Call for Short-Term Academic Staff: Pan African University Institute


PAUWESThe Pan African University (PAU) Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change) (PAUWES) is located on the campus of the University of Tlemcen, Algeria. This beautiful Mediterranean city befittingly derives its name from the Berber word for “water springs.”

PAUWES is one of the five hubs of the Pan African University established under the African Union, with the aim of revitalizing African higher education and boosting research and postgraduate training. PAUWES is the fourth PAU institute, after the Institute of Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS) at the University of Yaounde II in Cameroon; the Institute of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya; and the Institute of Life and Earth Sciences (PAULESI) at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.

In partnership with the Algerian and German governments, the PAUWES Institute offers graduate students access to leading academic teaching, research and hands-on training in areas vital to the future of African development – water, energy and the challenge of climate change.

The institute offers four degree programmes: two Masters of Science in Water Engineering and Policy and two Masters of Science in Energy Engineering and Policy (and later PhD programmes in both). All four are full time two-year master’s programmes. The language of instruction is English. The first semester at PAUWES began in September 2014 with 26 students. This current academic year (2015- 2016), PAUWES has admitted 48 students from 17 different countries across Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Egypt, Zambia, Mali, Senegal, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Benin and Tunisia are duly represented in this truly multi-national cohort of future African leaders.

To complement our international faculty, we are seeking to fill the following short-term positions at an adequate academic and professional level of teaching, research and instruction. Click here to read more.

 

Special Call for Field Attachments for PhD and MSc Graduates Specialising in Sorghum, Barley and Millet


FIELD ATTACHMENT PROGRAM AWARD (FAPA)

CALL ID: RU/2016/FAPA-CGIAR

Release date: 28th January 2016

Application Deadline 30th March 2016

This Call for Attachments is being sponsored and supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals and is designed to increase capacity for research in these commodities. The grantees are expected to be attached to ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas) and ICRISAT (The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics) scientists and to use the opportunity to disseminate their research outputs, or to work with these agencies on issues that contribute to improving the productivity and/or consumption of barley, finger millet, pearl millet and sorghum. The awards are being made through RUFORUM which will monitor and oversee the implementation of these Field Attachment programme processes. The awards aim to promote the effective integration of recent graduates into the broader NARS and to provide them with opportunities to work in CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals projects and enhance uptake of newly developed technologies and approaches and to further their research and outreach.

The Field Attachment Program (FAPA)

The field attachment awards are designed to encourage students to follow through with the dissemination of their research and to enable them to link more closely with the agencies or communities in the area where their research was carried out. It is established for those students who have developed a useful intervention, product or service as part of their project. It is for those who have graduated and want real world experience, or the opportunity to deepen their research, or scale out uptake. It was designed for students who have submitted their theses, have no more stipend due from their scholarship, Graduate Research Grant (GRG) or Community Action Research Programme (CARP), but who could make a more meaningful impact if they stay on for a few more months and work with research agencies or provide advisory services to local communities related to their research. For more information on the FAPA go to Links http://repository.ruforum.org/documents/ruforum-competitive-grants-system-manual The FAPA Open Call and also to the FAPA guidelines are in the CGS Manual).

This Call

This FAPA call is exclusively targeting MSc and PhD students who have carried out their research in barley, finger millet, pearl millet and sorghum.

There are TWO awards available to PhD students who have recently graduated, or who have submitted their theses and are awaiting results. These grants are for a maximum of $10000 over a period of six months, and are meant to provide the stipend and travel costs of the student.

There are TWO awards available to M.Sc students who have recently graduated, or who have submitted their theses and are awaiting results. These grants are for a maximum of $5000 over a period of six months, and are meant to provide the stipend and travel costs of the student. Click here to read more.

Calls for proposals: Doctoral regional research grants targeting barley, finger millet, pearl millet and sorghum


Call ID: RU/2016/DRRG/ CGIAR

RELEASE DATE: 28th January, 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30th March, 2016

This Call for Doctoral Research Grants is being sponsored and supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals and is designed to increase capacity for research on barley, finger millet, pearl millet, and Sorghum. Where appropriate the grantees are expected to work closely with ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas) and ICRISAT (The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics) scientists. The awards are being made through Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) which will monitor and oversee the grant implementation process.

About the Call / Grant

This is to announce a Call for Applicants registered in RUFORUM Regional PhD Programmes for a Doctoral Regional Research Grant to support their doctoral research over two years. These doctoral research grants are to address issues that specifically affect barley, finger millet, pearl millet, and sorghum at any one point/s along the value chain from soil fertility to consumption including breeding, agronomy, marketing, processing and information dissemination for uptake.

It is a requirement that students applying for these grant must have completed and passed all their coursework. However, where there is a strong case for support, applications can also be submitted before the final examinations have been written, but no award will be made until all courses have been passed.

The grants are for a maximum of US$15,000 over a period of two years, and are meant to provide funds for student research, support supervision, produce the thesis and related publications, as well as report back to the communities they worked with. The students who apply for these grants are those who are self financed or are sponsored through grants which do not provide for research funds.

Pre-proposal (preparatory) grants are not funded. The grants WILL NOT cover tuition fees or stipend for the students. Click here to read more.

 

DAAD-RUFORUM In-Country/In-Region Doctoral Scholarships available


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Secretariat is pleased to announce a call for PhD scholarships available through the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) funding support. These scholarships are targeting both in-country/in-region (sub-Saharan Africa) applicants to support selected RUFORUM regional PhD Programmes in the Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). The scholarships are tenable for the 2016/17 academic period. DAAD promotes international academic exchange as well as educational cooperation with developing countries through various funding and scholarship programmes. The PhD training programmes will commence in September 2016; therefore, only candidates available to start the PhD training this September 2016 need to apply.

List of Eligible Programmes/ Study fields

The call is open to students who are interested/ registered in the following programmes:

  • PhD in Life Sciences at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Sciences and Technology – Tanzania (2 in-region)
  • PhD in Food Science and Nutrition at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology – Kenya (1 in-region & 1 in-country)
  • PhD in Plant Breeding & Biotechnology – Makerere University, Uganda(1 in-region & 1 in-country);
  • PhD Agricultural and Rural Innovations at Makerere University, Uganda (1 in-region & 1 in- country)

Details about the above four programmes are available at http://www.ruforum.org/regional-training-program

Click here to download full call.