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CALL FOR 2015/2016 ACADEMIC STAFF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS (SUPPORTED BY TETFUND)

Academic Staff Training and Development Grant
Academic Staff Training and Development Grant is an intervention grant offered by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and open for utilization by Confirmed Academic Staff of Nigerian Higher Education Institutions for pursuit of higher degrees and bench work programmes.

The call
Academic Staff of the University are hereby invited to compete for the 2015/2016 Academic Staff Training and Development Grant.

Purpose
The Grant will support the Academic staff of the University to pursue Masters, Ph.D in Nigeria or any high ranking foreign institution while bench work programmes will only be in any high ranking foreign institution.

Note: Choice of University of study must be guided by the World University Ranking of Times Higher Education (THE). Scholar should aspire to go to countries that have universities ahead of the best university in Nigeria (based on the ranking of that year). Scholars should be guided by the University league tables of the countries to ensure that they are seeking for placement in the top-of-the-league universities (top 20% of the universities in advanced economies and top 10% of the universities in developing economies).

Condition
Suitably qualified Academic Staff must have letters of admission for higher degrees or letters of invitation/placement for bench work programmes. In addition, official documents detailing complete schedule of fees either on the admission/invitation letters or any other formal documents are necessary. While application does not guarantee approval, applicants will be expected to agree with the final decision of the University Staff Development Committee which is administering the grant on behalf of the University Management.

Method of Application
Applicants seeking support are expected to submit the following documents:

a. Letter of Admission/Invitation or placement (for bench work applicants)
b. Complete schedule of fees including:

  1. Tuition
  2. Cost of Accommodation
  3. Cost of Feeding
  4. Laboratory cost (if any)
  5. Cost of return Flight Ticket
  6. Project Proposal for Ph.D

  c.     Two copies of duly completed Bond Form
  d.     Duly completed TETFund AST&D Nomination Form
  e.     Recent Curriculum Vitae containing e-mail address and telephone number(s)
  f.      Photostat copies of all Credentials                  
  g.     Evidence of medical fitness from a Public Hospital (Not Health Centres)

The applications should be addressed to the Vice- Chancellor through the Director, CENIP and submitted to the Centre not later than thirty (30) working days from the date of this announcement (i.e. Monday, 20th March, 2017).