No fewer than 1,008 candidates have been shortlisted by the Petroleum Development Fund (PTDF) for selection under the PhD Scholarship category for 2017/18 academic year.
The Head, Press and Public Relations of the fund, Mr. Kalu Otisi, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja that the selection process would start next week.
“Interviews for the selection of candidates for the award of 2017/2018 PTDF Scholarship in the PhD category have been scheduled to hold from Monday, July 24, to Friday July 28, 2017.
“A total of 1,008 candidates have been shortlisted to face a Central Selection Committee panel constituted from the academia, industry and research institutes.
“The members will interview the shortlisted candidates on their PhD research proposals in the nine priority areas for the award of the Ph.D. scholarship,’’ he said.
The nine priority areas are Environmental Studies and Health Safety and Environment (HSE), Marginal Fields Development and Flow Assurance and Pipelines Engineering.
Others are Geology and Petroleum Geology, Civil and Marine Engineering, Renewable Energy, Reservoir Engineering/Production Technology, Refining Technology, Ship Building and Marine Technology, and other relevant oil and gas related disciplines.
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