Nigerian Federation of Social Scientists (NIFESS) 2023 Undergraduate Scholarship Program

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The NiFESS Scholarship and Grant Trust Fund aims to alleviate the financial strain faced by 10,000 students and professionals in social sciences and related fields due to Nigeria’s economic vulnerabilities. This initiative seeks to address the limited financial support available to students pursuing studies in Nigerian universities. The NSGTF offers financial aid and support to members of NiFESS, granting them access to free financial aid for each academic session.

Benefits Offered:

  • Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Undergraduate Final Year Research Project Grant
  • Post-Graduate Scholarship
  • Post-Graduate Research Grant (up to 1,000,000 NGN based on financial needs assessment and NiFESS Scholarship and Grant Board approval)
  • Research Grant for Doctorate Degree (up to 3,000,000 NGN, subject to budget approval from the NiFESS Scholarship and Grant Board)
  • Fellows Research Allowance: Available exclusively to NiFESS Fellows. Grants of up to 10,000,000 NGN are accessible for cross-continental and international research projects, and crucial research endeavors contributing to National Growth and Development.


Undergraduate NiFESS Membership (MoNFS) with the following criteria:

  1. Grade Point:

100 Level: No Grade point requirement

200 Level to Final Year: At least 2.75 GPA

  1. Eligible Levels:

100 Levels to Final Year

Documents Needed for Application:

  • Original Admission Letter Copy
  • Student Identity Card Copy
  • Previous Session/Semester Result
  • Reference Letter from Head of Department confirming departmental enrollment with Official Stamp
  • NiFESS undergraduate membership receipt from PayStack (Copy/Screenshot) Submit all Application Documents via email to scholarship@nifess.org

Application Method:

To apply for the NiFESS Undergraduate Scholarship, candidates must first register for Nigerian Federation of Social Scientists (NIFESS) membership. Register as an undergraduate NiFESS member by tapping Here and returning to this page to proceed with the application.

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