IADS Wins $50,000 Research Grant


The Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS) of the University of Lagos has won a research grant of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).

The feat is a collaborative effort of Dr. Akinmayowa Akin-Otiko from the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS) alongside researchers in the Faculty of Arts; Dr. Oluwatoyin Olokodana-James, Dr. Francis O. Falako, Dr. Nweke, Florence Ewomazino and Dr. Paul Onovoh of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Morehouse College, Atlanta, U.S.A.

The $50,000 research grant which is under a project titled “Engaging African Realities: Integrating Social Sciences within African Theology” is funded by the Nagel Institute of Calvin University with support from the Templeton Religion Trust.

The grant is to fund a research project entitled: Nollywood and Evangelical Films: Exploring Nigerian Cinema in relation to African Traditional Histories, Values and Spirituality.

The research grant commences on the 1st of July, 2021 and will run till 30th of May, 2023.

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos; Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe FAS congratulates the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS) and the scholars for the noble feat which he says, aligns with his vision and efforts to promote research and innovation in the University. Prof Ogundipe assures the entire team involved in the project of his goodwill and support during the research.

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