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Scientist in Crop Improvement for Food Security in Africa (SCIFSA) Masters and PhD Scholarships 2021 for African Students

The EU under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme has provided funding to support training of graduate students in African universities.

Application Deadline: 30th April 2021.

Eligible Countries: African countries

About the Award: In this mobility programme, five African partner institutions and one EU technical partner will collaborate in the training of professionals to achieve sustainable crop production that shall lead to increased yield and enhanced food and nutritional security.

Ten (10) short term credit seeking mobility (6 MSc and 4 PhD) are still available. The credit seeking mobility will be hosted at any of the five partner universities (see the table below). For credit seeking mobility the scholar will be spend between 6 and 12 months in the host institution.

Type: Masters, PhD

Eligibility: The scholarships are open to candidates from

Target group 1 (Applicants who are currently registered at or have done their degree at one of the partner institutions: Makerere University (Uganda), University of Ghana – Legon (Ghana), University of Eldoret (Kenya), Cairo
University (Egypt) and Chiek Anta Diop de Dakar (Senegal)) and

Target group 2 (Applicants who currently registered at or have done their degrees from any other institutions within Africa including institution from Uganda, Ghana, Egypt, Kenya, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sudan, Tunisia, etc.

Number of Awards: Ten (10) short term credit seeking mobility (6 MSc and 4 PhD)

Value of Award: 

  • Stipend: The scholarship includes a subsistence allowance of 900 € per month for PhD candidates and 600 € for MSc candidates. Each scholarship recipient will also receive a one month subsistence allowance for settling in. For the female candidate additional one-month subsistence allowance will be provided for each extra academic year for mobility of two or more years.
  • Insurance: Insurance coverage (accident, travel, health) will be provided for the duration of the grant within the limits of the grant provisions.
  • Travel costs: The candidate will be provided with a return ticket between his/her home Airport and the airport at the hosting institutions.
  • Tuition fees and Research: The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme scholarship scheme “Partnership for Training Scientist in Crop Improvement for Food Security in Africa (SCIFSA) under participation and research costs will cover the costs of the fees following the MOU signed by the beneficiaries and such costs to cover library, student unions, laboratory consumable costs, etc. on an equal basis as the local students.

How to Apply: The application for scholarship should be sent to the project coordinating office ([email protected] and [email protected]) with copy to the coordinator at the sending institution for Target group 1 (see the list below).  To apply, download application form from the project website (http://www.SCIFSA.org), fill and send to the e-mails above. Due Covid-19 pandemic, the starting date of the mobility can be adjusted accordingly. [Download the full Call]  ||  [Download the Application Form]

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Important Notes: Please note that applicants are only allowed to apply to study in an institution outside of their home countries.

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