Federal Ministry of Science and Technology Talented Young Scientists of Nigeria (TYSON) Programme 2019


Federal Ministry of Science and Technology is now accepting applications from graduates of Universities/Polytechnics with First Class Honours /Distinction in the areas of Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Environmental Sciences and other related courses for the 2019 Talented Young Scientists of Nigeria (TYSON) Programme. The deadline for submission of applications for the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology Talented Young Scientists of Nigeria (TYSON) Programme is 7th September, 2019.

Federal Ministry of Science and Technology Talented Young Scientists of Nigeria (TYSON) Programme

Talented Young Scientists of Nigeria (TYSON) is an annual event instituted by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, aimed at giving award to support graduates of Tertiary Institutions in the areas of Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences with first class Honours at the University level. This will encourage undergraduates who are pursuing their careers in the fields of Science and Technology to put more effort so as to come out with the best result at the end of their studies. The programme will in turn support the emergence of a knowledge driven economy envisaged for the country.



Federal Ministry of Science and Technology Talented Young Scientists of Nigeria (TYSON) Programme Objective

The main objectives of TYSON are to:

  • Improve Science, Industry and Academic partnership;
  • Facilitate the development of Smart Technology companies;
  • Retain 1st Class graduates of Science / Engineering in the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) profession;
  • Forge friendship among future Nigerian graduates of Science and Technology and encourage networking;
  • Foster long term national cooperation among Research and Tertiary Institutions;
  • Produce a pool of dedicated Scientists, Technologists and Engineers with international competence;
  • Lay the foundation that will enable Nigerian Scientists / Engineers proffer solutions to continental and world problems;
  • Create a platform for Nigerian Scientists in the future to become renowned Noble Laureates in Medicine, Chemistry and Physics.

Federal Ministry of Science and Technology Talented Young Scientists of Nigeria (TYSON) Programme Eligibility

All Graduates of Tertiary Institutions (Universities/Polytechnics) with First Class Honours /Distinction in the areas of Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Environmental Sciences and other related courses from 2016-2018. The following challenges being faced by the STI sector in Nigeria over the years are being posed for the participants to proffer solutions using STI approaches:

  • Non- Commercialization of Research & Development results,
  • Non-Utilization of Nuclear Technology to eradicate malaria in Africa,
  • Non-Utilization of renewable technology to address food storage in the rural areas,
  • Non-utilization of Bioresources to address health challenges.

How to Apply for the Talented Young Scientists of Nigeria (TYSON) Programme

 Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

Apply Here Official Link

Note: Please indicate your area of interest of proffering solution(s). Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate.

For enquiries, please contact:
Ukpong, R.O, 
Assistant Director (STEM),
Department of Science and Technology Promotion
Phone No.: +2348036810150
Email: ronnish2001@yahoo.com

Deadline: 7th September, 2019.


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