News DAAD-RUFORUM in-region scholarships 2014: PhD in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology (CALL ID: PBB/DAAD/PHD/14)

RUFORUM Secretariat is pleased to announce that a few scholarships for PhD Plant Breeding and Biotechnology programme are available through DAAD in region programme support. The scholarships are tenable for 2014/15 academic year at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. DAAD promotes international academic exchange as well as educational cooperation with developing countries through various funding and scholarship programmes. The aim of the in-region programme is to support RUFORUM’s regional training programmes.

Release date 07/06/2014
Contributor Jean Didider akpona
Geographical coverage Afrique
Keywords PhD, plant breeding, Africa

The PhD training at Makerere University starts in September 2014, and therefore, only candidates available to start the PhD training this September need to apply. Applications are invited from qualified candidates (must be MSc holders in the relevant disciplines) from outside Uganda, but from Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. Academic staff members from Universities and women are especially encouraged to apply.
Please note that males should not be more than 35 years old, and women, 40 at the time of application. Candidates must apply for both scholarships from RUFORUM Secretariat and PhD admission from Makerere University. Candidates who have applied for PhD admission to Makerere University under the Intra ACP Academic Programme (Training Crop Scientists for Africa) need not apply again as we shall use their existing documents for consideration of their applications. However, they need to apply online for the PhD scholarships.

Application process Completed application form and 2 recommendation letters for admission to the PhD Plant Breeding and Biotechnology Programme at Makerere: scanned copies of application documents are accepted)Academic transcripts (attach copies of both undergraduate and MSc certificates)Concept note, of 2-3 pages, outlining the proposed PhD research area (Background, rationale, objectives of the proposed research, proposed Methodology, and expected Results)A one page motivation letter for the PhD studyCompleted online application form for the PhD scholarship. You can register here.

Scholarship Application Deadline
All applications must be received by end of day on 27th June 2014. For any urgent inquiries please email the Training Officer at the RUFORUM Secretariat:

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