Scholarships in Nigeria to study abroad 2019

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      • Fellowship Scholarship by The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) 2019/2020

      • The OWSD Early Career Fellowship is for two years and provides up to USD 50,000.

        Please note that the OWSD Early Career Fellowship does not provide for the fellow’s salary which must be guaranteed by the fellow’s institution.

        The fellow’s institution must waive any overhead or indirect costs on the research project. However, applicants can include in their budget break-down any costs for support from the institution that will directly benefit the research project (for example, lab technician’s time, maintenance and utilities costs, administrative officer’s time, etc.).

        The eligible expenses are listed below.

        a) Research-related costs


        • Necessary equipment to build up research units or set up a lab
        • Training in use of equipment
        • Maintenance of equipment


        • Expendable supplies that will be consumed or replaced (e.g. glassware, solvents, feed, reagents)

        Research visits, exchanges and programmes

        • Attendance at international scientific meetings (e.g. travel, accommodation, meals, registration, visa)
        • Hosting visiting scholars and/or establishing a visiting scholars programme
        • Organizing and hosting scientific events (e.g. seminar series, international symposium, themed workshops, regional and itnernational conferences)
        • Organizing exchange programmes with national/international scholars

        Teaching and Assistance

        • MSc, PhD, Post doctoral researchers
        • Research assistants (e.g. to gather information and data)
        • Teaching assistants
        • Family care assistance (e.g. childcare costs in order for fellow to undertake research project, travel support for family members)
        • Other assistant (based on applicant’s needs, e.g. casual labour)

        Field work

        • Transportation (e.g. car rental, public transport, airfare)
        • Board and lodging
        • Sample collection and analysis
        • Hospitality fees (e.g. dinner with research partners in the field)

        Publication costs  (e.g. in peer-reviewed journals, open source)

        Information resources

        • Subscriptions (e.g. journal, library)
        • Literature (e.g. books, reprints, photocopies)
        • Library resources

        IT facilities

        • Computer hardware
        • Computer software
        • Computer services (internet connections, technical support, database development)


        • Science communication (e.g. writing for publication, presentation skills)
        • English language courses (for improved science communication)
        • Specialist courses for team leader and project staff or group training sessions (e.g. long-distance learning)


        • Monitoring and evaluation costs (to measure the impact of the research project)
        • Rent paid for land or premises used in a research activity
        • Any other support costs directly related to the research project (for example, lab technician’s time, maintenance and utilities costs, administrative officer’s time, etc.)

        b) Linking with industry and other partners

        • Visits to companies, private sector (e.g. travel, board and lodging costs)
        • Product development (e.g. patent, prototype, Intellectual Property costs)
        • Technology transfer
        • Licensing costs
        • Research-to-product related expenses
        • Training (e.g. understanding/developing IP and patents, research-to-product training, communicating with industry, business, management and marketing skills)
        • Scaling up of teaching programmes and/or ‘training the trainers’  (e.g. offering specialist courses at PhD level to ensure level of training in given discipline is adequate)

         A downloadable list of appropriate industry, private or civic partners for collaboration is available here.

        c) Outreach, communication and networking

        • Website development
        • Communications materials (e.g. flyers, posters)
        • Dissemination  (e.g. development of stakeholders contact database for information sharing)
        • Networking (e.g. development of online community/forum, linking with OWSD members and National Chapters, science academies)
        • Mentoring (e.g. establishing a mentoring programme with partners in industry)
        • Translation of project-related documents
        • Training (e.g. social media, language courses necessary for communicating research)
        • Other costs needed to undertake outreach activities

        A downloadable list of the above eligible expenses is available here.

        Please note that this list is not exhaustive. In addition, selection for a fellowship does not imply that all costs requested will be automatically granted. The Selection Committee will evaluate each expense requested in the proposed budget and take a final decision on related costs to be awarded.

        Additional support provided by OWSD:

        Two training workshops per fellowship on managing the grant, leadership, outreach and entrepreneurial skills.

        • The first workshop (held in September of the first year of the fellowship in Trieste, Italy) will establish communication and networking between fellows and provide guidance on how to set up a lab, manage a research group and link with industry. Fellows will present their research projects and work plans and receive feedback.
        • The second workshop (held in held towards the end of the second year of the fellowship) will provide feedback on the fellows’ work during the first year and discuss the best ways to ensure the research project is sustainable beyond the duration of the fellowship. This workshop will be hosted by one of the four OWSD regions, possibly by an appropriate OWSD national chapter or national academy.


      • Fellowship Scholarship by CommonWealth Scholarship

      • Commonwealth Medical Fellowships are for mid-career medical staff from low and middle income countries, to enhance their clinical skills.

        Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Commonwealth Medical Fellowships enable talented and motivated individuals to gain the knowledge and skills required for sustainable development. These fellowships are offered under one of the CSC’s six themes:

        1. Science and technology for development
        2. Strengthening health systems and capacity
        3. Promoting global prosperity
        4. Strengthening global peace, security and governance
        5. Strengthening resilience and response to crises
        6. Access, inclusion and opportunity
      • Fellowship Scholarship by AIMS-Carnegie

      • Successful candidates will each benefit from financial support of up to $28 440 per annum for a two year postdoctoral term. Funding is also available for conferences and international scientific events. The term can be renewed based on satisfactory progress. Fellows would preferably be based at QLA in Rwanda and could be affiliated to any of the AIMS Research Centres and spend time in other international partner universities or research centres. Beneficiaries may also be affiliated to any recognized institution of higher learning located in the same country as the AIMS Research Centre.

        The AIMS-Carnegie Research program in Data Science and its Applications aims to position Africa at the forefront of information science. It also seeks to ensure that scientists worldwide are able to fully contribute to the above goal.

      • Fellowship Scholarship by Hubert H.Humphery Fellowship Program 2019/2020

        • Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university;
        • Pre-academic English language training, if required;
        • A maintenance (living) allowance, including a one-time settling-in allowance;
        • Accident and sickness coverage;
        • A book allowance;
        • A one-time computer subsidy;
        • Air travel (international travel to and from the U.S. for the Program and domestic travel to required program events);
        • A Professional Development allowance for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits and conferences.


      • Fellowship Scholarship by United Nations Human Rights 2019/2020

      • Aims

        The aim is to strengthen participants’ skills to contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries. The participants are equipped with the tools necessary to enhance the development of legislation, policies and programmes; to strengthen collaboration of civil society with governments; and to undertake local awareness-raising activities.


        Each fellow is entitled to a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva; basic health insurance; and a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme.

      • Fellowship Scholarship by Kashim Ibrahim Fellows 2019/2020

        • A salary and benefits equivalent to that of Special Assistant to the Governor from the Ministry, Department or Agency for which Fellows work.
        • Accommodation: Boarding (and breakfast) in a nicely furnished one-bedroom apartment for the duration of the programme.
      • Fellowship Scholarship by UNESCO

      • Most of the study programmes will be conducted in English. Selected candidates will undertake their studies in the host universities as visiting scholars. In exceptional cases, candidates may be required to study Chinese language before taking up research or studying in their fields of interest.

        Twenty-five (25) of the 75 fellowships are especially intended for candidatures from the Teacher Training Institutions supported by UNESCO-CFIT Project in the 10 African countries to pursue an Advanced Training Programme for Education Administrators and Teacher Educators at East China Normal University.

         step-by-step Intruction for Online Application.