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Awards/Fellowships/Grants

  • Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria (FHSN).
  • “The Wangari Maathai Award for Innovative Scholarship and Leadership” of The University of Texas at Austin, 2017
  • University of Nigeria Staff Award for Most Punctual Lecturer, 2016
  • TETFund grant for Institution-Based Research Project, 2016
  • Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Renewed Fellowship Award, Berlin, August-October 2015
  • The First A. G. Leventis Foundation Fellow, Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2013-2014.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Renewed Research Fellowship, 2011.
  • National Universities Commission Conference support, 2010.
  • “Professional Service Award” of the Rotaract Club, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
  • Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) grant for Humoldt Kolleg, 2010.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Book, Equipment, and printing grants, 2009/2010.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Return Fellowship Award (November 2008—October 2009).
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow (at Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin; June 2006–September 2008).
  • Advanced Research Fellowship award of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), 2005–2006.
  • Leventis Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Centre of African Studies, School of Asian and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, 2004.
  • Fulbright Visiting Researcher, Women Studies Program, The University of Kansas, Lawrence (U.S.A.), July 2001–May 2002.
  • Vice Chancellors’ prize for Best graduating Ph.D. candidate of the University of Nigeria for 2001-2002 academic year.
  • Vice Chancellors’ prize for Best graduating Ph.D. candidate, Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, for 2001–2002 academic year.
  • University of Nigeria post-graduate research awards, 1999-2000/2000-2001.
  • Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship for M.A. degree, 1991-92.

CONFERENCE SUPPORT AND TRAVEL GRANTS

  • Sweizerische Gesellschaft fur Afrikastudien Conference Sponsorship for Bern-Switzerland, 2015
  • Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Conference grant for Moscow-Russia 2014
  • Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund)Conference grant for Chennai-India, 2013
  • CODESRIA for New Orleans, Louisiana-U.S.A., 2009
  • University of Nigeria International Conference Grant for El-mina, Ghana, 2009
  • African Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship for Lagos, 2009
  • AvH/ZMO Conference grant for Lima-Peru, 2007
  • AvH/ZMO Conference grants for Adelaide-Australia, 2007
  • CODESRIA for Cairo-Egypt, 2006 and 2005
  • Rutgers Centre for Historical Analysis for New Jersey-U.S.A., 2005
  • Cornell Center of African Studies for Ithaca-New York, 2003
  • Fulbright Institute of International Education (IIE) for Austin-Texas, 2002    
  • York University—UNESCO/SSHRCC Nigerian Hinterland Project for Enugu, 2000