About the Fellowship
The IFRA Research Fellowship is an academic extension of IFRA-Nigeria. It is comprised of a group of volunteer researchers (Junior and Senior scholars) drawn from various universities and research institution in Nigeria and beyond. The primary aim of the Fellowship is to create a network of researchers for the advancement of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. The Fellowship also seeks to achieve the following cardinal objectives:
a) Bring academics and researchers together for the purpose of generating and devloping new research frontiers.
b) Encourage Junior scholars to report field research, in the form of scientific presentations at conferences and seminars, and to make scientific contributions to edited volumes, working papers and reputable journals.
c) Organise seminars, training, workshops and personality lectures for the capacity development of the Fellows.
d) Provide small grants to Research Fellows to undertake scientific projects in line with IFRA-Nigeria’s research agenda.
e) Encourage the exchange of information and research materials among researchers.
f) Provide a plateform for impactful research through the Nigerian Watch Database and create avenues for cutting-edge research publication
Who is qualified to be a Fellow
The Fellowship is open to individuals who meet the following criteria:
a) Applicants must be post-graduate students, lecturers, or researchers from universities and research institutions, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, with a direct interest in Nigeria, Ghana, Niger, or West African transnational issues.
b)Applicants to the Junior fellowship must have authored, within the last 12 months, at least one published academic paper, or one unpublished working paper, or one paper presented at a scholar conference/seminar.
c)Applicants to Senior fellowship must have a PhD in the relevant discipline and must have also published, within the last 18 months, at least one scholarly book, or have authored two academic papers (ethier published or accepted for publication in a reputable journal or in a scholarly edited volume)
d) Applicants must show interest in scholarship, team work, personal development, and peer training.
How to apply
Download and fill the form:
Structure of the Fellowship
The Headquarters of IFRA Research Fellowship is situated within the serene environment of the University of Ibadan (Institute of African Studies). The Fellowship also has regional offices at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (East and South-South). The Obafemi Awolowo University branch is under the University of Ibadan regional office.