UNILAG wins $50,000 grant

The Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS) of the University of Lagos has recently won a research grant of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000).

The grant was won as a joint effort of Dr. Akinmayowa Akin-Otiko from the Institute together with researchers from the Faculty of Arts; Dr. Oluwatoyin Olokodana-James, Dr. Francis O. Falako, Dr. Nweke, Florence Ewomazino and Dr. Paul Onovoh of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Morehouse College, Atlanta, U.S.A.

Funded by the Nagel Institute of Calvin University with support from the Templeton Religion Trust, the sum was granted under a research project titled, “Engaging African Realities: Integrating Social Sciences within African Theology”.

The grant commences on the 1st of July, 2021 and runs till 30th of May, 2023 and is intended to fund a research project entitled: Nollywood and Evangelical Films: Exploring Nigerian Cinema in relation to African Traditional Histories, Values and Spirituality.


The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos; Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has congratulated the Institute and the scholars for the noble feat saying that it was in line with his vision for the university to advance research and innovation. He also assured the team of his support during the time line of the research.


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