No fewer than 1008 candidates have been shortlisted by the Petroleum Development Technology Fund (PTDF) for selection under the Ph.D scholarship category for 2017/2018 academic year.
A statement signed by Mr Kalu Otisi, Head Press and Public Relations, on Wednesday in Abuja, said the selection process would commence by next week.
“Interviews for the selection of candidates for the award of 2017/2018 PTDF Scholarship in the Ph.D category have been scheduled to hold from Monday, July 24, to Friday July 28, 2017.
“A total of 1008 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 Ph.D research proposals in the nine priority areas for scholarship,’’ it said.
It named the nine priority areas as Environmental Studies and Health Safety and Environment (HSE), Marginal fields development and Flow Assurance and Pipelines Engineering
Others include 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.
It added that shortlisted candidates for the interview were contacted through email and SMS notifications giving the specific dates and times for their interviews.
“Applicants are also advised to visit the application website using their PIN.
“Successful candidates will be able to log on to the site and print their notification slip which will contain necessary information and instructions.
“The PTDF Ph.D Scholarship is for a duration of thirty six (36) months,’’ it added (NAN)