Graduate Scholarships in African Universities: Apply for PhD and MSc degree Scholarships in the Maize value chain of the project "Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa (SARD-SC)", funded by the African Development Bank.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and its partners, AfricaRice and the International Centre for Agricultural Research for the Dry Areas (ICARDA) have received a grant of about US$ 64 million from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance the project “Support to Agricultural Research for development of Strategic Crops in Africa (SARD-SC)”.
The strategic crops within the context of the project are cassava, maize, rice and wheat.
The overall objective of SARD-SC is to enhance food and nutrition and contribute to poverty reduction in AfDB’s low-income member Countries (RMCs). Its specific objective is to enhance the productivity and income of four CAADP’s priority value chains (cassava, maize, rice and wheat) on a sustainable basis.
Under this project, AfDB has made a contribution to IITA to execute a 5-year sub-project that aims to upgrade the maize and cassava value chain in Africa through the
Graduate Scholarships in African Universities - Number & Stipends
As part of its human capacity building component, the project is offering eight (8) MSc and four (4) PhD scholarships at African universities.
Scholarships will be comprehensive and include stipend, research costs, tuition, travel and insurance.
Graduate Scholarships in African Universities - Areas of Research
Research areas include Agronomy/Natural Resource Management, Irrigation, Agricultural Economics, Crop Protection (Pathology and Entomology) and Breeding.
The researcher will conduct in-depth study of a relevant topic to be carried out in one of the SARD-SC maize target countries. Suggested topics are detailed below.
Graduate Scholarships in African Universities - Qualifications
Scholarships in African Universities - Eligible countries
Scholarships in African Universities - Application Procedure
Candidates should apply by sending an email to IITA-TrainingUnit [at] cgiar.org. Please identify which SARD-SC position for which you are applying. All applicants are required to include:
Africa Scholarships - Closing date: 30th August.
Screening of applications will begin shortly afterwards and will continue till positions are filled.
IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
For more scholarship information, see: Graduate Scholarships in African Universities
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