Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) is an initiative of The New Partnership for Africa’s Development’s (NEPAD) to implement centres for excellence to capture the immense potential of biological science to speed agricultural development on the African continent. BECA scholarships will provide support and professional recognition to innovators and especially to younger researchers whose work and ideas will have longer-term impact in contributing to Africa’s sustainable development.
Propose : Scholarships for scientists from African countries, to train up to doctoral levels.
Domaines d’étude : Applications are invited for a 3-year training fellowship tenable at the BecA hub, located on the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2005 it is envisaged that the PhD fellowships will be awarded, in one or more of the following areas:-
Tapping crop biodiversity in eastern and central Africa
Requirements: MSc in molecular biology. Background in plant sciences desirable.
Requirements: MSc in bioinformatics. Background in animal, plant or microbiology desirable.
Scholarships for scientists from African countries, to train up to doctoral levels. Special attention being given to women scientists, young scientists and those from post conflict countries.
Durée & Valeur : A successful applicant will receive a stipend that covers for living expenses, plus tuition, laboratory, field work, stationery and other travel costs).
Candidatures : Open to citizens from countries of eastern and central Africa and who are in possession of legal verification of such status at the time of the award. Applicants must have received, as of the activation date of the award, a Bachelor’s and MSc degree and must be eligible for enrollment in research programs leading to a doctorate degree such as the PhD. Applicants must have completed their comprehensive examinations or the equivalent by the time of the award.