ARPPIS-DAAD doctoral scholarships for study at icipe, Kenya


Closing date for applications: 12th February 2017
Any application received after this date will not be considered or acknowledged.

ICIPE

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD1) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS).

 
icipe (www.icipe.org) is an international scientific research institute, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya that works towards improving lives and livelihoods of people in Africa. The centre’s primary objective is to research and develop alternative and environmentally-friendly pest and vector management strategies that are effective, selective, non-polluting, non-resistance inducing, and which are affordable to resource-limited rural and urban communities. icipe’s mandate extends to the conservation and use of the abundant insect biodiversity found in Africa. icipe is the only international centre in sub-Saharan Africa working primarily on arthropods. icipe works in a holistic and integrated approach through a 4-H paradigm – Human, Animal, Plant and Environmental Health – with the aim of improving the overall health of communities in tropical Africa by addressing the interlinked problems of poverty, poor health, low agricultural productivity and degradation of the environment.

 
ARPPIS
The primary objective of ARPPIS is to prepare young researchers from Africa to compete in an internationally competitive research environment within national, regional and international research programmes. At icipe ARPPIS scholars are provided with excellent research facilities in an interdisciplinary environment within a structured, three-year PhD programme that includes research, training, developing research partnerships, and scientific meetings and international conferences. Scholars conduct their innovative research at icipe’s laboratories and at field sites located in various agro-ecological zones.

  • Twelve ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships are available to nationals of sub-Saharan countries.
  • The scholarships cover all costs of the PhD programme, including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees and all research and training costs. Financial support for the scholarships is from DAAD and icipe.
  • Successful candidates will carry out their research in selected projects at icipe.
  • Thirteen Eligible PhD Projects are available. For more information on the projects see list of projects.
  • Successful candidates will develop a full proposal and register with an ARPPIS partner university in Africa after they commence their PhD programme at icipe.
  • The ARPPIS PhD programme will commence from September 2017

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DAAD-RUFORUM In-Country /In-Region Doctoral Scholarships available for 2017/2018 Academic intake year


NEW CALL – RUFORUM – DAAD/PhD/2017

Advertisement release Date:  12th January 2017

DAAD-RUFORUM In-Country[1]/In-Region[2] Doctoral Scholarships available for 2017/2018 Academic intake year

About the Call

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM[3]) Secretariat is pleased to announce the fifth round of 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 2017/18 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 2017; therefore, only candidates available to start the PhD training this September 2017 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

Applications are invited from qualified candidates in relevant disciplines (the last university degree (MSc) must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application) from Sub Saharan Africa.  Female applicants, candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. It is important to note that applicants with other funding sources for their PhD programmes will not be considered for the DAAD/RUFORUM scholarships.

[1] In-Country Scholarships are meant ONLY for applicants from Countries hosting programmes listed above

[2] In-Region Scholarships are meant for applicants from all over Sub-Sahara Africa wishing to study at one of RUFORUM regional Programmes mentioned above.

[3] see www.ruforum.org for details

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ARPPIS­‐DAAD PhD scholarships for study at icipe, Kenya


Deadline: 22 March, 2016
3­–year doctoral training in insect sciences for development

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, requests applications for doctoral research scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS).

icipe is an international scientific research institute, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya that works towards improving lives and livelihoods of people in Africa. The centre’s main objective is to research and develop alternative and environmentally-friendly pest and vector management strategies that are effective, selective, non-polluting, non-resistance inducing, and which are affordable to resource-limited rural and urban communities. icipe‘s mandate also extends to the conservation and use of the rich insect biodiversity found in Africa. icipe works in a holistic and integrated approach through a 4-H paradigm – Human, Animal, Plant and Environmental Health – with the aim of improving the overall health of communities in tropical Africa by addressing the interlinked problems of poverty, poor health, low agricultural productivity and degradation of the environment (for more information go to http://www.icipe.org).

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Strengthening Doctoral Programs in Africa – 7 scholarships awarded


Phd Student under DAAD

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce a list of successful applicants for 2015 DAAD/RUFORUM in-region and in-country scholarships. RUFORUM has been in a collaboration with DAAD to promote the regional doctoral training programmes offered by its member universities in the East African Region. The programme offers opportunities for university staff and African scientists to enhance their qualifications by enrolling in doctoral programmes based within Africa. This year’s in-region and in country awards follows other three successful programmes RUFORUM has entered with DAAD since 2011.

The details of successful students and beneficiary doctoral programmes for 2015 DAAD/ RUFORUM Awards are listed in Table 1 below. These students are expected to commerce their studies in September 2015 at the respective member universities. Overall, the scholarships cover costs associated with tuition fees, living allowances, research funds, travel and medical insurance

Table 1. List of Successful of applicants for in-region and in country scholarships

No Candidate Name Nationality Regional Doctoral Programme Type of Scholarship
1 Sulaimani Ndaula Uganda PhD Agricultural and Rural Innovation – Makerere University,  Uganda In- Country
2 Never Zekeya Tanzania PhD Life Sciences – Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology In- Country
3 Fentaw Abate Ethiopia PhD Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, Makerere University, Uganda In- Region
4 Brian Martin Babigumira Uganda PhD Life Sciences – Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology In- Region
5 Willy Turyahikaya Uganda PhD Agricultural and Rural Innovation – Makerere University, Uganda In- Country
6 Charles Liri Uganda PhD Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, Makerere University, Uganda In- Country
7 Dorcas Loga Uganda PhD Agricultural and Rural Innovation – Makerere University, Uganda In- Country

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) is a publicly funded, self-governing organization of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operations with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.