LUNE ONE’s goal is to train and support emerging researchers on professional and personal skills and resources to deliver quality research outputs from answering important research questions. We are building the structure to develop the research workforce pipelines in African countries.


We focus on undergraduates and early postgraduate students who are keen to be world-class researchers and are enthusiastic about leading research work that results in meaningful impact and builds on global knowledge. 


Participants will collaborate with research mentors to work on a research topic, while concurrently attending 1-hour classes weekly for 12 weeks. In the final month, participants will share a presentation about their research work and discuss their experiences. At the end of the program, participants will get a certificate of completion.


The program will run for 4 months. Applications will open soon.



LUNE ONE is a 4 month virtual program for emerging researchers to understand the basics and standards of conducting research. LUNE ONE also provides personal and professional skills that researchers need to complete a research project as well as the mentorship needed to guide them to remain committed and excited about their progress. Graduates of LUNE ONE can undergo full research procedures whether for academic or commercial programs, moving from research questions to analysis and synthesis. This program is currently FREE.

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12 Weeks of Mentoring

For twelve weeks, researchers will learn from a curated list of topics. Topics will be focused on fundamental resources and skills required to do research across multiple fields.

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12 Weeks of Classes

Along with learning, researchers will work with mentors who can guide the researchers through their research work and also share insights that help them move forward.

1 Research Project

Participants will work with their mentors on a research project during their time in LUNE ONE. Research project topics are provided by mentors.

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1 Presentation Workshop

At the end of the program, participants will deliver a presentation of their project that allows us understand how they have fared through the entire program.

Applications are now open for the 2023 cohort of the LUNE ONE Program

Want to start a great career in research?

Whether you are an undergraduate or early postgraduate student, or someone whose career is heavily dependent on research, LUNE ONE provides the right launchpad.

Applications are now open for the 2023 cohort of the LUNE ONE Program

Benefits for Participants

  • Weekly data allowance (15 weeks)
  • Souvenir package for all participants
  • One-on-one mentorship with a researcher for 3 months.
  • A supportive community of research enthusiasts
  • Access to research and graduate opportunities
  • Personal and Professional development sessions

Who can apply

Applications to the Lune One will be accepted if

  • The entrant shows interest in research, whether in the academic, innovation, development, or commercial space.
  • The entrant is between 18 – 35 years.
  • The entrant is an African enrolled in a Nigerian University (both undergraduates and early postgraduates (masters) can apply).
  • The entrant shows diligence and excellence in the field of interest.
  • The entrant shows their willingness to commit to the program. Participants should be able to commit 5 hours per week to the program. 



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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Johannesburg

Dr. Ifeyinwa Ijeoma Obianyo

Postdoctoral Researcher, African University of Science and Technology

Mubarak Ojewale
Mubarak Adetunji Ojewale, Ph.D.

Doctoral Researcher,
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Ololade Faniyi
Ololade Faniyi

Graduate Student, Bowling Green State University

Lukman Enegi Ismaila

Doctoral Researcher, LARIS Laboratory, University of Angers

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Nii Kwartelai Quartey

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Babafemi Adewumi

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Damilare Bello

Doctoral Researcher, Duke University

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Kehinde Olukayode

Doctoral Researcher, University of Lagos

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Lawal Ogunfowora

Doctoral researcher, Purdue University

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Postdoctoral Fellow, African University of Science and Technology

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IP Consultant and Founder,

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AI Research Engineer,

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Lecturer and Researcher,
All Nations University, Ghana

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Vibration Control Engineer,
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Favour Ilori

PhD Researcher in Climate Change Adaptation Law, University of Hertfordshire

Dr George Obaido
George Obaido

Post Doctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley

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Doctoral Researcher, Iowa State University

Boluwatife Afolabi

Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Minnesota

Christopher Akor
Christopher Akor

Post Doctoral Researcher, The University of Alabama

Temitope Akinyemiju
Temitope Akinyemiju

Education Mentor, Teesside University



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Researchround is seeking facilitators and research mentors who are interested in supporting emerging researchers with comprehensive knowledge of leading quality research work.


An opportunity to share knowledge with emerging researchers who are enthusiastic about building outstanding research careers in 1 hour sessions.

Research Mentors

Our mentors are researchers in research institutions who are happy to guide emerging researchers on a research topic of the mentor's choice.


Support from partners and sponsors help us deliver quality programs that develop African research workforce. Learn about opportunities for collaboration.


Applications Window

Top Candidates Announced

MONTH ZERO Introductory Sessions

LUNE ONE Mentoring and Class Sessions

Presentation Workshop

Graduation & Certification


An intensive program on research including mentoring and research workshops


Intellectual Property in Research

Data collection, Analysis and Synthesis

Theory and Theoretical framework

Argumentation Theory, Argument Construction and Argument Evaluation

Research Strategy: Design, Methodology and Conceptual Frameworks

Microsoft Excel, Zotero, Deepyve, Tableau, PSPP, Google Scholar, Powerpoint


Problem Solving, Critical Thinking and Emotional Intelligence

Research Writing and Research Communication

Practical Session on Active Listening and Coping with setback/rejection

Research Organisation and Management

Public Speaking and Presentation

Building a Research Career


Research for Sustainable Development

Policy Research and Analysis, Academic Activism/ Advocacy and Evidence-based Change in Development

Commercial Research

Research Proposal and Grant Writing

Research Ethics

Networking and Collaboration for Impact

For inquiries, sponsorships and partnerships, EMAIL US.

Email : hello@researchround.com

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