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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.

Application Due date 27 May 2022

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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.

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Dr Alice Karanja

Dr Alice Karanja

Mainstreaming Neglected and Underutilized Crop Species for Food and Livelihood Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa (NUSRE).

Dr Bridget Bobadoye

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 Sivuyisiwe Situngu

Soil micro-organism response to global climate change drivers..

Dr Tiwonge Ivy Mzumara-Gawa

Dr Tiwonge Ivy Mzumara-Gawa

Inclusive freshwater pollution monitoring using bacteria and fish-based biomarkers to determine ecosystem health.

Dr Elizabeth le Roux

Dr Elizabeth le Roux

Cattle corridors: Aligning ecological processes and local livelihoods.

Dr Peta Brom

Dr Peta Brom

Spatial patterns of urban nature in the Savanna Region.

Application Timeline

2 May 2022
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Online applications open
11 May 2022
Application Q&A
27 May 2022
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Online applications close

on 27 May 2022 at 00:00 (SAST)

4 July 2022
Full proposal invitation:
1 August 2022
at 00:00 (SAST)
Full proposals Due
5 September 2022
Successful grant recipient notified
5- 7 October 2022
7. Successful grant recipient awarded at Oppenheimer Research and Conservation Conference

Previous Winners

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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