Embassy of France in Nigeria High-Level Research Stay (SSHN) Scholarship 2024

Scholarship Details and Benefits

The SSHN scholarship for 2024 covers a comprehensive range of benefits aimed at ensuring a productive and hassle-free research stay in France. Beneficiaries will enjoy:

  • Round-trip airfare to and from France, removing the burden of travel expenses.
  • A monthly allowance to cover living expenses, ensuring that scholars can fully focus on their research without financial worries.
  • Health and repatriation insurance, providing peace of mind regarding health and safety during the stay.
  • Assistance with accommodation arrangements through Campus France Paris, with the cost conveniently deducted from the grant, simplifying the logistical aspects of the stay.

Eligibility Criteria

The SSHN scholarship is open to a diverse group of applicants, with specific eligibility requirements set to ensure that the scholarship benefits those most in need of this opportunity:

  • Applicants must hold a tenure position in either a public or private higher education institution or a scientific research laboratory accredited by the National Universities Commission.
  • Both PhD students and PhD holders are eligible to apply, with the distinction that those who obtained their doctorate more than 5 years ago are classified as “confirmed researchers,” while recent graduates within the last 5 years are considered “young researchers.”
  • The scholarship is available for mobilities lasting from 2 to 4 weeks, scheduled between September 15 and December 15, 2024, contingent upon the French host institution’s ability to accommodate the grantee.



Selection Process

Applications will undergo a rigorous assessment process, focusing on the clarity of the research project and its potential to contribute significantly to the applicant’s personal development, institutional enhancement, and the broader landscape of Franco-Nigerian cooperation. A well-defined work plan and evidence of co-financing will be viewed favourably, highlighting the importance of a thoroughly prepared application.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to compile their application documents into a single PDF file and submit them via email to sebastien.bede@diplomatie.gouv.fr. The application form is available for download at the Campus France Nigeria website, ensuring a straightforward application process.

The application deadline is April 26, 2024, marking a crucial date for prospective applicants.

For more detailed information on the application process and scholarship benefits, please visit the SSHN Scholarship page on the Campus France Nigeria website. This scholarship offers a remarkable chance for Nigerian researchers to engage with the global academic community, enrich their research experience, and forge lasting connections with French institutions. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your academic career to new heights.

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