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Nigerian Conservation Foundation Chief S.L. Edu Research Grant 2019 - 2020

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) with support from Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) is offering research grants to support Nigerian students who wish to pursue a PhD programme in research work, in fields related to nature conservation and sustainable livelihood. The theme for this year's research grant is “Human-Wildlife Conflict"

About The Program:
The NCF has a vision of a Nigeria where people prosper while living in harmony with nature. This vision is what drives the following NCF mission statements:
1. The preservation of a full range of Nigeria’s biodiversity which includes species, ecosystems and genetic biodiversity
2. The promotion of sustainable use of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations; and
3. The advocacy of actions that minimize pollution and wasteful utilization of renewable resources.

Applications for the Nigerian Conservation Foundation Chief S.L Edu Research Grant 2019/2020 are open to Nigerian students who meet the requirements.

Interested PhD students who wish to conserve nature with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation and Chevron Nigeria Limited can apply.

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About Nigerian Conservation Foundation

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) is the premier Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) dedicated to nature conservation and sustainable development in Nigeria. Established in 1980, the Foundation was registered in 1982 as a Charitable Trust under the Land (Perpetual Succession) Act of 1961 - a policy that was replaced by the Company and Allied Matters Act of 1990. Founded by late Chief S. L. Edu, NCF has its patron as the President and Commander- In-Chief of the Armed Force of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Foundation has a vision of “a Nigeria where people prosper while ... read more


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Nigerian Conservation Foundation PhD Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of Nigerian Conservation Foundation PhD Scholarship

The grant shall be to support a PhD programme. This year’s theme is “Human-Wildlife Conflict”


Requirements for Nigerian Conservation Foundation PhD Scholarship Qualification

  1. Candidates must be Nigerian citizens;
  2. Candidates must have M.Sc. Degree or equivalent qualification in Biological Sciences, Social Sciences or Law (Environmental Law/Protection) but related to environmental resources management;
  3. Candidates must have secured admission into a Nigerian university towards a PhD degree in any of the fields stated above;
  4. Candidates must develop acceptable research proposals that meet NCF’s vision and mission;
  5. Proposals must be in line with the theme.

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Application Deadline

November 30, 2019


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Nigerian Conservation Foundation on ncfnigeria.org to apply

The following materials are necessary for complete application:

  1. A progress report (on letter headed paper) from the applicant’s Project Supervisor(s) stating how far he or she has gone in his or her research work and his/her role in the initial review, as well as the relevance to the objectives of the grant, is a very essential condition for considering any application. Please note that a reference letter is an equivalent of a Progress Report from the Supervisors(s);
  2. 200-word justification, with relevance to natural and environmental resource management and biodiversity conservation;
  3. A 3,000-word project proposal to be submitted should reflect the Title, Introduction/Statement of Problem, Objectives, Methodology and Expected Output etc.;
  4. Curriculum vitae (not more than 2 pages detailing research and work experience);
  5. Scanned copy of admission letter.


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