Ekiti state university has taken another step in attracting research funds. This time, the College of Medicine of the University has organized a two- day workshop on how to write research proposals which would attract grants.
The workshop, according to the Provost of the College of Medicine, Professor Kehinde Oluwadiya was geared to conform with the vision of the university on revenue generation through research, particularly, writing research proposals that would attract financial assistance from donors.
He informed the Vice chancellor, Professor Sam Oye Bandele who declared the workshop open, that the workshop would empower participants to seek grants from organizations in the Unites States and elsewhere.
The Vice Chancellor, while declaring open the two-day workshop, commended the Provost of the College of Medicine and staff for organizing such a workshop in line with the vision of the university, particularly, in the area of revenue generation. He promised to support any endeavour in the university that would sustain and increase the revenue base of the institution.
According to him, the workshop on research grant writing would accelerate access to funding from international donors and agencies.
One of the invited experts, Dr. Eme Owoaje, from the University of Ibadan, noted that academic staff could generate funds for universities through purposeful research proposals. She noted that generation of funds should not be left in the hands of non-teaching staffs alone in Nigerian Universities, saying: “It is imperative to look out for innovation or new ways to access funds and funding opportunities locally and internationally”.
The two-day workshop which took place inside the conference room of the Information and Communication Technology [ICT] center of the university was attended by several members of staff of the College of Medicine.