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CMRA Summer School 2020 for PhD students and postdocs from West Africa and Germany (Fully funded)

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The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) invite applications for an international summer school that will take place at the ICRISAT regional headquarter in Bamako, Mali.

Application Deadline: 1st July 2020

About the Award: Applications are invited from highly-motivated middle stage PhD students and postdocs from West Africa and Germany with a background in agricultural or environmental sciences and some prior modelling experience.

The summer school aims to enhance awareness of the state of the art in crop modelling for addressing climate risk and sustainable intensification among the region’s next generation of researchers and agricultural policy makers. It is designed to provide students with a broad overview of system’s analysis, best practices in model application climate change impact assessments, as well as emerging applications and challenges for crop modelling to support sustainable intensification of smallholder farming systems. Students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to use crop models in the design and assessment of resilient and productive cropping systems.

Offered in French and English, the course will combine lectures with international experts, together with hands on tutorials, and group work and discussions. The maximum number of participants is 26.

Type: Short course

Eligibility: Current PhD students & postdocs with an academic background in crop physiology; agronomy; agricultural engineering; soil science; environmental science, or similar with experience working with smallholder farmers in semi-arid West Africa are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be West African or German nationals, or currently study in Germany and conduct research in West Africa. Preference will be given to candidates with experience using modelling tools, or in applying quantitative methods in regions with significant climatic risks for agriculture such as the Sahel and Sudan-Savanah regions.

Eligible Countries: West African countries and Germany

To be Taken at (Country): International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Bamako, Mali

Number of Awards: 26

Value of Award: Travel costs, visa fees (if required), food and accommodation will be covered for successful applicants.

Duration of Award: The summer school will be held from February 21-28, 2021 (COVID-19 dependent back-up date: September 5–12, 2021)

How to Apply: Apply here

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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