MSc Scholarships on Health of Aquatic Resources for Eastern and Southern Africa 2016
Brief description: Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Makerere University (MU), University of Nairobi (UoN), University of Zambia (UNZA) and the University of Dar es Salaam’s – Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) in Zanzibar is pleased to announce a call for applications for 10 MSc scholarships within the field of health of aquatic resources.
Application Deadline: 21st August 2016.
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: The positions are only available to applicants from Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Zambia for the respective positions in the partner universities in those countries.
To be taken at (country): Tanzania
Eligible Field of Study: Aquatic health and other related fields
About the Award: The aim of the scholarships is to support training of local scholars at Masters degree level. Selected MSc candidates will register as full time students at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania where they will undertake the course work for one year before returning to their home countries for research under the supervision of the partner Universities implementing the TRAHESA project.
Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Makerere University (MU), University of Nairobi (UoN), University of Zambia (UNZA) and the University of Dar es Salaam’s – Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) in Zanzibar is undertaking a collaborative research project entitled “Capacity Building for Training and Research in Aquatic and Environmental Health in Eastern and Southern Africa (TRAHESA)”. The project is supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) under the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED). The goal of the project is to strengthen education and research capacity in aquatic and environmental health in Eastern and Southern Africa. The project intends to achieve the above through training of human resources at both masters and PhD levels while generating the information to fill the knowledge gap.
Type: Masters Research
- Holders of Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine (BVM), Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Fish Health and Safety related fields or other equivalent degree in relevant fields in natural and environmental sciences.
- Having admission or evidence of submitted application documents for admission to pursue MSc in “Health of Aquatic Resources” at SUA in 2016/17 Academic year.
- Highly motivated individuals to develop a scientific career and capability to complete MSc studies within the prescribed time frame (2 years).
- Interested in undertaking research in health of aquatic resources.
- Not already enrolled in a sponsored MSc programme.
- Willingness to work in a team and a strong ambition to accomplish the research goals of the project.
- Good academic records /transcripts.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Good command of spoken and written English.
- Perspectives on future use of MSc skills for teaching, research and extension; as well as for self employment under the Private sector.
- Full time availability from October 2016 for a period of 2 years.
Number of Awardees: Not stated
Value of Fellowship: The fellowship will cover tuition fees, a monthly stipend and research costs based on successful deliverables.
Duration of Fellowship: 1 year
How to Apply: Potential candidates are hereby invited to submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and certificates, 2 names of academic referees whereby at least one of them being the immediate work supervisors, and a one page concept note. The concept note should contain an outline of the rationale for the proposed study, objectives, methodological approach and expected outputs. Applications MUST reach focal persons in the respective Institutions and Countries by 21st August 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by 31st August 2016.
Award Provider: Sokoine University of Agriculture