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Talented Young Scientists Of Nigeria (TYSON) Programme 2019 By Federal Ministry of Science and Technology

The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology is inviting applications for the Talented Young Scientitists of Nigeria (TYSON) Program which is an annual event hosted by the Ministry.

FMST is committed to ensuring that science, technology and innovation contribute to our sustainable development efforts, hence the organisation of the program for young scientists.

The program is open to Graduates of Tertiary Institutions who bagged an Honours /Distinction in the areas of Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Environmental Sciences and other related courses from 2016-2018.

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About Talented Young Scientist of Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Science & Technology is a Nigerian ministry whose mission is to facilitate the development and deployment of science and technology apparatus to enhance the pace of socio-economic development of the country through appropriate technological inputs into productive activities in the nation Talented Young Scientists of Nigeria (TYSON) is an annual event instituted by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, aimed at giving award to support graduates of Tertiary Institutions in the areas of Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences wi... read more


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Aim and Benefits of FMST Graduates

The main objectives of TYSON are to:

  1. Improve Science, Industry and Academic partnership;
  2. Facilitate the development of Smart Technology companies;
  3. Retain 1st Class graduates of Science / Engineering in the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) profession;
  4. Forge friendship among future Nigerian graduates of Science and Technology and encourage networking;
  5. Foster long term national cooperation among Research and Tertiary Institutions;
  6. Produce a pool of dedicated Scientists, Technologists and Engineers with international competence;
  7. Lay the foundation that will enable Nigerian Scientists / Engineers proffer solutions to continental and world problems;
  8. Create a platform for Nigerian Scientists in the future to become renowned Noble Laureates in Medicine, Chemistry and Physics.

Requirements for FMST Graduates Qualification

All Graduates of Tertiary Institutions (Universities/Polytechnics) with First Class Honours /Distinction in the areas of Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Environmental Sciences and other related courses from 2016-2018. The following challenges being faced by the STI sector in Nigeria over the years are being posed for the participants to proffer solutions using STI approaches:

  1. Non- Commercialization of Research & Development results,
  2. Non-Utilization of Nuclear Technology to eradicate malaria in Africa,
  3. Non-Utilization of renewable technology to address food storage in the rural areas,
  4. Non-utilization of Bioresources to address health challenges.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for FMST Graduates

Please indicate your area of interest of proffering solution(s). Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate


Application Deadline

September 7, 2019


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Talented Young Scientist of Nigeria on form.myjotform.com to apply

Applicants are to write a short brief on their proposed solutions of not more than 1000 words.

For enquiries, please contact:
Ukpong, R.O, 
Assistant Director (STEM),
Department of Science and Technology Promotion
Phone No.:+2348036810150
Email: [email protected]

For more details, please visit the scholarship website here


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