Monday, August 13, 2012

Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust – BNET Commonwealth Fellowship in Nigeria 2013

Brief description

Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust with CSFP endowment fund offer Commonwealth research Fellowship to citizens of any Commonwealth country (except Nigeria) at University of Ibadan, 2013

Accepted Subject Areas?

Any subject areas in which the University of Ibadan is engaged are eligible for the fellowship – further information on the academic interests of the university is available on the University of Ibadan website

About Scholarship

One Commonwealth Fellowship is available at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, thanks to a specific donation from the Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust to the CSFP endowment fund

The BNET Commonwealth Fellowship will enable the successful candidate to undertake a programme of teaching and research at the University of Ibadan Nigeria for a period of up to three months. The Fellowship will be tenable at any time between November 2012 and July 2013.

The selected Fellow will conduct an agreed work programme in conjunction with a named department at the university – applicants should have the endorsement of their proposed host department at the time of their application.

Scholarship Type: Research Fellowship n Nigeria

Who is qualified to apply?

Applicants should be:
suitably qualified academics with an established record in their chosen discipline
from any Association of Commonwealth Universities – ACU member university
citizens of any Commonwealth country (except Nigeria)

There is no age restriction for applicants.

How Many Funding Positions are available? One

What are the benefits?

The BNET Commonwealth Fellowship will provide:
one return (economy) airfare
a living allowance
travel costs within Nigeria
agreed research and teaching costs (which can include library and other research materials) for the university

The total maximum value of the fellowship is GBP 8,000. It is expected that living accommodation will be provided by the university. Should this not be possible on the dates selected, however, an additional allowance of up to GBP 2,000 will be made to cover accommodation costs.

How long will sponsorship last? A period of up to three months

Eligible African Countries

Scholarship Open for International Students from Commonwealth country except Nigeria

To be taken at: University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Application Ends By 30 September 2012.

Offered annually? Not Specified

How can I Apply?

Applications should be made by the potential Fellow, but should have the endorsement of an existing department or research centre at the University of Ibadan.

Application form

Three copies of the form and three copies of all supporting documentation requested should be sent to:

Professor A I Olayinka
 Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
 University of Ibadan

Please also notify the CSC at that you have made an application.

How can I get more information?

If you need more Information about this scholarship, kindly visit the Scholarship Webpage


Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust

Important Notes: Selection will be undertaken by a committee of the university, and it is expected that the successful candidate will be notified by 31 October 2012

If you have any queries, please email