The International Foundation for Science (IFS) Research Grant awarded to Dr Chukwuebuka E. Umeyor

Dr Chukwuebuka Emmanuel Umeyor is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. In July 2020, he was awarded the International Foundation for Science (IFS) Research Grant for 2019 worth $9,000. The grant was awarded for a research work titled – Development and quality evaluations of nanoemulsions of Moringa oleifera seed extracts for water purification. The grant is funded by International Foundation Science (IFS), Stockholm, Sweden. The study will be carried out in collaboration with Dr Uche Eunice Ekpunobi, a Reader in the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. IFS funds basic research in the three thematic areas: Biological Resources in Terrestrial Systems, Water and Aquatic Resources, and Food Security, Dietary Diversity and Healthy Livelihoods, up to $15,000. IFS Research Grant is committed to funding individual early career researchers (either enrolled in a PhD programme or have completed a PhD programme within five years) in both the natural and social sciences to undertake research that is innovative and/or relevant to local or national development needs and problems, and that aims to generate fundamental and/or applicable scientific knowledge. For more information on the next call for the grant, visit