·         The primary mission of the UIR-Foundation is to award and manage research grants funded by the University as a novel initiative to sustain the research base and strengthen the scholastic standards at the University.  It will provide frameworks to facilitate continuous scholarship and professional development of the staff in order for them to build on their primary training and expertise.   The Foundation is intended as a means for the University to recognize, nurture and retain talents among its staff and faculty. Access to international grants will be enhanced and platforms will be built to foster participation in novel research that will bring new capacities for the individual staff as well as innovative facilities for the University of Ibadan.