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Category A:  FIRAT-SRG 2021 Best Research Project Award Competition

Deadline: APRIL 30, 2022


This countdown has been ended already!

Award Type: Competition

Award Size: Undergraduates (N50,000 – N150,000); Postgraduates (N150,000 – N250,000)

Countries/Regions: Nigeria

Area: All disciplines


Foresight Institute of Research and Translation (FIRAT) is a private research institute established in 2018 with the view to transform lives through research, training, and innovations. It seeks to promote research and bridge the gaps between research and implementation.

The year 2021 birthed the FIRAT-Students Research Group (FIRAT-SRG) to encourage and support innovative research among students within the ambit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), African Union Development Agenda, and individual student career development plan; promoting the translation of research efforts into developing products for enhancing the local economy, international trade and visibility of the nation.

The Foresight Institute of Research and Translation-Student Research Group (FIRAT-SRG) is a platform for students in higher institutions, both undergraduates and postgraduates, to engage in impactful research and compete for innovation.  FIRAT-SRG provides support to enable research students to become skilled researchers, productive entrepreneurs, and competent professionals in their chosen careers.

It is expected that the services of the group will contribute to empowering students through its numerous activities such as research capacity training, research talks, seminars, lectures, mentoring programs, internship programs, and research tours.

In order to award excellence and promote the best research project ideas that impact development, FIRAT-SRG is inviting applications from undergraduate and post-graduate students who are eligible for this award.


Category A: The FIRAT-SRG best research project award is to promote recognition of research students who are contributing to the development and solving problems that are slowing down the economic growth of the nation.

Category B: The FIRAT-SRG research grant award (RGA) is to encourage and motivate student researchers to develop the culture of applying for funding for their research work. The work could be preliminary investigations or work in progress that will lead to genuine outputs contributing to national development.

The specific objectives are:

  • Create awareness to students on the need to compete for research grants
  • Promote research interest in students and award outstanding projects completed in 2021
  • Promote recognition, support and award for development driven student research supervision and transfer of knowledge.
  • Provide seeding fund for students research projects
  • Assist students in executing their research proposal

undergraduate participants

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postgraduate participants

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Application for the competition begins January 31st, 2022, and ends February 28th, 2022.

To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:


  • Applicants must have deep interest for research
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 15 – 35 years
  • Applicants must be a registered student in any Nigerian Higher Institutions
  • Synopsis and evidence of project executed


  • Applicants must have deep interest for research
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 15 – 35 years
  • Applicants must be a registered student in any Nigerian Higher Institutions
  • Submit a good research proposal
  • The research/project must be at the initial stage


The Selection procedure shall be in two stages. The public will participate in democratically evaluating and selecting projects most relevant as adjudged from their needs and the development needs of citizens in the country. An executive summary and a 3minutes visual presentation of the project will be allowed.  The materials will be available online to a wide range of people.  This level of selection reinforces the essence of making projects relevant to development needs.

 A voting system shall be put in place and Nigerians from all walks of life will be eligible to vote projects for relevance.  The first 50 most relevant project entries will be selected into stage 2.

 The second stage shall consider the technical, economic relevance, and development productivity potential of the projects to rank them.  A technical committee comprising of academic and research leaders, business experts, economists, and experts from industries will be put together for this purpose.

The best 3 students in the undergraduate students’ category win cash prizes of N150,000 (1st prize), N100,000 (2nd prize), N50,000 (3rd prize) while the best 3 students in the postgraduate students’ category win N250,000 (1st prize), N200,000 (2nd prize) and N150,000 (3rd prize).  

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