Applications are now open for the 2023 cohort of the LUNE ONE research program.

Applications are now open for the 2023 cohort of the LUNE ONE research program.

LUNE ONE is a research workshop for undergraduate and early postgraduate African students who are enthusiastic about learning how to engage and produce impactful research across disciplines. Selected participants join a cohort who go through an intense 12 weeks of mentoring and classes to develop personal and professional research skills needed for academic, commercial, innovation or development research. This program is free for participants.

LUNE ONE is a ResearchRound Program with the support of the Tony Elumelu Foundation. ResearchRound was established in 2020 to enable support and resources for research, collaboration and innovation by Africans in academic institutions, research institutions and private research organizations across Africa and outside the continent.

Throughout the 4-month virtual program, selected participants will engage in 12 weeks of mentoring and 12 weeks of classes with a diverse pool of facilitators and mentors. As the program progresses, participants will be expected to produce 1 research project, which will be presented at the closing presentation workshop. 

Applicants will gain:

  • Weekly internet plan allowance (15 weeks)
  • Souvenir packages
  • One-on-one research mentorship
  • A supportive community of research enthusiasts 
  • Access to collaborative research opportunities
  • Personal and professional development sessions

Criteria: Applicants to the Lune One are expected to 

  • Show keen interest in research, whether in the academic, innovation, development, or commercial space.
  • Be between 18 – 35 years.
  • Be an African enrolled in a Nigerian University (both undergraduate and master’s students may apply).
  • Display a budding or concrete interest in a particular field of interest.
  • Show their willingness to commit to the program. Participants should be able to commit 5 hours per week to the program. 

The link to apply and more information on Lune One can be found here: Applications are expected by April 5, 2023.

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