The Biosciences eastern and central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub is accepting applications for ‘Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) Research Fellowships’ 2014. The major purpose of the fellowship grant is to support scientists and graduate students from African national agricultural research organisations and universities to undertake biosciences research-for-development projects at the BecA-ILRI Hub.
Scientists and graduate students conducting research in improved control of priority livestock diseases; harnessing genetic diversity; molecular breeding, plant transformation, plant-microbe interactions; tissue culture and virus indexcing; orphan crops; crop pests, pathogens and weed management research; food safety, nutritional analysis, genomics and metagenomics, microbial technology, soil health and other titles are encouraged to apply for the fellowship program.
Fellowship covers Research at the BecA-ILRI Hub, Travel, Medical insurance, Accommodation, and Living Allowance
Eligibility Criteria –
Applicants must be national (passport holder) of a BecA-ILRI Hub target country – Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.
Applicants must be researcher at a national agricultural research organization or university in a BecA-ILRI Hub target country.
Applicants must be currently engaged in research in food and nutritional security or food safety in Africa, or in a research area with relevance to agriculture in Africa
MSc or PhD in biosciences, agriculture or related subject.
Applicants must have good working knowledge of written and spoken English.
Completed online application must be accompanied with a signed letter of approval from the head of the applicant’s institute.
For more information, please visit ABCF Research Fellowship Call page.