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Tony Elumelu Foundation / AFD / IFRA Scholarship for Masters Students

Application Deadline: 20th December, 2018

Tony Elumelu Foundation Scholarship Invitation: Applications are currently ongoing for the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF)/French Development Agency (AFD)/French Institute for Research in Africa, Nigeria (IFRA) Scholarship Programme for Nigerian Master Students. Interested students can see the details and apply if eligible.

Tony Elumelu Foundation Scholarship Details and FAQs

As part of the agreement, one Nigerian master student in Economics or Political Sciences of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) or the University of Ibadan (UI) will be selected to conduct field research in Nigeria and Kenya, starting in January 2019. The research will aim at studying the impact of the “Supporting Entrepreneurship in Africa” programme in the targeted countries.

The successful applicant will team up with a French student starting fieldwork in January 2019 in other African countries. Both students will compare their collected data and exchange ideas.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the French Development Agency (AFD) and the French Institute for Research in Africa, Nigeria (IFRA Nigeria), have signed a partnership agreement on the programme “Supporting Entrepreneurship in Africa”.

When is the application deadline?

20th December, 2018.

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?


In which host country will the awardees be studying?

Nigeria and Kenya

What are the eligible courses and fields of study?

Economics or Political Sciences

What is the category of this opportunity?


How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Nigerian Master Students in Economics or Political Sciences matriculated in UNILAG or UI for the 2018-2019 academic year.

How many scholarship awards are available?


What are the benefits of the award?

The successful applicant will be co-supervised by the IFRA team and the TEF foundation. He/She will be endowed with a monthly stipend of 500 Euros over a period of one year to fund his/her research. Additionally, transport and research fees in the other targeted country will be covered. The student will have access to the TEF foundation data and logistical support in Nigeria and Kenya. He/She will produce a master thesis presenting the key research findings as well as a technical report to be submitted to both TEF and IFRA.

How to Apply for the Tony Elumelu Foundation

Applicants must email their CV and cover letter to info@ifra-nigeria.org

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