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Award Winners of the 4th KReF Call

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We are happy to announce the awardees of the 4th KReF Call. Twenty Three (23) applicants were awarded out of a total of Forty Five (45) proposals received. The breakdown of the proposals were as follows: College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) - 4, College of Art and Built Environment (CABE) - 9, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CoHSS) - 5, College of Engineering (CoE) - 6, College of Health Sciences (CHS) - 14 and College of Science (CoS) - 7.

 

We congratulate the award winners and thank all applicants for supporting the process. 

Award Winners of the 4th Call for proposals

College of Art and Built Environment          

No.

KReF Applicants

Department

Title

Amount

Grant Type: Multidisciplinary

  1.  

Dr. Owusu Amponsah

Planning

Ghana’s Biofuel Investment Policy: An Inducer or Barrier to Sustainable Livelihoods in Poverty Stricken Rural Communities

GH¢ 29,964.00

  1.  

Dr. Stephen Appiah Takyi

Planning

Urbanizing with Nature: An Assessment of the Effects of Human Activities on Water Bodies in the Kumasi Metropolis

GH¢ 29,300.00

 

Grant Type:  Seed

3.

Dr. Emmanuel Adinyira

Building Technology

Systems Modelling of Risks to International Construction Joint Ventures (ICJVs) in Ghana

GH¢ 10,000.00

Subtotal:                                                                            

GH¢ 69,264.00

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Grant Type: Multidisciplinary

 

4.

 

Dr. Kwaku Adomako

 

Animal Science

Development of Climate Smart Chickens: Molecular Genotyping of naked neck

and Frizzle Chickens 

GH¢ 30,000.00

 

Grant Type: Seed

5.

Dr. Samuel Boadi,

Social Forestry

Oil Palm Mushroom (Volvariella volvacea) Spawn Production

GH¢ 10,000.00

6. 

Prof. Boateng Kyereh

Silviculture and Forest Management

Cloning and early growth studies of male Broussonetia papyrifera plants for rehabilitation

GH¢ 10,000.00

Subtotal:

GH¢ 50,000.00

College of Health Sciences

Grant Type: Multidisciplinary

7.

Dr. Gustav Komlaga

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharm. Sci.

Formulation of standardized herbal antimalarial products form validated medicinal plants

GH¢ 30,000.00

8.

Dr. (Mrs.) Cynthia Amaning Danqua

Pharmacology

Screening of Ghanaian Allium species for antimycobacterial, efflux pump and biofilm inhibitory activity to mitigate multidrug resistant tuberculosis.

GH¢ 30,000.00

9.

Dr. Eric Boakye-Gyasi

Pharmacology

Herbal Medicine Use and Kidney Failure, are Ghanaian medicinal plants implicated?

GH¢ 30, 000.00

 

Grant Type: Seed

10.

Dr. (Mrs.) Cynthia Amaning Danqua

Pharmacology

Application of the rapid, simple, inexpensive High-Throughput Spot Culture Growth Inhibition Assay (HT-SPOTi) in natural product drug discovery to tackle antibiotic resistance in global infectious diseases.

GH¢ 10,000.00

11.

Dr (Mrs ) Afia Frimpomaa Asare Marfo

Pharmacy Practice 

Workplace detection and management of hypertension in the faculty of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences KNUST

GH¢ 10,000.00

12.

Dr. Michael Owusu

Medical Lab Technology

Chromosomal and Plasmid Mediated Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Human Salmonella enterica Infection in Ghana

GH¢ 9,950.00

 

13.

Dr.  George Kwaw 

Ainooson 

 Pharmacology

Developing rapid and robust toxicological screening models in zebrafish 

GH¢ 9,930.96 

14.

Dr. Mohammed Mutocheluh

Clinical Microbiology

Assessing the serological and molecular evidence of Chikungunya viral infection among presumptively diagnosed malaria patients in Ghana.

GH¢ 10,000.00

 

15.

Dr. (Mrs) Afia Frimpong

Pharmacy

Practice

Workplace detection and management of Hypertension in the facultyof Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences  KNUST

GH¢ 10,000.00

 

Subtotal:

GH¢ 149,880.96

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Grant Type: Multidisciplinary

16.

Dr. George M. Bob-Milliar 

History & Political Studies

Institutional Trust in Ghana

GH¢ 30,000.00

17.

Dr. Kwadwo Ofori-Dua Snr

Sociology and Social Work

Improving Access to Health and Social inclusion for the intellectually disabled in Ghana

GH¢ 30,000.00

 

Grant Type: Seed

18.

Dr. Justice Richard Kwabena Owusu Kyei

Sociology and Social Work

Suicide Ideation among University Students: A Case of Students in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

GH¢ 9,955.00

Sub Total:

GH¢ 69,995.00

College of Engineering

Grant Type: Multidisciplinary

19.

Dr. Emmanuel Wendsongre RAMDE

The Brew Hammond Energy Centre

Optimization of a Solar Tracking System for a Piloted Concentrating Solar Power Plant

GH¢ 28,800.00

20.

Dr. Richard Opoku

Mechanical Engineering

Towards Ghana’s Green Energy Future - Reducing Electricity Wastage in Offices Associated With Air-Conditioners During Non-Occupancy Hours

GH¢ 29,425.00

21.

Prof. Kwame Osei Boateng

Computer Engineering,

An intelligent embedded system device for the non-destructive detection of cracks in engine crankshafts using audible sound

GH¢ 25,561.20

Subtotal:

GH¢ 83,786.20

 

 

College of Science

Grant Type: Multidisciplinary

22.

Dr. Kingsley Badu

Theoretical and Applied Biology

Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Ghana :Validation of Novel diagnostic biomarkers for Vector Incrimination and  Determination of Spatio-temporal Transmission Dynamics

GH¢ 30,000.00

23.

Dr. Lawrence Sheringham Borquaye,

Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Residues in Selected Surface Water Bodies and Drinking Water in Kumasi

GH¢ 30,000.00

Sub Total:

GH¢ 60,000.00

TOTAL

GH¢ 482,886.16