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Chukwuka Cosmas Ezenma – CBSS Research Grant for Nigerian Students in Space Science and Astronomy

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Chukwuka Cosmas Ezenma-CBSS research grant for Nigerian students in space science and astronomy offers grants in favor of Nigerian students and researchers in order to develop capacity in space science and technology, Electronics Engineering, Astronomy, and Astrophysics, foster international, cultural, scientific, and technological cooperation in Africa. The grant is designed to support bold and visionary Nigerian students and researchers who are undertaking a postgraduate program related to space science, technology, and astronomy.Click Here to Read for More Information

Potential applicants should NOT be more than 35 years of age at the time of the application. The candidate must be committed to Nigeria’s development and demonstrate outstanding academic and professional achievement, as well as effective teamwork and leadership potential. Grants are offered to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at any Higher Educational/Research Institution in Nigeria, national conferences, and workshops.

Host Institution(s):

Any recognized higher/research institution in Nigeria

Field of study:

The scholarships are open to applicants in the following fields of studies with application in space science and Astronomy:

Environmental Science, Satellite Communication, Remote-Sensing, Atmospheric Sciences, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Instrumentation/Electronics/ICT, Geodesy, and Geo-dynamics. Space Applications, Space Science and Technology, Rocketry, Space Science Education, Transport, and Propulsion.

Target group:

Nigerian Students studying in higher institutions in Nigeria.

Research Grant value/inclusions: Two Hundred Thousand Naira Only (#200,000:00).


All of the awards are aimed at Nigerian students with a high academic ability (typically with a good first degree at least second-class honors upper division or it’s equivalent). Please note that applications will only be considered from candidates already holding an offer (either conditional or unconditional) from a University/Research Institution, who is classified as Nigerian student for fee purposes. Preference will be given to female applicants and physically challenged applicants. Previous beneficiaries of the scheme are not allowed to apply. Those who are also enjoying any other form of the grant are also not allowed to apply.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

NOT be more than 35 years of age as of the time of the grant application.

– be a citizen of one of Nigeria

– be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible post-graduate degree in any Nigerian public university or research institute.

– be enrolled in Astronomy, astrophysics, electronics engineering, or any space science-related course as shown above.

NOT be a previous beneficiary of the scheme


Applicants must provide the following documents:

For postgraduate grant:

– evidence of postgraduate admission.

– reference letter from the head of department or supervisor written on the University letter headed paper detailing the applicant’s research topic, CGPA upon admission, duration of the program, and field of specialization/academic program. This required information must be sent from the referee’s university official/institutional e-mail (public domain emails are not accepted) directly to: and

– all applications should be submitted online

For conference and workshop applications:

– applicants must upload evidence of acceptance of the research paper for presentation

– reference letter from the applicant’s head of institution written on the institutional letter headed paper and emailed directly to: and (public domain emails are not accepted).

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