technologies (coal, natural gas, or petroleum) for energy production. Off-grid energy technologies can therefore significantly lower health risk, reduce energy prices and improve livelihoods. Additional projects will investigate the effects of climate change on the yields of important cash crops (coffee and tea) in Rwanda, and how best farmers in Nigeria can sustainably adapt to climate change etc.

Over the next four years, 16 small research grants will be awarded to outstanding early career African researchers to fund projects that can contribute to strengthening climate change resilience on local and/or global scales.

Dr. Ayansina Ayanlade is a Researcher and Lecturer in the Department of Geography, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and a Project Associate under the Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) core projects of International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). Ayansina completed his PhD in Geography in King’s College London, United Kingdom. His research interest is in land-climate processes, climate change studies, and application of Remote Sensing and GIS to land-atmospheric interactions. He has also been a recipient of scientific awards including awards from the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF); the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA); the Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement in Sub-Saharan Africa (CIRCLE), the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Kenya.

His project aims to examine rural farmers’ perception of climate change and their adaptive capacities in Nigeria. The major goal of the study is to evaluate the key factors that determine rural crop and livestock farmers’ preference for selected adaptation technologies and consequently appraise whether particular perceptions of climate change/variability are consistent with climatic trend analysis. The research will explore spatiotemporal changes in climate, how to enhance sensitivities to climate change impacts and adaptive capacities of smallholder farmers through climate-smart agriculture.

The research proposes to reduce the toll of farmers during climate hazards by developing methods to assess crop sensitivities to climate change, and improve farmers’ adaptation strategies, thereby quantifying trade-offs amongst modelling results to enhance policy making, inform the decision-making of best economic adaptation options. For climate change adaptation policies to be effective, local knowledge should be used in conjunction with scientific research knowledge systems. This research will thus be helpful for better policy decision-making in relation to climate change issues and such a decision-support tool will be instrumental in enhancing policy development and innovation.

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