CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Food insecurity and poverty remain the major challenges to Africa’s development, affecting about 33% of its population. One key approach in addressing Africa’s food insecurity is to build capacity along the agricultural value chains. The Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture and Agribusiness Management (CESAAM) at Egerton University (Kenya), funded by World Bank is modeled to address the above issues. The broad objective of CESAAM is to contribute to sustainable agricultural and agribusiness management through capacity development, research and technology transfer for enhanced food security. The fellowships will therefore support students training and research in field addressing sustainable agriculture and agribusiness management. Key focus areas include Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Animal Sciences, Crop and Soil Sciences, Dairy and Food Sciences.
The Center seeks to offer limited competitive Masters and PhD scholarships to eligible applicants from Kenyan, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan, and Burundi. Preference will be given to students from the following institutions that are key partners in the project:
Female applicants and students from countries emerging from conflict will be given special consideration.
Applications are invited for Masters and PhD Scholarships at the CESAAM in the Faculty of Agriculture, Egerton University. The Scholarships are tenable for programmes commencing in August 2017. The Awardees for the MSc programmes will be on a two year full time study while the PhD awardees will be on a three year full-time study programme. The following are the programmes targeted for support:
This is a comprehensive scholarship that will cover tuition fees, thesis research costs, stipend (to cover living expenses and hostel) and a return air-ticket for applicants from outside Kenya and Uganda.
Interested candidates may apply either online, or by post enclosing their applications in envelope marked CESAAM programmes, to the addressees below. The applicant must submit the following documents:
N/B: The deadline for applying for the scholarships is April 30, 2017.
For more information about the scholarship contact: The Center Leader, Prof. George Owuor, on Email. firstname.lastname@example.org or call +254722831634