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JR Biotek Foundation Molecular Lab Training Workshop & Scholarships for African students at Cambridge University 2018 – UK

Scholarships are available to sponsor outstanding PhD students (involved in agric. research in Africa) to participate in our world-class Molecular Lab Training Workshop at the University of Cambridge in September 2018.

Application Deadline: 9th April 2018

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

About the Award: JR Biotek Foundation are pleased to invite you to apply to their annual Molecular Laboratory Training Workshop 2018 co-organised with the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge from 3rd-11th September 2018.

The University of Cambridge has been central to innovation and teaching in the field of Plant Sciences for centuries. It is the scientific home of famous botanists, Stephen Hales in the 18th century, Darwin’s mentor JS Henslow in the 19th century, and Blackman, Tansley and Godwin in the 20th century.

The Molecular Laboratory Training Workshop held in the Cambridge’s Department of Plant Sciences in March 2017 provided new knowledge, laboratory skills and networking opportunities to 17 agricultural researchers, PhD students and academics from seven countries in Africa. We look forward to welcoming a new cohort of trainees to Cambridge in September 2018.

Type: Workshop/Conference, Training, PhD

Eligibility: The Molecular Laboratory Training Workshop is designed for agricultural research scientists, academics and PhD students from universities and research institutes across Africa. We are looking for candidates who are currently involved in agricultural research and teaching at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. Candidates must demonstrate a clear need to learn new laboratory techniques that can help boost the productivity of their research and teaching at home.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • The total cost for the workshop is £1,000 per person. This includes a single room accommodation (with breakfast and Wi-Fi) for 10 nights (Sunday, 2nd-11th September); coffee/tea and lunch and training-related expenses. The workshop cost does NOT cover your flight tickets, visa application fee (if applicable), local transport and dinner (except the Welcome Dinner on Sunday, 2nd September and the Research Symposium day on Tuesday, 11th September 2018).
  • Few competitive scholarships (part and full) may be available to support outstanding PhD students involved in agricultural research in Africa to attend the training workshop.

Duration of Program: 3rd – 11th September 2018

How to Apply: APPLY NOW

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: University of Cambridge, JR Biotek

Important Notes: You will receive an email from us indicating that your application to participate in the upcoming Molecular Laboratory Training Workshop at the University of Cambridge has been successful or not. If your application is successful, we will send you an offer letter to accept or reject within 7 days. If you accept our offer to participate in the training workshop, you will have up to 3rd July 2018 to make a full payment and confirm your place on the training workshop. Scholarship applicants are exempted from this although we encourage all applicants to look for external funding to support their application/participation.

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