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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 close 3 MAY 2024

JWO Grant: Top tips for researchers

Join this webinar for insights into the criteria and application requirements for the Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer (JWO) annual research grant.

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Dr Lovamenjanahary Marline

Our Top 5 Finalists

The five 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, and the winner will be announced at the 12th Oppenheimer Research Conference set to take place from the 4th – 6th of October 2023

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Dr Lovanomenjanahary Marline

Dr Lova Marline

Bioindicators of biodiversity, air quality and climate change: leveraging non-charismatic groups, bryophytes and lichens, in the tropical Afro-Malagasy Region.

Dr Mohamed Henriques

Dr Mohamed Henriques

Migrant shorebirds as sentinels of local ecological changes in key African wetlands with global.

Dr Yolandi Schoeman

Dr Yolandi Schoeman

BioCredits: Regenerating Africa's Landscape bio-intelligently.

Dr Matthew Burnett

Dr Matthew Burnett

Fishers, fish, and fish-eating waterbirds – interactions that can meet the sustainability goals for floodplains.

Dr Shannon Conradie

Dr Shannon Conradie

Linking physics and biology to inform wildlife conservation under global change: an interdisciplinary approach.

2024 Application Timeline

2 April 2024
00:00 (SAST)
Online applications open
03 April 2024
14:00 - 15:00
Q&A Webinar
3 May 2024
00:00 (SAST)
Online applications close
10 June 2024
Full proposal invitation
8 July 2024
00:00 (SAST)
Full proposals due
12 - 16 August 2024
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Interview week for Top 3
10 October 2024
ORC Conference 9-11 October 2024

Successful grant recipient awarded

Previous Winners

2023 RECIPIENT

Dr Lovamenjanhary Marline

Bioindicators of biodiversity, air quality and climate change - leveraging non-charismatic groups, bryophytes and lichens, in the tropical afro-malagasy region.

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2022 RECIPIENT

Dr Elizabeth Le Roux

Cattle corridors - aligning ecological processes and local livelihoods.

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2021 Recipient

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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