Sunday, December 15, 2019


Florida State University Trains 5 Centres in BUK on Grant Access and Management

Florida State University and Bayero University Kano

Florida State University, Tallahassee (FSU), USA in collaboration with Nigeria Centre for Reading Research and Development (NCRRD), Bayero University, Kano has organized a 2-day workshop on Grant Access and Management.

The workshop was meant to train fellows from various Centres of the University on how to access and win research grants from external sources. The units that participated in the workshop were the Centre for Dryland Agriculture (CDA), Centre for Research in Nigerian Languages, Translation and Folklore as well as the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Partnership (DRIP).

Others were Centre for Renewable Energy Research, Faculty of Education and Bursary Department. The Director, NCRRD, Professor Ismaila Tsiga, disclosed this during a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, on Friday, 6 December, 2019.

Professor Tsiga said NCRRD was established in 2017 as a collaborative project between Bayero University, Kano and Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee with the support of USAID to promote the teaching of reading in the country and conduct researches in related matters.

In her remarks, Dr. Stephanie Simmons Zuilkowski, from Florida State University, who described the partnership between BUK and FSU as successful, stated that the workshop was organized to ensure sustainability of the programme with the expiration of the MoU in year 2020.

Dr. Zuilkowski added that FSU wanted to assist the University to find easy ways of getting grants from international sources. She lauded the University for its Interesting Projects and for the hospitality showed her and her entourage.

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