Mobility for Breeders in Africa (MoBreed) Masters and PhD Scholarship 2019

Mobility for Breeders in Africa (MoBreed) Masters and PhD Scholarship for African Students 2019

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for Mobility for Breeders in Africa (MoBreed) Masters and PhD Scholarship for African Students 2019…Interested apps and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

Mobility for Breeders in Africa (MoBreed) Masters and PhD Scholarship 2019

Mobility for Breeders in Africa (MoBreed) Masters and PhD Scholarship 2019

Applications are invited for MSc and Academic / Administrative Staff exchange in Orphan Crops breeding.

  • Type: Masters, PhD, Job
  • Number of Awards: Currently, 24 MSc scholarships and 9 Academic / Administrative staff exchange are available.
  • Eligible Countries: The MoBreed mobility grant is open to all students from any of the partner universities (Target Group 1) and secondly to students from other African universities (Target Group 2).
  • To be Taken at (country): Scholarships in Africa

Programme Description: MoBreed (Mobility for Breeders in Africa) is an initiative of five public universities from three African regions and one university in Europe to advance knowledge on useful crops of Africa and increase scholars’ capacity
in addressing food security. Partners include the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin and Ebonyi State University in Nigeria (West Africa), the Jimma University of Ethiopia (Eastern Africa), the University of Namibia and the
University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa (Southern Africa) and Montpellier SupAgro in France.

Target Group: 

Target Group 1: This category includes students from all partner universities as follows:

  • University of Abomey-Calavi; Benin
  • University of Kwazulu-Natal; South Africa
  • University of Namibia; Namibia
  • Jimma University; Ethiopia
  • Ebonyi State University; Nigeria

Target Group 2: Students from all other eligible African countries for the Intra-Africa Mobility Scheme.

Eligibility:  

To be eligible for a scholarship (i.e. financial support to third parties), master students as well as doctoral candidates referred to as ‘’students’’ must comply with the below criteria at the time of the application for a scholarship:

  • be a national and resident in any of the eligible countries covered by the Intra-Africa Mobility programme of the EACEA
  • be registered/admitted in or having obtained a HEI degree (or equivalent) from
    • one of the HEIs included in the MoBreed consortium (Target group 1)
    • a HEI not included in the Mobreed consortium but established in an eligible country (Target group 2)
      and
  • have sufficient knowledge of the language of the courses in the host countries.
  • Students can only benefit from one scholarship under the Intra-Africa or IntraACP academic mobility scheme (regardless the type of mobility or the funding project).
  • Students having benefited from scholarship(s) under the previous intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme cannot receive scholarship under the Intra-Africa academic mobility.

Value of Award: 

The scholarship includes subsistence and settling-in allowances, participation costs, contribution to research costs, insurance and travel in line with Agreement with EACEA. It will cover:

  • roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs (using a preferred travel agent and calculated against direct linear distance);
  • direct participation costs such as tuition fees, registration fees and service fees where applicable;
  • comprehensive travel insurance (Health, Accident and Travel)
  • a monthly subsistence allowance for the mobility period.

Female PhD scholarship holders will receive additional allowances according to the Intra-Africa Mobility Scheme. Female PhD scholars moving for more than two academic years with their children to the host country will receive an allocation for childcare on a per capita basis. In case of breaks for family reasons, mechanisms allowing women to pursue their mobility experience will be discussed. All students to consider the cropping season and orphan crops of host university (country) of their choice in writing proposals and completion of courses.

Duration of Program: 

  • For MSc students: maximum twelve-months credits or degree seeking mobility.
  • For academic staff: maximum two-months staff exchange mobility available for partner universities only.

Application Procedure

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Application Form – How to Apply: Applicants should submit completed application and all supporting documents by email to lydia.sognon-at-gmail.com with a copy to mobreed.uac-at-gmail.com by 05th October 2018. They should indicate in the subject line (if submitting by email) or super scribe the envelope (if submitting by post) ‘Application for MoBreed MSc/Staff exchange programme‘. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Admission regulations for Doctoral and MSc Studies are to be found from prospective HEIs website. This application is for MoBreed Project scholarships only. The Scholarship application form together with other required documents should be sent as a unique PDF attachment to: emails indicated above. You may download the MS Word version of the application form, and complete it before sending. Important also is the student proposal that should be sent together within the application as ONE SINGLE DOCUMENT, preferably PDF. Other required documents are listed in the application form and include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Scholarship Application form (this document)
  3. Student proposal (guidelines available online)
  4. National ID or Copy of Passport Data page
  5. Certificate of degree
  6. Transcript records
  7. Support letter from sending HEIs
  8. Recommendation letter of home supervisor (mandatory for all applicants)
  9. Enrollment proof in degree course from home institution (for MSc applicants)
  10. Curriculum Vitae.
  11. Employment certificate (only for staff)
  12. Certificate of English or French language skills
  13. Proof of socio-economic vulnerability (if available)

Application Deadline

Application Deadline: 5th October, 2018.

For More Information:

Click Here to the Official Webpage of Mobility for Breeders in Africa (MoBreed) Masters and Ph.D. Scholarship for African Students 2019 for more information.

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