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Ongoing Schlumberger foundation faculty for the future – Call for Applications 2020–2021 Faculty for the future fellowships



The Schlumberger Foundation is still accepting new applications for the 2020–2021 Faculty for the Future Fellowships.
The Faculty for the Future program awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctoral research in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) at leading universities worldwide.

The program’s long-term goal is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific careers by lowering the barriers women face when entering STEM disciplines, thus reducing the gender gap. Faculty for the Future Fellows are expected to return to their home countries after completion of their studies to contribute to economic, social and technological advancement by strengthening the STEM
teaching and research faculties of their home institutions. They can also make public sector contributions where their newly acquired technical and scientific expertise can assist in providing evidence-based support for STEM policy making.

Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year for a PhD and maximum of USD 40,000 per year for a Post-doc and may be renewed through
to completion of studies. Renewal grants are subject to performance, self-evaluation, recommendations from supervisors and strong evidence of re-integration plans in the home country.

Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad
when submitting their grant application. Candidates must hold an excellent academic record and illustrate
their commitment to teaching and research or to using their scientific knowledge in public policy advocacy.

Candidates should demonstrate leadership skills, community outreach interest and have a track record in
encouraging young women into STEM fields. Candidates should also prove their commitment to returning
to their home countries to contribute to the economic, social and technological advancement of their regions, pursuing careers in the teaching and research faculties of their home institutions and also taking on positions in the public sector.

To be eligible to apply for this Fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • are a female and are a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy*. You are not eligible to apply if you hold dual citizenship of which one is citizenship of a developed country. (N.B. If you have been awarded a Faculty for the Future grant and after the award
    you obtain citizenship of a developed country, the grant will be discontinued as of the date of such additional citizenship);
  • are preparing for a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in the physical sciences, engineering, technology and related disciplines. Awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences. The Faculty for the Future
    program does not fund Master level studies
  • are enrolled, admitted or have applied to a host university/research institute abroad (applications are no longer accepted where a candidate has not yet applied to a university). If you are applying for a sandwich course the final degree must be awarded by the Host University abroad (i.e., not from the home country university)
  • hold an excellent academic record
  • have a proven track record of teaching experience or can demonstrate commitment to teaching
  • can demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach programs to encourage young women into the sciences
  • are willing to contribute to the socio-economic development of your home country and region by strengthening the faculties in your home university, pursuing relevant research, or using your specific expertise to address public policy matters

If you do not meet the above criteria, please DO NOT apply for a grant, as your application will not be retained in the selection process. 


Application closes on the 7th of November, 2019.

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2019 KPMG Admission Scholarships into Nigerian Federal Universities



KPMG, a top global tax, auditing and advisory services organization developed a program to sponsor selected candidates through their tertiary education. 

Per the KMPG website, see further information below 

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed their secondary education at a state-owned Government school within the last 2 years.
  • A minimum of 5 Distinctions (As & Bs) from their WASSCE (including English and Mathematics).
  • A minimum score of 230 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
  • Already have an admission letter or a provisional letter of admission to a federal university in Nigeria.

How to Apply

Send an email to with the following details: Name, Residential Address, E-mail Address, Phone Number.

Also attach the following documents in a zipped folder:

  • WASSCE Certificate
  • UTME Result Slip
  • JAMB Result Slip
  • Provisional Letter of Admission/Letter of Admission to a Federal University in Nigeria
  • Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Origin

Kindly state the code KSP2019 in the subject of the email.

*The deadline for application is 25th October 2019

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2019 BEA Awards for Nigerian Students – What you need to know



Every year, the Federal Ministry of Education accepts applications for BEA scholarships. The Bilateral Education Agreement Scholarship is available for individuals intending to study abroad. To be eligible, each individual must meet required criteria.
Scholarships are awarded for following fields of study:
  1. Undergraduate level – Agriculture, Architecture, Biotechnology, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Languages, Law, Mathematics, Medicine (very limited), Sciences, Social Sciences, Sports
  2. Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and Ph.D) in all fields.
Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:
Undergraduate Scholarships
All candidates for undergraduate courses must have at least Five (5) Distinctions in WAEC (May / June) only in subjects related to their fields of study, including English and Mathematics. Certificates should not be more than two (2) years old. Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.
Postgraduate Scholarships
  • All candidates for postgraduate degree courses must hold a First Class (1st Degree with at least 2nd Class Upper Division)
  • Candidates who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have completed at least two (2) years post qualification or employment practice in Nigeria
  • All applicants must have completed N.Y.S.C
  • Age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D and only:
1.) N.Y.S.C discharge or exemption certificates are acceptable
2.) Evidence of readiness to be released by the employer.
Host Nationality:
The bilateral scholarship is to be taken abroad in any of the below listed countries:
  1. Undergraduate (UG) studies is tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia
  2. Postgraduate (PG) studies is tenable in Russia (for those who obtained first degrees from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea)
Eligible Nationality:
The BEA awards scholarship is open to Nigerian citizens only or international students residing in the country
1) BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should prepare to undertake a mandatory one-year foreign language course of the country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction.
2) Japan applicants must have a very strong background in further mathematics.
3) The required certificates for candidates applying for Iman Preachers and Quaranic Professor for Islamic Religious studies in Algeria is WAEC as in other scholarship awards.
4) All applicants for the Hungarian Scholarship can apply for up to two fields of study in order of preference.
5) All applicants for Hungarian Scholarships must visit the website: when the dates are out to complete application.
6) Complete the application form online.
Print the completed form and bring to the interview venue.
Currently, applications for 2020 BEA scholarship is not open. The Federal Government (FG) Bilateral for Education Awards Application procedures for 2020 shall be updated in this page. Keep checking for updates.
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