RPPIS is a partnership with African universities with financial support from DAAD is offering three-year doctoral research scholarships for young researchers from Africa. Twelve DAAD-ARPPIS PhD scholarships are available in 2015. Scholarships cover all costs of the PhD programme, including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees, and research and training costs. Financial support for the scholarships is provided in part by DAAD and also by icipe. The application deadline is 6th June, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for training in insect sciences for development.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme.
Scholarship Provider: The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners
Scholarship can be taken at: Kenya
-A national of any country in sub-Sahara Africa.
-A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum pass of second-class, upper division.
-A Master’s degree taken with both coursework and research in the field of natural sciences or other field relevant to the PhD project.
-The Master’s degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application.
-Qualified female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
-Qualified nationals of French- and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa are also encouraged to apply.
-Preference will be given to applicants with a maximum age of 36 years (men) or 40 years (women) by 31st December 2015.
-Additional specific entrance requirements will be considered for admission, depending on the PhD project selected by the candidate (see Annex 1 for specific requirements).
-A good command of the English language (written & spoken).
-Completed application forms and accompanying supporting documents.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of sub-Saharan African (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: Capacity building of individual researchers and institutions in Africa is an integral part of icipe’s research and development activities. icipe’s Capacity Building Programme aims to promote the development and use of sustainable arthropod management technologies by enhancing the research and training capabilities of countries in Africa. ARPPIS is a partnership with African universities – with financial support from DAAD – offering three-year doctoral research scholarships aimed at preparing young researchers from Africa for regional leadership roles, as well as internationally competitive research careers, in arthropod-related sciences. At icipe ARPPIS scholars are provided with excellent research conditions in an interdisciplinary environment within a structured, three-year training programme that includes research, training, and participation in scientific meetings and international conferences. Scholars conduct their research at icipe’s laboratories and field sites located in various agro-ecological zones.
Number of award(s): Twelve DAAD-ARPPIS PhD scholarships are available in 2015.
Duration of award(s): Doctoral research scholarships are offered for three-years.
What does it cover? Scholarships cover all costs of the PhD programme, including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees, and research and training costs. Financial support for the scholarships is provided in part by DAAD and also by icipe.
How to Apply: Please note that there are two parts to the application: (1) an application to icipe, and (2) an application to DAAD.
1. Applicants must submit all the following documents to icipe by email to arppis2015-at-icipe.org (please submit the documents in English where possible):
-Fully completed ARPPIS PhD Scholarships – 2015 Application Form (Annex 2)
-Curriculum Vitae (please use the Europass Format: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu)
-Certified copies of official university certificates and transcripts, and any other professional or academic certificates
-Copy of a signed letter of nomination for the ARPPIS PhD Programme by the employer (if currently employed) or University where MSc was undertaken. The letter must be on institute letterhead.
-Copy of passport-style photograph (colour)
-Copy of National ID
-Copy of Passport (biodata page)
2. The following documents must be sent to DAAD by email to applications-at-daadafrica.org
-All documents requested by icipe (see 1, above)
-The completed DAAD Application Form (Annex 3)
-All additional documents requested by the DAAD Information Sheet for Scholars (Annex 4)
-A signed copy of the DAAD Information Sheet for Scholars
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 6th June, 2015.