LASU Ph.D Student Wins Research Grant From University Of Birmingham

 

LASU Ph.D Student Wins Research Grant From University Of Birmingham

Emmanuel Ofuasia, a postgraduate student of philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at Lagos State University, has been awarded £1,000 to undertake research on Philosophy of Religion.

Ofuasia bagged a First Class (Hons) in Philosophy from Lagos State University (LASU) in 2012.
 

He also has a Master’s of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in 2015 and has enrolled at LASU for his PhD since 2018

The grant is entitled: “English Language Support Grants 2021.”

It is mainly for non-Native English-speaking philosophers of religion.

The grant was made possible through the John Templeton Foundation and the Global Philosophy of Religion Project at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

According to the website of Global Philosophy of Religion Project at the University of Birmingham, “The awarded grants are expected to be used mainly to cover expenses relevant to the production of the documents in English, such as proofreading, book purchases and editorial assistance.

The winners of the stipends are required to submit their completed papers to English-speaking journals, as well as to us.”

Originally 10 awardees were targeted all over the world.

In a competitive affair, only 6 grants were awarded and Ofuasia is the only Nigerian among the 6 from thousands of applicants.

The other 5 awardees of the same category are Davi Heckert Cesar Bastos (University of Campinas, Brazil); Igor Gasparov (Voronezh State Medical University named after N.N. Burdenko, Russia).

Others are Ataollah Hashemi (Saint Louis University, USA); Dennis Masaka (Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe); and Soroosh Shahriari (McGill University, Canada).

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