The University of Ibadan Research Foundation has developed a Research Career Development Grant Initiative (CGD) designed to strengthen the research base and enhance the scholastic standards at the University of Ibadan. The current phase of the initiative focuses on Agriculture, Energy, Health and Humanities The University of Ibadan through CDG provides funding support to young members of the University in their efforts to develop expertise and become leaders in research areas relevant to the mission of the university. And useful for national Development Agenda. The support of the recipients of the awards includes annual sojourn at international institutions providing opportunities to acquire new skills, expertise and access to facilities and equipment that are not readily available in the country. The international collaborations developed through the sojourn will also facilitate transfer of new technologies to the University of Ibadan. The CDG has been developed as a platform for the University of Ibadan to recognize the nurture talents among staff and faculties as a prerequisite to retain the position of the University of Ibadan as the premier provider of of the best quality of education, research, training and services to the students and stakeholders in the region
UIRF supports 3 Career Grants at 7.5 Million Naira each. Currently each of the 7.5 Million is in support of the recipients for three years. Our aim is to support 10 Research Career Development Fellows each year in order to generate a critical mass of research leaders for the University of Ibadan and Nigeria.