FUNAGIB Scholarship for African Students Working on Cassava (Fully-funded to Brazil) 2019

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 FUNAGIB offers three scholarships annually to postgraduate students working with cassava breeding. One of these is dedicated to an African student, while the other two are designated to Brazilians.

Application Deadline: 31st May 2019

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Brazil

About the Award: The foundation FUNAGIB was established in 2015 by its founder Nagib Nassar thanks to Kuwait KFAS (Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science) Prize received by him in the same year.

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Type: Research


  • Candidates for this scholarship should have completed their course credits and should be in phase of preparing their thesis.
  • Major field of his (her) study should be on cassava plant breeding.

Value of Award: R$ 20,000 (twenty thousand reais – US$ 1.00 = R$ 3.5 more or less according to real fluctuation), including air ticket.

Duration of Program: 5 months. Study should begin at Brasilia by 1st August 2018.

How to Apply: Applicants must send by e-mail the following documents:

  • A recommendation letter from faculty or supervisor
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic history
  • Statement by candidate endorsed by his supervisor declaring commitment of the student to five months of the research on cassava periclinal chimera to improve the crop to be conducted at Brasília, Brazil. This subject should be a part of the final thesis.

Contact: Prof. Nagib Nassar (E-mail: [email protected] )

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: FUNAGIB


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