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The Liberty Times™ Nigeria Scholarship program (coming soon…)

We are starting a PhD / MSc Scholarship funding Program Sponsor by The Liberty Times™ Nigeria.

Funds would be raised on a case by case basis in collaboration with our Corporate Partners. The aim is to provide a platform to facilitate the funding of Research and development of solutions in issues we are investigating that affects society largely.

The person

  •  Applicants should have at least a first-class BSc Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related field or the topic of interest.
  •  Applicants who have publications and research experience at Master level are preferred.
  •  Applicants with degrees from a reputable University ( top 400 in the world – based on QS ranking or similar) are preferred.
  •  Consideration will also be given to applicants who do not meet all the criteria above but are applicants of Nigerian descent. International students with a Master degree from a reputable university are also encouraged to apply.

Send your CV including final grades for your degrees and publication list, academic transcripts, English test (if applicable) and details of 2-3 references by e-mail to

The Sponsor

The sponsor is the individual, organisation or partnership that takes on overall responsibility for proportionate, effective arrangements being in place to set up, run and report the research project.

Responsibilities of the Sponsor

  • The Sponsor is responsible for ensuring that arrangements are in place for the research team to access resources and support to deliver the research as proposed and that agreement is in place which specifies responsibilities for the management and monitoring of research.
  • The Sponsor is also responsible for identifying and addressing poorly designed or planned research and poor quality research proposals, protocols or applications, as well as ensuring that proposals are scientifically sound.
  • The Sponsor must also ensure that arrangements are in place to review significant developments as the research proceeds, particularly those that put the safety of individuals at risk.
  • and the Sponsor is also required to approve modifications to the study design.

The Research owner

The results of the research & IP would be co-owned by the University, The Sponsor*, the Fundraiser* and the Funders. *The Funder can negotiate to payoff for the service offered by the Sponsor and the Fundraiser.

The Fundraiser

Alongside fundraising for the Program Sponsor, which is the main role of the fundraiser, fundraisers are also a way to promote the message and goals of the research to Funders (Corporate Partners and Individuals) and to the general public.


Funders are Corporate Partners and Individuals who share in the cause of finding Robust solutions to the particular issue we are investigating. Funders share an interest in the research Topic and express this by making a financial contribution towards the Study.

5 Reasons to Study a PhD

A PhD is both financially draining and incredibly challenging. Lasting for 3 – 4 years (depending upon your subject matter) the percentage of students who start their qualification and either fail or drop out is significantly higher than any other postgraduate course.

While we’re not trying to dissuade you from doing the course (far from it), it is essential that if you decide to study for your PhD, then you do it for the right reasons…

1) Make a contribution towards your chosen field

Many students who pursue a course of PhD study, do so because they are passionate about a specific subject, and want to use their research time to make important discoveries within that field.

One of the great things about your PhD is that you will be able to conduct your own research. If your thesis and your findings are strong and relevant, other experts within your chosen area of academia will reference your work and your discoveries when teaching future students.

2) Long-term career goals

Some students who pursue a PhD do so in order to pursue their long -term degree goals.  For those looking to pursue a career in academia, then a PhD is an essential qualification which will allow them to both continue their research, and to teach University students. Those wishing to pursue a career within this field should try and gain teaching practice throughout their PhD by giving lectures and seminars to first-year undergraduates.

Many PhD graduates who are lucky enough to be sponsored to do their course go on to find employment with the companies that funded them.  Similarly, the analytical and research skills learnt on a PhD course are highly transferable to other industries.

3) Improving and challenging knowledge

Some minds are just curious and for these people, studying for a PhD will feel like a natural next step. Unlike undergraduate and Master’s qualifications, the PhD program will be less structured and so students will be encouraged to research topics that are of specific interest to them.

4) Enjoyment of the subject matter

Of course, before you decide for definite that you want to study on a PhD, it is important that you have a passion for your PhD subject – otherwise, you’ll only be miserable. Although contact hours are minimal, the PhD is a very intense course and you will be living and breathing your research and thesis for at least 3 years.

If you’re not sure whether you will be able to maintain a high level of passion for your chosen subject, then you should either change your specialist topic or reconsider whether a PhD is the right qualification for you.

5) Demonstration of intellectual potential

One thing a PhD course will do is separate the good academics from the fantastic ones. It not only demonstrates an individual’s ability to conduct independent research but also showcases their in-depth knowledge in a specific subject area. Within the world of academia, this is essential.


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