MSc & PhD Scholarship Opportunities

Short Description

Applications are invited for MSc and PhD Scholarships by the Mobility for plant genomics scholars to accelerate climate-smart adaptation options and food security in Africa / GENES.

About this Project

Applications are invited for MSc and PhD Scholarships by the Mobility for plant genomics scholars to accelerate climate-smart adaptation options and food security in Africa / GENES. GENES is funded by the Intra-Africa Program of the Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission. The consortium intends to: 1. Produce for Africa 10 world-class PhD holders molecular plant breeders who will accelerate cultivar development to adapt to current and future challenges related to climate change and food and nutrition security; 2. Train 36 MSc holders genomics scientists and 8 support staff with strong capacity in cultivar development and new molecular breeding approaches to increase knowledge and prospects of improving major crops including cereals, pulses, vegetables, fruits, and bio-fuels used in Africa for food and nutrition security and the crop production industry; etc All applications should be sent to: genes.ebsu@genes-intra-africa.org with copy to Mr Dennis Okporie, okporiedennis@gmail.com. Closing date for submission of applications is 30 May 2018. For more information, please contact Dr Celestine Afiukwa afiukwa@yahoo.com, Head Department of Biotechnology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria. Contacts of HEIs representative are available on www.genes-intra-africa.org