PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology of Lagging Countries

Two Confirmed Dead, Other Missing In Lagos Boat Accident

It was gathered that 16 persons including the boat driver were missing and being searched by rescuers. 

Rescuers trying to find bodies after the unfortunate accident

Two persons have been confirmed dead, three rescued and others feared missing after a passenger boat capsized in Lagos.

It was gathered that the 20 passenger boat which left Badore in Ajah enroute Egbin jetty, Ijede in Ikorodu upturned at about 10pm on Saturday, few minutes after it took off.

While three of the passengers were said to have swam to safety, two bodies were recovered on Sunday afternoon.

It was gathered that 16 persons including the boat driver were missing and being searched by rescuers.

Sources said all on-board were not wearing live jackets, adding that the driver had succumbed to pleas by stranded passengers to take them to Ijede.

“No one was putting on life jacket. The boat driver was not on duty, he was coming from where he had gone to repair his boat. On his way back, he saw the passengers and they begged him to take them to Egbin, Ijede.

“Emergency workers are searching for those missing. So far, Two bodies have been seen. The cause of the accident is not known yet,” 
said a source.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed the incident to our Correspondent but said details were still sketchy.

In partnership with host institutes throughout the developing world, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency is offering PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries.

The purpose of this fellowship program is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology for the development of their countries.Advertisements


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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency informed by the Yogyakarta Principles in Action the working for the rights for LGBTI. It is responsible for the organization of the bulk of Sweden’s official development assistance to developing countries.

Why should apply to this program? The program will provide an opportunity for women candidates to build up a career in their chosen field.  It offers a diverse range of opportunities for developing skills to prepare them for a career.

Application Deadline: May 30, 2019


  • Eligible Countries: Citizens of lagging countries such as Afghanistan, Madagascar, Angola, Malawi, Bangladesh, Mali, Benin, Mauritania, Bhutan, Mongolia, Bolivia, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Burundi, Nepal, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Cameroon, Niger Central African Rep, Chad, Paraguay, Comoros, Rwanda, Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Dem Rep. Congo, Sierra Leone, Djibouti, Solomon Islands, El Salvador, Somalia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Gambia, Swaziland, Ghana, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Guinea, Tanzania, Guinea-Bissau, Timor-Leste, Haiti, Togo, Honduras, Tuvalu, Kenya, Uganda, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Lao People’s Dem Rep., Yemen, Lesotho, Zambia, Liberia and Zimbabwe.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: PhD in Science and Technology: Agricultural Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, Biological Systems and Organisms, Chemical Sciences, Computing and Information Technology, Engineering Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Neurosciences, Physics, Structural, Cell, and Molecular Biology.
  • Admissible Criteria: For being the part of this program, the applicant must confirm that they intend to return to their home country as soon as possible after the completion of the fellowship. Claimants must be qualified an MSc degree in one of the above-listed study fields.

How to Apply

  • How to apply: For taking advantages of this program, you need to be registered as a PhD degree program at any university. After being enrolled, aspirants can apply for the award.
  • Supporting Documents: You may be asked for the PhD research proposal outline, all university-issued transcripts, curriculum vitae, preliminary acceptance letter, letter of commitment, reference letters, passport, registration and no objection certificate and supporting statement from home supervisor.
  • Language Requirement: Seekers must have to prove their English language skills.


The grant will provide the monthly allowance to cover basic living expenses such as accommodation and meals while in the host country, special allowance, return ticket, visa expenses, annual medical insurance contribution, opportunity to attend regional science communications workshops, study fees.

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