The Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Research Grant (JWO Research Grant) was established to honour the late Mrs Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer and continue her extensive contribution to and passion for Africa, the environment, and science.
Applications open 20 March 2023
Congratulations to our 2022 JWO Research Grant Recipient, Dr Elizabeth le Roux
Our Top 6 Finalists
The six finalists who are in line to win this year’s $150 000 USD Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Research Grant have been selected. The top three will be announced on August 31, during the OGRC Tipping Points webinar which will host a discussion between the finalists on their research objectives in the context of the range of pressing environmental issues facing Africa.
Dr Alice Karanja
Mainstreaming Neglected and Underutilized Crop Species for Food and Livelihood Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa (NUSRE).
Dr Bridget Bobadoye
Rapid surveillance of re-emerging zoonotic diseases as bio-security threats along the African great green wall borderlines: Implications for one health approach in Africa.
Dr Tiwonge Ivy Mzumara-Gawa
Inclusive freshwater pollution monitoring using bacteria and fish-based biomarkers to determine ecosystem health.
Dr Elizabeth Le Roux
Cattle corridors - aligning ecological processes and local livelihoods.
Dr Gideon Idowu
Microplastics and plastic-derived chemical contaminants in Africa: Implication on human health and the loss of aquatic biodiversity
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