At a minimum, you must currently be an undergraduate in a Nigerian University in pursuit of a BSc/B.A/Law Degree or a Post Graduate Student

The following eligibility criteria would apply:



  • Applicants must be students of NUC approved Nigerian universities or NBTE accredited polytechnics;
  • Undergraduate applicants must currently be in year three to final year for universities and HND 1 to HND 2 for polytechnics;
  • A minimum of 2 recommendations from their institutions’ lecturers, one of which would serve as a referee to the candidate;
  • The research must be relevant to the Nigerian context, environment and situation;
  • Focused in enterprise development, including but not limited to inclusive finance, poverty alleviation, community development and sustainability;
  • The research must show high sense of originality and imaginative thoughts.
  • The application must be submitted with an initial proposal of not more than 3 pages as well as the candidate’s personal profile signed off by the academic supervisor.


(There is no age limit for applicants. There will be no discrimination on the grounds of gender, religionethnicity in the selection of awardees.)


  • Needs assessment
  • Presentation of Research work
  • Double spacing
  • Times New Roman Fonts 12
  • Justified
  • Free from any form of plagiarism



All entries to be submitted from 14th August– 1st October 2019.

All entries must be in soft copy and should be submitted via




  • Introduction
  • Background to the study
  • Statement of the problem
  • Research question
  • Objective of the study
  • Statement of hypothesis
  • Significance of the study
  • Scope and limitation of the study
  • Definition of terms

2.0 Literature review

2.1 Theoretical framework

2.2  Conceptual framework

2.3 Review of related empirical studies

2.4 Summary of literature review


3.0 Methodology

3.1 Research design

3.2 The study area

3.3 Method of data collection

3.4 Model specification


4.0 Results and discussion


5.0 Conclusions and recommendations

5.1 Conclusion

5.2 Recommendations

5.3 Suggestions for further study

5.4 Contribution to knowledge

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