Wednesday, 10 September 2014

PRESSID Scholarship for Nigerians

Introduction:  As part of efforts to achieve the goals of Vision 20:2020 and the Transformation Agenda, the Federal Government of Nigeria is currently developing a critical mass of professionals who would serve as catalysts of change and agents of scientific and technological advancement, as well as sustainable economic development. This is being achieved through the sponsorship of outstanding students for postgraduate studies in the top 25 universities in the world.  The PRESSID Implementation Committee now invites qualified candidates to apply for the third edition (2015/2016 academic session).

Value :

The value of each monthly scholarship


          Eligibility requirements are as follows:
          • be graduates from the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 academic sessions, who would have completed their National Youth Service by October 2014;
          • have obtained First Class Honours degree from any recognised and approved University in the following disciplines and aim at postgraduate degrees in the specified and allied programmes:
          • Sciences: Nuclear Physics, Operations Research, Industrial Chemistry, Quantitative Genetics, Biometrics, Molecular Biology, etc; Medicine*: Clinical Sciences, Dentistry, Oncology, Human Genetics, Forensic Medicine, Physiotherapy, Hepatology, Nuclear Medicine, Geriatrics, ophthalmology, etc.;
          • Veterinary medicine*: Veterinary Parasitology, Theriogenology, Public Health, etc;
          • Basic Medical Sciences: Biochemistry, Physiology, Dentistry, Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry, Human Nutrition, Nursing Science, Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, Biomedical Engineering, Medical Microbiology, Physiotherapy, Pharmacology, etc;
          • Pharmaceutical Sciences*: Drug formulations, Natural products, Drug design, Phytochemistry, Ethnopharmacology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, etc;
          • Accounting/Actuarial Science: Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Petroleum Accounting, Cost & Management Accounting, Environmental Accounting, etc;
          • Economics: Econometrics, Development Economics, Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Applied Economics, Labour Economics, etc;
          • Engineering: Aeronautical Engineering, Mechatronics, Control Systems, Material Science and Production Engineering, Nanotechnology, Process Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Refinery Design and Operations, Subsea Engineering, Thermal Power (Gas Turbine Option), Reservoir Analysis, Drilling Optimization, Chemical Process Dynamics & Control, Process Modelling and Simulations, etc;
          • Computing and Information Technology: Intelligent Robotic Systems, Computer Systems and Software Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber-Security, etc.
          • not be above 30 years of age by October 2014;
          • be computer literate; and
          • be ready to be bonded and to work, preferably, as academic staff in any public university or research institute for a minimum period of five (5) years.

          Universities that are involved

          University of Cambridge
          United Kingdom

          Harvard University
          United States

          Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
          United States

          Yale University
          United States

          University of Oxford
          United Kingdom

          Imperial College London
          United Kingdom

          UCL (University College London)
          United Kingdom

          University of Chicago
          United States

          University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)
          United States

          Columbia University
          United States

          Stanford University
          United States

          California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
          United States

          Princeton University
          United States

          University of Michigan
          United States

          Cornell University
          United States

          Johns Hopkins University
          United States

          McGill University

          ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

          Duke University
          United States

          University of Edinburgh
          United Kingdom

          University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
          United States

          University of Hong Kong (HKU)
          Hong Kong

          University of Toronto

          Northwestern University
          United States

          The University of Tokyo

          University of California, Los Angeles
          United States

          Carnegie Mellon University
          United States

          University of Washington
          United States

          18th October 2014

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