environmental sciences | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

MNRE National Solar Sciences Fellows Programme 2011, India

Fellowshiop Programme’for the year 2010–11 from Scientists of India or of Indian origin desirous of participating in cutting-edge research on critical issues related to solar energy in collaboration with leading Institutes and Scientists in India and the world.

The application has to be submitted in the prescribed proforma (Annexure I) and has to be accompanied by a short paper (not exceeding 3 pages) on the applicant’s proposed research proposal clearly identifying the new knowledge that it will help to generate along with a summary of work already carried out by the applicant in thearea. Short-listed candidates shall be invited for an interactive discussion with the Management Committee constituted by the Ministry under the ‘National Environmental Sciences Fellows Programme’. The application complete in all respects should be sent by Registered/Speed Post only (not by courier service) in a confidential sealed envelope

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 March 2011

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2011 Fully Funded Environmental Sciences PhD Studentship, University of East Anglia, UK

This fully funded studentship is available to start in 2011, under the supervision of Dr Charlie Wilson in the internationally renowned School of Environmental Sciences. (95% of research activity classified as internationally leading, excellent or recognised, RAE 2008). Funding is available for UK/EU students. Funding awarded for this project will cover tuition fees and stipend for UK students. EU students may be eligible for full funding, or tuition fees only, depending on the funding source. International students will not be eligible for this funding however they are still welcome to apply for the project but would have to find alternative funding.This PhD position is in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, starting October 2011. The topic of the PhD is pro-environmental behaviour with an emphasis on climate change mitigation. The goal is to use different behavioural and/or social science research methods to ‘triangulate’ the insights gained from any one particular line of enquiry. This may involve the application of different behavioural theories and models. ‘Triangulation’ here could mean comparing, contrasting, integrating … or demonstrating that integration is not possible. Research methods may include: controlled (lab) experiments; field experiments; cross-sectional surveys; focus groups; interviews; in situ observation. Combinations of experimental and other methods will be encouraged.
The specific research question to be tackled using this mixed methods approach is open. It may focus on a particular behaviour, or pro-environmental behaviour more generally. Applicants are encouraged to propose their own ideas with appropriate reasoning. This may be through an outline research proposal (max. 1-2 pages) which can be attached to the application form. Such proposals should give a sense of how the applicant may use mixed methods as part of an inter-disciplinary enquiry. Examples of research questions include: (1) Does one pro-environmental behaviour make another one more likely (spillover effect) or less likely (saturation effect), and to what extent does this depend on the behavioural context? (2) Are physical visibility or ‘social visibility’ important determinants of pro-environmental behaviour, and to what extent are these attributes correlated? (‘Social visibility’ implies communication through social networks). (3) What influence does excessive choice have on pro-environmental behaviour, and how much is excessive? Eligible applicants should have: (1) an academic background to Masters degree level in a behavioural, public health and/or environmental discipline; (2) experience designing and applying one or more behavioural and/or social science research methods; (3) an interest in inter-disciplinarity and applied research; (4) a willingness to contribute actively to the Tyndall Centre researcher network. Initiative and the ability to think creatively and work independently is also a must. Applicants with practical experience of behavioural work or behaviour change interventions in policy, business, NGOs or other fields are encouraged.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 20 April 2011.

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Nigeria Sao Tome and Principe Joint Development Authority; Scholarship Assistance for Post Graduate Students in Nigerian Universities

The Nigeria-Sao Tome and Principe Joint, Development Authority in collaboration with our Joint Development Zone (JDZ) Contractor   Party   Total   E&P   Deepwater  E Limited, is offering scholarship assistance to suitably  qualified   Nigerian  Post  Graduate Students   in   selected   fields   in   Nigerian Universities, under the social responsibility obligation of the Contractor Party in the JDZ.


The Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

a.         Candidates must not be more than 40 years old

b.         Candidates must be qualified in any of the following disciplines

i)          Engineering

ii)         Environmental  Sciences

iii)        Geo-Sciences

iv)        Accounting/Business Management/Economics

v)         Law

vi)        Medical Sciences


c.         Candidates must have graduated with a minimum of Second Class Honours.


Candidates Should Submit:

(a)       An Application Letter

(b)       A Curriculum Vitae clearly Stating State of Origin and current contact details including phone number(s) and email address(es)

(c)        Evidence of change of name if applicable Copy of Statement of Result or Certificate of First Degree.

(d)       Copy of statement of Result or Certificate of First Degree.

(e)       Copy of a valid post graduate admission letter from a Nigerian University

(f)        Copy of Student Identification Card clearly stating matriculation number

(g)       Copy of NYSC Discharge Certificate or Exemption Letter

(h)       Copy of ID (International Passport, Drivers Licence or National ID)

(i)         Copy   of   Birth   Certificate   or  Age Declaration Affidavit


Please indicate: POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION on the top right Corner of the envelope.


Please also note that an application does not automatically constitute an offer of Assistance; successful Candidates will be Contacted.


All applications must be submitted on or before 1st April, 2011to:


Nigeria Sao Tome and Principe Joint Development Authority

117 Aminu Kano Crescent

Wuse II, Abuja



P.M.B. 579 Gorki, Abuja


Signed: Management