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University of Ghana Nestlé PhD Scholarships for Research Excellence 2020

The University of Ghana has, through a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding, received a grant from Société des Produits Nestlé SA to support PhD students in conducting interdisciplinary research in the broad areas of Food and Nutrition Security, and Climate Change.

Application Deadline: 15th May, 2020, at 5:00pm.

About the Award: The specific research themes, with some related topics, are as follows:

a. Affordable nutrition: addressing nutritional needs of low-income settings by developing innovative affordable food matrices from locally sourced crops and ingredients, potentially pulses and legumes.

  • i. Healthy Diets from a Sustainable Food System for Low-Income Consumers
  • ii. Identify solutions for affordable nutrition via Virtual & Rapid Prototyping
  • iii. Drying – Binding – Shaping as Enabler of Affordable Nutrition Solutions
  • iv. High-shear Granulation as Enabler of Affordable Nutrition Solutions

b. Implications of climate change on food security and nutritional quality of food for low income settings.

  • i. Cocoa shell, a by-product with high food potential to be valorized
  • ii. Valorize Moringa for climate friendly nutritious products

c. Scientific substantiation of the public health impact of the Nestle Iron Awareness Campaign

Type: PhD 


  • First or Second year PhD students in a discipline closely related to the research themes above (e.g. Food Science, Nutrition, Food Process Engineering and others).
  • · Applicant must have no competing scholarships and commit to fulltime PhD student status.
  • · First year applicants must meet the University of Ghana requirements and gain admission into an applicable PhD programme.
  • · Second year applicants should have met UG academic requirements including having passed their written and comprehensive examinations.
  • · Applicants must possess excellent academic credentials, and demonstrate motivation and capacity to carry out original, innovative and independent research.
  • · Applicant must be a national or permanent resident of Ghana

Eligible Countries: A national or permanent resident of Ghana

To be Taken at (Country):  Ghana

Number of Awards:  Not specified

Value of Award: The grant is mainly directed to the funding of PhD students and will provide support for tuition, research costs and stipend starting from the 2020/2021 academic year.

Duration of Award: Funding for the programme is for a maximum of four (4) years (First year applicants) and three (3) years (Second year applicants).

How to Apply: Interested applicants should download and complete the application form (link inserted below), and include the supporting documents indicated below, into a single PDF file. Applications should be emailed to:

The Director

Institute of Applied Science & Technology

College of Basic & Applied Sciences

University of Ghana

P.O Box LG 25, Legon Email: [email protected]


submitted to:

The Assistant Registrar

Institute of Applied Science and Technology

DI Old Chemistry Building

Cruise O’Brien Road (Opposite the Recreational Quadrangle)

University of Ghana

Tel: 0244793703/0208540099


Visit Award Webpage for Details

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