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Call for application: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2020

This year again, IFRA-Nigeria is the official Nigerian partner of the Mastercard Foundation-Sciences Po scholarship, a unique opportunity for African students to pursue a Master degree at Sciences Po in France. The Mastercard Foundation will sponsor the selected student(s) to integrate one of Sciences Po many Master programs such as Law, International Affairs, Urban Studies or Management and Innovation.

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Call for application: IFRA 2019 Conference funding

The French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) is offering grants to support valuable graduate students presenting papers at regional and international conferences in any field of the Social Sciences and the Humanities.

This grant will cover conferences that are being held between December 2019 and June 2020.

Requests for funding MUST respect the following guidelines or will not be considered:

  • Eligibility: Master and PhD students in Nigerian universities whose abstract papers have already been accepted at a regional (West Africa) or international conferences (rest of the world).
  • Conditions: IFRA grants will cover ONLY transport fees. Therefore, interested applicants must have arranged accommodations in the site of the conference.
  • Application format: Applications will take place electronically. Applicants should send their:
    • CV;
    • Letters of motivation;
    • Successful conference abstract and;
    • Letter of acceptation from the conference organisers 

Applications should be send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted not later than 1st of November 2019.

Appel à candidature : Bourse pour un travail de terrain sur le programme “Supporting Entrepreneurship in Africa”

La Fondation Tony Elumelu (TEF) situé à Lagos, l’Agence Française de Développent (AFD) et l’Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique au Nigéria (IFRA Nigeria), ont signé un protocole d’échange lié au programme « Supporting Entrepreneurship in Africa » de la TEF.

L’accord prévoit la sélection d’un(e) étudiant(e) en Sciences politiques ou Economie de niveau master, inscrit(e) dans un établissement d’enseignement supérieur français, pour effectuer un travail de terrain dans plusieurs pays africains francophones et anglophones (Nigéria, Cameroun, Côte d’Ivoire) à partir de janvier 2019. L’étudiant(e) sélectionné(e) sera notamment amené(e) à évaluer les retombées du programme « Supporting Entrepreneurship in Africa » à travers un échantillon de bénéficiaires dans les 3 pays cibles.

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Call for application: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2019

The Mastercard foundation and Sciences Po Paris (France) have launched their new Mastercard Foundation Scholars program. This scholarship program aims at sponsoring a number of African students to pursue master studies in Sciences Po Paris. The scholarship program concerns various degrees at Sciences Po, including Law, International Affairs, Urban studies, Management and Innovation.

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Call for application: Fieldwork grants

IFRA-Nigeria together with the French Embassy in Nigeria are offering series of fieldwork grants for Master students enrolled in a selection of Nigerian universities. The goal is to help Master students with coping with the financial costs associated with field research, including transport fees to research locations, accommodations, interview transcription, research assistantship and others. Each grant will be worth 500 euros.

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