Covenant University Bioinformatics Research Group won the 2014 TWAS Research grant with the project titled: “Preclinical Evaluation of Novel Computational-aided Designed Compounds as Antimalarial Drug Candidates”. This research grant provides support for full-time MSc students who will carry out their research under this project in Covenant University, Nigeria.

Applications are therefore requested from all qualified candidates for a postgraduate scholarship under this project.

Applicants may apply to any of the two postgraduate programmes in the Department of Biological Sciences but must be willing to carry out his/her research in the area as provided for by the research project:

M.Sc, Biochemistry
M.Sc, Microbiology

The scholarship will cover the following

Registration for MSc Programme
Full Tuition
Monthly stipend ($200/month)

In addition, successful applicants will have free access to facilities in our Phytochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Laboratories.

Conditions for Eligibility

Applicants should submit their applications on/before 10th February, 2015.
Late applications will be disqualified.
Applicants should have a minimum of a Second Class Lower division in Biochemistry or Microbiology or its equivalent from a recognized University (within or outside Nigeria).
Applicants should be willing to attend the programme on a full-time basis for 18 months
Applicants should be articulate, innovative and research minded, able to clearly present his/her work to a diverse audience in English.
Female applicants are encouraged to apply
Application is open to all Nationalities

Application Closing Date
10th February, 2015

Interview Date
16th February, 2015

Submission of Application
All applications are to be submitted in English to the following:

Prof. E.F. Adebiyi:
Dr. A.H. Adebayo,
cc: Dr. O.O. Ogunlana

The application should contain

Applicant’s CV in PDF specifying postgraduate degree option at the top right hand corner of the CV, saved as first name and Surname e.g. Application CV_Ben_Oyekola
Applicant’s expression of interest in the postgraduate programme and interest in the next 5 years, on a separate MS-Word Doc. (250 words maximum). Saved as first name and Surname e.g. Expression of interest_Ben_Oyekola

For further information, please contact:
Email Addresses: or
Mobile Contacts: +234 803 635 7197; +234 808 045 4316

Note: Successful candidates must be ready to resume for lectures immediately.


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