British Council Grants to Support Improvements in Funding and Sustainability Models in the Nigerian Higher Education Sector 2018 - 2019,
with Professor Paul Jones, Dr Louisa Huxtable-Thomas, Dr Gareth Davies, Dr Roderick Thomas and Alan Price; £10,000
Swansea University and OOU partnership won the British Council Grant for sustainable entrepreneurial funding model in Nigerian Higher Education Institutions. The efforts of the University in the area of research collaboration is yielding the desired results considering the recent approval of a seed grant to Olabisi Onabanjo University and Swansea University, United Kingdom by the British Council. BC formally acknowledged that the University’s collaborative proposal with Swansea University was adjudged “the best amongst a significant number of high quality applications received.” The memo stated further that “after a rigorous selection process and evaluation of the responses the British Council was pleased to inform OOU and Swansea University, United Kingdom that they have won the Grant to Support improvements in Funding and Sustainability Models in the Nigeria Higher Education”. The BC seed grant of Ten Thousand Pounds Sterling was awarded.
Aim and Objectives
The aim and title of the OOU and Swansea University partnership project was: “Attaining New and Improved Entrepreneurial Sustainable Funding Models Through Study Visit and Capacity Building Programme with Swansea University Entrepreneurship Team”.
Specifically, the objectives was to do the following:
- Review of existing funding frameworks at OOU.
- Support the exchange of knowledge and best practice in entrepreneurship development.
- Support the development of cross-institutional collaborations and growth of more sustainable entrepreneurial funding models as well as graduate outcomes.