See what Tribune Have to Say About the Success of Grant Writing and Winning Workshop



The Tai Solarin University of Education, in collaboration with Depecos Institutions and Development Centre (DIaDeRC), recently hosted a transformative workshop focused on “Grant Writing, Winning, and Rewardable Scholarly Career in Africa.” The two-day event aimed to equip researchers with the essential skills to craft compelling grant-winning research proposals.

Opening the workshop, TASUED’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwole Sikiru Banjo, highlighted the critical role of research in academia, emphasizing the need for more attention and support in this area. He stressed that while teaching and community service are vital, research deserves equal focus.

With over 80 participants from both private and public institutions, including professors and researchers, the workshop addressed a pressing issue: the challenge of writing proposals that secure funding. Professor Samuel Ekundayo, Director of TASUED’s Directorate of Research and External Relations, lamented the common struggle among researchers, noting that often, good ideas are hindered by poor presentation.

In response, the workshop aimed to bridge this gap, ensuring researchers receive the necessary guidance and mentorship. Professor Evans Osabuohien, Chair of DIaDeRC, emphasized the importance of mentorship in researchers’ success stories, underscoring the African Mentorship Network initiative.

Moreover, DIaDeRC introduced the HR Solutions Portal during the workshop, offering a valuable resource for job seekers to connect with potential employers. Professor Osabuohien outlined the vision for ongoing support, with similar workshops planned quarterly, pending adequate funding.

Notable figures, including the Ogun State Commissioner for Education and former vice chancellor of TASUED, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu, attended the opening session virtually, demonstrating widespread recognition of the workshop’s significance.

Through collaborative efforts like these, institutions like TASUED and organizations like DIaDeRC are not only enhancing research capabilities but also fostering a supportive environment for African researchers to thrive. With continued dedication and investment, the future of African scholarship looks promising.

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