Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Australia Awards: PhD Studies in Agricultural Research for Africans

Deadline:  31 Mar 2013

The Australia Awards program will support 20 eligible candidates in Africa for PhD studies in agricultural research at Australian universities, commencing in 2014.

The program is open to nationals from the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

The program encourages applications from researchers currently employed in African agricultural research with a focus on bio-physical, social, or economic sciences. Being employed by a National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) or regional equivalent in Africa is highly desirable.

Applications from women are strongly encouraged, and mechanisms are in place to support women applicants and Awardees.

Australia Awards provides supporting detailson eligibility criteria, and how to apply. The closing date for applications is 31 March 2013. Applicants are encouraged to apply earlier, if possible.

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