OAUSTECH Researcher Wins USD15,000 Swedish Grant, New Zealand CLIFF-GRAD Doctoral Fellowship

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A Lecturer in the Department of Animal Production and Health, Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, Nigeria, Mr. Maxwell Adeyemi, has won an International Foundation for Science (IFS) research grant worth fifteen thousand US Dollars.

The IFS, won by the thirty-five year old Supare-Akoko born Nigerian researcher, is sponsored by the government of Sweden for early career scholars.

Adeyemi is on his Doctoral programme in Animal Science at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. His research work focuses on the nutritive evaluation of cassava plant meals as diet in life cycle feeding of pigs.

He would use the grant to fund his research.

The OAUSTECH academic was once a winner of the MTN Science and Technology Scholarship Phase II with which he funded his university education for three consecutive years (2010 – 2013).

The Animal scientist was equally a winner of the CLIFF-GRADS Doctoral fellowship sponsored by the government of New Zealand for a six-month stay in the Universidad Technologica Nacional (UTN), Argentina, where he would work on greenhouse gases mitigation strategies of the different diary productive systems of Argentina.

Adeyemi, who joined the services of the School of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources on 1st November, 2018 as Assistant Lecturer, is expected to commence the Swedish IFS research in mid-March 2023.

OAUSTECH Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Temi E. Ologunorisa, congratulated the scholar and wished him a brilliant success in the research endeavour.

He encouraged other staff to emulate the scholar.

Signed
Paul Adeagbo
Deputy Director,
Information Protocol and Public Relations
Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH)
Okitipupa, Nigeria.

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