KNUST launches GRASAG Research Fund to support problem-solving initiatives

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Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has taken a significant step towards supporting problem-solving initiatives with the launch of the GRASAG Research Fund.

This fund, the first of its kind in any Ghanaian University, aims to provide research grants for graduate students working on research projects. The establishment of a walk-in Research Support Hub will offer expert assistance to students, fostering applied, problem-solving, and interdisciplinary research for the socio-economic development of Ghana and Africa.

President of the GRASAG-KNUST chapter, Felix Kofi Adusei indicated that the research funds will operate under two pivotal initiatives to offer mentorship and support to graduate students with research intentions.

“The two pivotal initiatives will additionally offer mentorship, and technical support to graduate students as they embark on their research journey. With all the challenges graduate researchers go through, this fund will enable graduates to research their innovative ideas, while highlighting the reputation a university thrives on, hence the need for the fund and a walk-in research hub,” he said.

Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. Mrs. Rita Akosua Dickson highlighted the need for extensive funding and investment into research infrastructure.

She believes that by investing into research in Ghana, innovation and problem solving skills will be harbored to effectively impact the Ghanaian society in a progressive way.

“Graduate students need a lot of funds to do more research. Additionally, it is worth noting that an upgrade of the university laboratories will foster smooth academic for the graduate students. A special feature about the funding is how it will channel various professors to team up on innovative and problem-solving solutions so as to impact the people in societies and Ghana,” she said.

Meanwhile, a week ago, GRASAG had lamented over the government’s lack of prioritization for research in Ghana, demanding for the payment of their delayed research grants with a protest threat. GRASAG as demande immediate response from the government otherwise exacting its threats.

Story by: Sewornoo Mary Ohui |

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