Jessica Roy Memorial Scholarships

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Jessica Roy Memorial Scholarship:

Jessica Roy Scholarships will support graduate field studies in gender, social organization, and water management in Africa.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Be a national of a developing country involved in agroforestry research, education or development.
  • Candidates must be 35 years of age or less.
  • Be registered for a postgraduate degree at a recognized university (evidence required).
  • Show evidence of interest in agroforestry research by producing an agroforestry research concept (maximum three pages, including: covering title, objectives, hypotheses, methods and tools, location, duration and budget).
  • Have completed or be close to completing coursework for the graduate degree for which she/he is registered.
  • Be an employee of a university or a national research institute.

    Scholarship Conditions

  • It is assumed that candidates will have other grants to meet their tuition and other expenses related to the studies.
  • The grant will be used to cover expenses arising from field research (including travel), laboratory analysis and thesis production.
  • The thesis research will be jointly supervised by the university where the applicant is registered. Each institution will appoint a suitable supervisor.
  • Supervisors will receive a travel grant (where justified) to meet once. The travel grant shall not exceed USD 1,500. This shall be additional to the USD 5,000 given to the student.

    Scholarship Requirements

  • Fill in an application form.
  • A letter of recommendation from employer/ institution.
  • A three-page concept note (relevant to Jessica Roy’s areas of interest mentioned above).
  • Certified copies of certificates.
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • Two recent passport size photographs.
  • Evidence of registration for a Masters Degree Programme.

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    The Jessica Roy Memorial Scholarships

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