Summary Guide to the Grants Register 2017

The Faculty of Education Research Grants Committee

University of Nigeria, Nsukka


Summary Guide to the Grants Register 2017 – The 35th Edition. May 4,  2017

  • The Grants Register 2017 is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to postgraduate and professional funding worldwide.
  • It covers grants in 56 countries of the world.
  • It is published in English and other languages.
  • It contains information on subject areas, levels of study, eligibility and values of the awards as well as the procedures of application.
  • The 35th (2017) Edition of The Grants Reports provides a detailed and comprehensive survey of awards intended for students at or above the postgraduate level, or those who require further professional or advanced vocational training.
  • It provides up-to-date information on availability of, and eligibility for, non-refundable postgraduate and professional awards worldwide.
  • The beauty of this Register is that the various institutions captured in this edition supplied the information that are contained herein and yet institutions that wish to be included are free to send in their own information.

The Grants Register is divided into five sections namely:

  • The Grants Register
  • Subject and Eligibility Guide to Awards
  • Index of Awards
  • Index of Awarding Organisations
  • Index of Discontinued Awards
  • The Grants Register

This section covers from page 1 to page 955. It includes details of the Subject areas – eligibility – purpose – type – numbers offered – frequency – value – length of study – study establishment – country of study and – application procedures.

  • Subject and Eligibility Guide to Awards – This section covers from Page 957 – 1210

This section will help you locate subjects for awards. The following subject areas are captured:

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery; Architecture and Town Planning; Arts and Humanities; Business Administration and Management; Education and Teacher Training; Engineering; Fine and Applied Arts; Home Economics; Law; Mass Communication and Information Science; Mathematics and Computer Science; Medical Science; Natural Science; Recreation, Welfare, Protective Services; Religion and Theology; Service Trades; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Trade, Craft and Industrial Techniques; Transport and Communications.

Some of the awards cover any subject and are tenable in any country while some are country/zone specific for example, there are awards that are specific for African Nations, Australia, Canada, Caribbean Countries, East European Countries, European Union, Middle East, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, and West European Countries.


  • Index of Awards: This section covers from page 1211 – 1247

This section indexed awards alphabetically with page references. The categories of awards are:

Postgraduate Research Awards, Interchange Fellowships, Award for Excellence and Innovation, Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme/Awards, Journals Grants for International Authors, Research Bursary Scheme, Visiting Professors Scheme/Visiting Professor, Trust Awards, Fellowship Research Awards, Scholarship Programme for Masters Students, Research Starter Grants, Sabbatical Fellowships, Senior Research Fellowship, Project Grants, Travel Funds, Residency Programme, Professional Development Awards, Assistantship Programme, Visiting Fellowships, Undergraduate Seminar Faculty Fellowships and Research Studentship.

  • Index of Awarding Organizations 1253 – 1263

Universities, Associations/Societies, Foundations, Institutes, Commissions, Professional Bodies, Schools, Trusts/Funds, NGO’s – eg Human Rights Watch, Business Establishments, Banks, Families/Memorial Trusts, Ministries, Museum and Centres.

  • Index of Discontinued Awards 1249 – 1251

These are awards which are no longer being offered, maybe because:

  • They have been replaced by another programme or
  • They are no longer relevant for inclusion in the publication.


Prof. Okey A. Umeakuka

Chairman, Fac. Research Grants Committee.