UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS
OFFICE OF ADVANCEMENT
VICE CHANCELLOR’S OFFICE
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ABIMBOLA AINA OMOLOLU-MULELE ANNUAL LECTURE ENDOWMENT IN OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY
CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR RESEARCH GRANT AWARD COMPETITION IN OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY (SECOND EDITION)
The Board of Trustees of the Abimbola Aina Omololu-Mulele Annual Lecture in Obstetrics and Gynaecology is desirous to encourage research and create greater awareness of the goals and objectives of the Abimbola Aina Omololu-Mulele Annual Lecture Endowment. The idea arises from the decision of the Board at its meetings on Tuesday 19th July, 2022 to award a limited number of Research Grants yearly to a maximum of Three Million Naira (N3, 000,000.00).The Board, through the award of this Research Grant hopes to encourage University Lecturers/Researchers below the Professorial cadre by boosting their research work and enhance advancement in their chosen career. It is on the basis of the above that the Office of Advancement was directed to develop a Call for Entries for the Abimbola Aina Omololu-Mulele Endowment Research Grant Award Competition in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the 2022 Edition. A Research Grant Committee for assessment of applications has been constituted for the purpose.
The Call for Entries for Research Grant Award Competition in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the 2022 Edition is enclosed.
Rules and Criteria
- The Board of Trustees of the Abimbola Aina Omololu-Mulele Annual Lecture Endowment in Obstetrics and Gynaecology intends to award a limited number of grants yearly to a maximum of Three Million Naira (N3, 000,000.00).
- The Fund is designed for the exclusive use of the applicant’s research. However, the main body of work must be undertaken by the applicant while the non-essential parts may be carried out by other parties.
The Trustees main research interest will vary from year to year and this will be made known during the award of the grant.
- It is expected that the grant will normally be used for the purchase of equipment, services or medical supplies or other related expenses.
- Under the usual conditions of funding, no portion of the grant may be used for personal expenses such as subscriptions to journals or magazines or the payment of a research student stipend and will not normally be used for the purchase of books. Only in exceptional circumstances, and specifically to aid the furtherance of the research programme, may a portion of the grant be used for travel; details of which must be explicitly stated in the application.
Application and Assessment
- Applicants must be members of staff of the University of Lagos.
- Applications are limited to one per applicant or research group and MUST be submitted through the Head of Department.
- Applications from early to mid-career researchers are encouraged.
- Persons employed as research students will not be considered for funding.
- Applicants carrying out research under supervision are required to have their applications signed by their Supervisor.
- All applicants will be required to provide the names of two referees (in addition to that of the Supervisor where Regulation 9 is applicable). Normally, at least one of the referees should work in a different institution. Referees should provide a reference that assesses the content of the research proposal submitted.
- Applicants are required to provide a full research proposal including information on:
i. The nature of the research which he/she desires to engage in and the nature of the scientific results expected to follow there from.
ii. Where the research is to be carried out.
iii. The approximate full cost of the research and a breakdown of the proposed spending (expenditure) should the grant be awarded. This should include quantities and approximate costs for each item.
iv. What other sources of financial assistance are available (if any) to the applicant for the research; whether these are available in this instance and to what value.
- Each applicant will be required to provide a report of approximately 1000 words on the progress of the research, together with a statement of expenditure. The progress report should begin with a summary of the main conclusions of the research. The report itself should include an outline of the work done, techniques used, results obtained, conclusions reached and a judgement of the success or otherwise of the project, together with prospects for future development.
- The applicant will be responsible for providing the reports, progress and final together with a financial statement showing monies received and how disbursed for the general conduct of the research.
- All papers or publications describing investigations conducted with the aid of the Abimbola Aina Omololu-Mulele Research Grant must contain acknowledgement of that fact. One reprint each of such publications should be submitted with the final report as in paragraph 12 above or as soon as possible thereafter.
- A grant will not normally be awarded to the same applicant for more than two consecutive award years.
- The Trustees reserve the right to modify the size of the grants in accordance with the sums annually available in the Endowment Fund.
- The Trustees have the power to alter the above Regulations and to attach any other conditions it may deem desirable.
- The Trustees reserve the right to withhold the grant in the absence of eligible applications in any year.
- The Trustees decision is final and applications cannot be resubmitted or reconsidered in the same round.
DURATION OF APPLICATIONS:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 TO MIDNIGHT OF SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 , 2022.