Deadline: 6th June 2015
3–year doctoral training in insect sciences for development
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, requests applications for doctoral research scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS).
icipe is an international scientific research institute, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya that works towards improving lives and livelihoods of people in Africa. The centre’s main objective is to research and develop alternative and environmentally-friendly pest and vector management strategies that are effective, selective, non-polluting, non-resistance inducing, and which are affordable to resource-limited rural and urban communities. icipe‘s mandate also extends to the conservation and use of the rich insect biodiversity found in Africa. icipe works in a holistic and integrated approach through a 4-H paradigm – Human, Animal, Plant and Environmental Health – with the aim of improving the overall health of communities in tropical Africa by addressing the interlinked problems of poverty, poor health, low agricultural productivity and degradation of the environment (for more information go to http://www.icipe.org).
DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation, and offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education. They also represent the German higher education system abroad, promoting Germany as an academic and research destination, and help build links between institutions around the world (for more information go to http://nairobi.daad.de/en/).
ARPPIS PhD Programme
Capacity building of individual researchers and institutions in Africa is an integral part of icipe’s research and development activities. icipe‘s Capacity Building Programme aims to promote the development and use of sustainable arthropod management technologies by enhancing the research and training capabilities of countries in Africa. ARPPIS is a partnership with African universities – with financial support from DAAD – offering three-year doctoral research scholarships aimed at preparing young researchers from Africa for regional leadership roles, as well as internationally competitive research careers, in arthropod-related sciences.
At icipe ARPPIS scholars are provided with excellent research conditions in an interdisciplinary environment within a structured, three-year training programme that includes research, training, and participation in scientific meetings and international conferences. Scholars conduct their research at icipe’s laboratories and field sites located in various agro-ecological zones.
- Twelve DAAD-ARPPIS PhD scholarships are available in 2015.
- Scholarships cover all costs of the PhD programme, including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees, and research and training costs. Financial support for the scholarships is provided in part by DAAD and also by icipe.
- Successful candidates will carry out their research in selected projects at icipe (see Annex 1 for a list of Eligible Projects and specific applicant requirements).
- Successful candidates will develop a full proposal and register with an ARPPIS partner university in Africa after they commence their PhD programme at icipe.
- The PhD programme will commence in September 2015.
To download full call, please follow this link: http://www.icipe.org/index.php/component/content/article/43-capacity-building-/937-daad-arppis-doctoral-scholarships-available-for-study-at-icipe-kenya.html