September 8, 2012

Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust (BNET) Commonwealth Fellowship for Nigerians

BNET Commonwealth Fellowship

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Postgraduate (fellowships, teaching, research)
Provider: Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust
Country to Study in: Nigeria

Scholarship Description
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 for a period of up to three months. The Fellowship will be tenable at any time between November 2012 and July 2013.

Applicants should be:
  • suitably qualified academics with an established record in their chosen discipline
  • from any ACU member university
  • citizens of any Commonwealth country (except Nigeria)
There is no age restriction for applicants.

Eligible groups

Participating Institutions
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Fields of study
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.

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.

Number of awards
One Commonwealth Fellowship

Sponsorship duration
Up to three months

Scholarship 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.

Method of Application
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.

You may download 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.

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2012.
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

Application Deadline: 30 September 2012
Open to International students: No (ONLY Nigerians)

Resource: BNET Scholarship at UI, Nigeria

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