Thierry Y. Fonkui - 2013 Research Grant Award Winner - US$1,000

Congratulations to Thierry from the University of Johannesburg!

"It is with honour that I introduce myself in writing to express my gratutide after being selected the winner of Research Grant Award, Spring selection. I was very happy to learn that I was a recipient. Thank you for your generosity and I appreciate your confidence in me and willigness to contribute to my future education.

I am a Biotechnologist major with an emphasis on biochemical planning to furthermore with my studies within the field of nanotechnology in contiuation with the current master's project I enrolled for at the University of Johannesburg. I am so glad to know that my education is important to you. This generous offer has limited my financial burden and gave me an opportunity to avail more myself in academic with hope to inspire other students to achieve their goals and make their place a better place to be. In addition, I can not forget to mention that this precious gift represents the first outside funding I have ever received. I see it in encouragements a driving force of opportunities for a fruitful tomorrow."