Category: Sponsorship Opportunities

Apply Now: 10 PhD positions in collaborative research programme available


Wageningen University (The Netherlands), the CGIAR Research Programme on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics and other international partners (see Annex 1) are recruiting PhD students for their collaborative programme entitled: Responsible life-sciences innovations for development in the digital age: Environmental Virtual Observatories for Connective Action (EVOCA) in crop, water, livestock and disease management.   The programme will study how ICT based virtual platforms … Read More Apply Now: 10 PhD positions in collaborative research programme available

Announcement: Masters Research fellowship available from IITA


The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) with several national and international partners are implementing a development into research project, “N2Africa- Putting Nitrogen to work for smallholder farmers in Africa” in eleven African countries including Uganda. The project seeks to build sustainable partnerships and expertise in nitrogen fixation to improve soil fertility, increase productivity, food security, nutrition and income through improved grain legumes for … Read More Announcement: Masters Research fellowship available from IITA

Sharing Experiences: First beneficiary of RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship


As the first PhD student successfully placed under the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA), Mr Anthony Mwije shares his experience of the programme. When I saw the RUFORUM GTA advert, I knew my chance to enroll for PhD studies in a University of my choice had arrived. Immediately, I started working on my application for the GTA as well as admission to Stellenbosch University. … Read More Sharing Experiences: First beneficiary of RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship

Scholarships Announcement: INTRA ACP MOBILITY Scholarship Schemes available


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is collaborating with its consortium members in the implementation of INTRA ACP Mobility Scheme which supports the higher education cooperation between countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the pacific (ACP). The scheme aims to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in the ACP … Read More Scholarships Announcement: INTRA ACP MOBILITY Scholarship Schemes available

PhD Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program


Over the years, universities in Africa have sought opportunities to send their staff for post-graduate training abroad in a bid to strengthen research and training, at very high costs. The loss of faculty for 4 to 5 years has negatively affected universities. In order to meet the growing demand for Doctoral level scientists in Africa, the Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) programme was initiated by … Read More PhD Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program

Special FAPA Call – Attachments for PhD & MSc graduates specializing in barley, finger millet, pearl millet & sorghum


This call is being sponsored and supported by the Dryland Cereals Scholarship Program of the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals (Dryland Cereals). It is designed to strengthen the agriculture research capacities of dryland cereal crops (barley, finger millet, pearl millet and sorghum) for young scientists in Africa. The grantees are expected to undertake internships / attachments with the International Center for Agricultural Research … Read More Special FAPA Call – Attachments for PhD & MSc graduates specializing in barley, finger millet, pearl millet & sorghum

Announcement of the First IAAE 2015 Carl K. Eicher Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation


Family, friends and colleagues of the late Carl K. Eicher have established a fund under the IAAE to support an award for the best doctoral dissertation on Africa to honour the outstanding contributions of the late Professor Eicher to African agricultural research and education. The first award will be made at the International Conference of Agricultural Economists in Milan in August, 2015, consisting of … Read More Announcement of the First IAAE 2015 Carl K. Eicher Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation

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