Dr. Igbinosa- TWAS and IFS grantee

Dr. Etinosa Igbinosa (Senior Lecturer) of the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences was recently awarded the Third World Academy of Sciences  (TWAS) individual research grant (USD 17, 730)  and the International Foundation for Science IFS  research grant USD 10,000 to execute some research projects in the University of Benin. Research equipment and materials have been procured and the projects in progress.

His research interest is molecular microbiology and epidemiology.


Dear Esteemed Colleagues,
Please peruse the attached information about the USAID-funded 

Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Program with researchers and contacts at Nigerian universities who might be seeking funding for scientific research. 

This is especially relevant to researchers in the area of health implementation science with a focus on tuberculosis, maternal and child health, or reproductive health. Research proposals should align with USAID development objectives as laid out in USAID/Nigeria’s CDCS (https://www.usaid.gov/nigeria/cdcs).

Interested researchers should submit a pre-proposal before 

midnight Jan 15, 2016 (Eastern Standard Time) via the U.S. National Academies website at 


Please share this information widely!

Faculty Life Sciences Town and Gown Symposium

Dear esteemed colleagues,
In furtherance of the Vice Chancellor’s  strong desire for academic excellence in the University of Benin, the Faculty/Departmental Town and Gown symposium was initiated.
In compliance with the directive, the Faculty of Life Sciences Town and Gown symposium is scheduled for Wednesday 13th January, 2016 at the Akin Deko Auditorium, University of Benin.
under the distinguished chairmanship of the Vice Chancellor, Prof.  FFO Orumwense FNSE.
Topic: Molecular Mechanizm of Contaminant Toxicity: from the invisible to the ultra visible aspect of Toxicology by Prof Augustine Arukwe- Professor of Molecular Biology and Toxicology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
Environment: Protect it and preserve it by Pst Ize-Iyamu (Former SSG to Edo State Government)
We are all cordially invited.

Fulbright Workshop January 19th 2016

Dear esteemed colleagues,


The Vice Chancellor, Prof. FFO Orumwense FNSE cordially invites ALL to the United States of America RegionalFulbright Workshop  taking place  on January 19-21st 2016,  with Ambassador James Entwistle (US Ambassador to Nigeria)  as Guest speaker.


The knowledge – based workshop is for Nigerian scholars, Lecturers, researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Time: 10am prompt
Venue: Senate Chamber, University of Benin

Time has been set aside to allow for informal interaction with American Consulate representatives and lecturers of the University of Benin. 

Please mark your calendar for this event, and attend punctually.

Royal Society for Pfizer award 2016- For academic staff

Dear colleagues,

Academic staff in Life Sciences, Biomedical and Medical Sciences are kindly encouraged to apply for the  2016 Royal Society Pfizer Award.
This Award recognizes research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the biological sciences, including basic medical science, which contributes significantly to capacity building in Africa.

The recipient will receive a research grant of £11,000 and a personal prize of £1,000.


For full details of how to nominate, please visit the link or see the DVC( Acad).


The closing date for nominations is Monday 1 February 2016.

It is our desire that the  2016 Royal Society Pfizer Award recipient will be from our great University- University of Benin.

DFG-TWAS fellowship for Postdoctoral scientists/researchers

Postdoctoral researchers are kindly encouraged to apply for the
TWAS-DFG Fellowship programme to undertake advanced  academic research in Germany for a duration of three months. 

Submission deadline: 31st March, 2016.

DFG-TWAS will be responsible for the flight ticket to and fro, monthly stipends of 2,350 Euro, research fees, health Insurance etc.

Please for details visit the link: 


Interested academic staff should visit the link above for a German Institute/ host.

More information on the selection criteria can also be obtained from the  office of the DVC(Acad).

The Vice Chancellor -Prof. FFO Orumwense will be pleased to have awardees from our great University- UNIBEN.


Kindly attached the application form.