Qualified DAAD scholarship applicants wanted before 1st December 2016

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are contacting you to inform you about the DAAD scholarship under its special initiative “Development-Related Postgraduate Courses” offered to a few highly qualified applicants to our master program “M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (“AgEcon”).  We hope that you will circulate this information to as many potential applicants are possible.

Further details regarding this category of DAAD scholarships can be accessed here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/agecon-scholarships

We are currently accepting DAAD scholarship applications for the academic year 2017/18 i.e. for the M.Sc. AgEcon degree starting on 1st October 2017 from qualified applicants. The DAAD scholarship application deadline is on 1st December 2017. Applicants wishing to be considered for the scholarship must therefore ensure that we have received their scholarship application documents before this date.

Information regarding the M.Sc. Agricultural Economics (“AgEcon”) can be found here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/agecon

Contacts of our current students and our alumni can be found here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/agecon-students-2016

Scholarship application documents must be sent to us through the post i.e. through regular mail or through courier service providers e.g. DHL such that the application package reaches our office on or before 1st December 2016. Late applications shall not be accepted.

Qualified applicants who have the fear that their application package might not reach our office before the deadline can scan all the required documents and then email them to us through: agecon@uni-hohenheim.de. Such applicants should however be advised that the hard copies of all the required documents must have reached our office latest by 10th January 2017, else they will not be considered for the DAAD scholarship.

Applicants are kindly requested to carefully read and follow the application instructions attached to this email.

In summary, the following documents are required:

  1. Proof of the online application form downloadable at the end of the online application process here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/en/82194
  2. Results of the mandatory AgEcon online Pretest:  Applicants can learn how to register for the test here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/index.php?id=111935
  3. Certified copies of the bachelor degree certificate of graduation and complete transcript of records both in the original language of issue and, if this was not in English or German, then official English or German translations must be included. Accepted are bachelor degrees in Agricultural Sciences e.g. Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Agribusiness and Farm Management, Business Management and any other related disciplines. Applicants must have a strong background in Statistics and Microeconomics
  4. An English C.V. in the EuroPass format that can easily be generated here: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae
  5. Proof of proficiency in English e.g. IELTS Academic overall band 6.5 or better, or TOEFL iBT 90 points or more: Applicants must be aware that this is a mandatory requirement. We will not exempt an applicant from this requirement regardless if they studied in English or not. Applicants from countries where English is the official language and also the language of instruction must also provide the TOEFL iBT or the IELTS Academic score certificate. The final submission deadline is on 10th January 2017.
  6. A completed, signed and dated DAAD Scholarship application form that can be downloaded here: https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/fileadmin/einrichtungen/agrar/Service/Studium/DAADForm.pdf. The DAAD scholarship and the AgEcon master degree application should be sent directly to our university and not to the DAAD offices in Bonn as stated in this form.
  7. A signed and dated letter of motivation explaining how the applicant thinks that he or she is qualified for the scholarship and how a scholarship award will benefit their future careers.
  8. Official reference letters from former and current employers clearly stating the employment period: Applicants should note that such professions as “lecturers” or “teachers” or “researchers” in a school, university or college are NOT considered as relevant for this particular category of DAAD scholarships. Applicants MUSTalso be currently employed and the employer should be willing to grant them study leave of at least 2 years.
  9. A maximum of two official reference letters from former professors/lecturers evaluating the applicant’s academic capabilities

Further details regarding the required documents can be found in the attachment.

Pièces jointes:





Scientist-Cereals Breeding wanted by ICRISAT

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)


Scientist-Cereals Breeding

[Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Region]

ICRISAT is seeking applications from a dynamic and highly innovative Cereal Breeder to work in sorghum and millets improvement in a multi-disciplinary team comprising both biological and social scientists. The Scientist will be based at ICRISAT station in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The position is within the Dryland Cereals Research Program and will report administratively to the Regional Director and technically to the Research Program Director-Dryland Cereals.

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics is home to over 2 billion people, with 650 million of these being the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. In ESA, ICRISAT has its regional hub in Kenya and country programs in Ethiopia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

The Job and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the ICRISAT’s cereals breeding research and development targeting Southern African countries, to improve sorghum and millets productivity and income generation for smallholders in the region.
  • Work with interdisciplinary team of scientists including molecular geneticists, pathologists, entomologists, agronomists, socio-economists, seed systems specialists and technology transfer experts from ICRISAT both at Headquarter and in the East and Southern Africa Region, National Agricultural Research Institutes and development partners.
  • Develop strategy on the use of genetic resources management of sorghum and millets.
  • Analyse, summarize and interpret the data of the experiments conducted.
  • Prepare reports and research papers for publication in the reputed journals.
  • Lead project development and resource mobilization for ICRISAT and partners involved in sorghum and millets improvement and associated crop management in Southern Africa.
  • Contribute to the sorghum and millets R4D agenda and to the development of strategic partnership.
  • Enhance capacity building of partners in the region through degree and non-degree training.

The Person:

  • PhD degree in genetics and/or plant breeding with 3-5 years post-doctoral experience in crop breeding research, with an interest in both basic research and development-oriented and on-farm research

  • Experience with variety development and release as well as effective seed dissemination

  • Sound knowledge of recurrent population improvement and hybrid breeding procedures

  • Knowledge of quantitative genetics for optimizing selection programs, for refining heterotic grouping and performing combining ability analyses

  • Knowledge of molecular marker applications for improving selection efficiency and enhancing targeted use of genetic diversity in the breeding program

  • Statistical skills, knowledge of computer applications and software for data collection, management and analysis

  • Working experience with sorghum, pearl millet and finger millet or other cereals

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential; understanding of Portuguese is desirable.

  • Good publication record, as evidenced by research papers in refereed journals

  • Experience in working with a wide range of stakeholders and interest to work in interdisciplinary team.

  • Should have aptitude to work collegially and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural environments.

  • Willingness to travel in the region and globally.

The Reward:

This is an internationally recruited staff position with an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package payable in US dollars. The position is initially for three years, and extendable depending on performance of the incumbent. An attractive compensation will be offered for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 10 October 2014 on-line through internet, using the following URL: https://recruit.zoho.com/ats/Portal.na?iframe=false&digest=TqpHG2Zk8ZN*TuF.9KUVGrweAZrcZ29cswCUAhdMI4s-, with a letter of motivation, latest Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Screening of applications will begin in October 2014, and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff. ICRISAT has a flexible approach to international appointments and welcomes dual-career couples.

Appel à Propositions “Open Science – Recherche”

L’appel à propositions (AAP) « Open Science – Recherche » vise à promouvoir de nouvelles façons de faire de la recherche en favorisant une démarche collaborative sur des sujets scientifiques majeurs, impliquant plusieurs acteurs.
Les propositions soumises dans le cadre du présent AAP devront faire appel à des approches transformantes et justifier d’une forte implication des partenaires.
Cet AAP dispose d’un budget de 2 M € destiné au financement de projets complets, de bourses de twin post-docs/post-docs conjoints en collaboration avec le CGIAR, de projets courts (par ex. projets exploratoires, études de preuve de concept, …) et montage de projets en réponse à des AAP internationaux .


Télécharger les documents:


La date limite pour la soumission des propositions est le 15 septembre 2014 (midi, heure française)
Les propositions doivent être envoyées par voie électronique à l’adresse : cfp2014-03@agropolis.fr
Les propositions « Twin Post-doc /post-doc conjoint » doivent être envoyées à l’adresse ci-dessus, ainsi qu’à p.ellul@cgiar.org
• Les dossiers de candidature incomplets ou arrivés tardivement seront automatiquement disqualifiés.
• Les modifications ou ajouts aux termes de référence seront publiés sur le site. Les porteurs de projet sont invités à consulter régulièrement cette page.
• Veuillez noter que toutes les propositions reçues dans le cadre du présent AAP seront archivées et pourront être utilisées par Agropolis Fondation dans le cadre de ses activités. Cependant, aucune information sur ces propositions ne sera diffusée sans le consentement préalable de leurs auteurs.

Apply for Researcher Links Travel Grants for One to Six Months Research Visits

Key dates

Deadline for applications – 30 September 2014 (There will be an additional call for travel grants and workshop grants under Researcher Links – Newton Fund in October)

Research visits funded by successful travel grant applications must take place before 31 March 2016

About this opportunity

The British Council, working with the Higher Education International Unit, have opened a call for proposals for travel grants under the Researcher Links initiative, as part of the Researcher Links – Newton Fund, and separately as Researcher Links.

Researchers based in the UK and one of the partner countries may apply to spend up to 3-6 months (depends on the host country) in a research institution, either in the UK (if researcher is based in a partner country), or one of the partner countries (if researcher is based in the UK). For further information on the specifics of the call, please read the guidelines document (there is one set of guidelines for both Researcher Links – Newton Fund and Researcher Links partner countries).

Partner countries under Researcher Links – Newton Fund: Egypt, Kazakhstan, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam

Partner countries under Researcher Links: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea

Please note this is one call with two sets of eligible partner countries. Please use the same guidelines document and application form for both.


  • Applicants must be based in the UK or one of the partner countries identified above. There is no restriction on nationality.
  • Only one application can be made per person to/from either Researcher Links – Newton Fund, or Researcher Links partner countries. The same person cannot apply to/from both Researcher Links – Newton Fund and Researcher Links countries.
  • In some partner countries this call is restricted to early career researchers, defined as having a PhD and up to 10 years post-doc experience. Consideration is given to those researchers with more than 10 years post-doc experience that have taken a career break. For specific details of who is eligible per country, please see the guidelines document.
  • Applicants must have already been awarded a PhD, and PhD students are not eligible.
  • A PhD is not a requirement to research in some fields, in these cases equivalent experience will be acceptable.
  • Some partner countries may have priority areas of research, and in these cases applications will be restricted to researchers in these fields. Please check the guidelines document for country specific restrictions.

How to apply

Before applying please download and read the guidelines document from the downloads section below. Once ready you can apply here (one application form for both Researcher Links – Newton Fund and Researcher Links partner countries).

If you have any technical problems with the online application form, please contact UK-researcherlinks@britishcouncil.org

You can see the questions in the application form before applying in the PDF in the downloads section below.

For advice on applying to funding schemes, read this article from the British Council Director, Science and Research.

Application form


Source: http://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/current-opportunities/travel-grants-2014

PhD Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM – Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program

PhD Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM – Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program

Online Application Now Open

The RUFORUM Secretariat announces the availability of 63 PhD training opportunities under the GTA for the academic year beginning September, 2014. Potential applicants who are teaching staff at RUFORUM Member Universities are invited to submit applications to the RUFORUM Secretariat. Click here to read more

To apply for the Graduate teaching Assistantship online. Carefully follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit the RUFORUM Information Management System and create an account. The link is: http://rims.ruforum.org/
  2. You will then click to apply for a scholarship
  3. Ensure you pick the correct scholarship call ID which is: GTA  2014
  4. In the employment history ( professional responsibilities section)  of the online form give information on your teaching experience and list the courses that you have taught
  5. The name of the university on the online form refers to the university that you are applying to (host university)
  6. In the reference section ensure that you also upload the letter of nomination from your university. This letter of nomination must include information on the following;
    • Number of years of service at the sending university
    • Confirmation of support for travel, stipend, medical insurance, research funds
  7. On the online form you can ignore the following questions
    1. Tuition component within the  funding question
  8. Other attachments to be uploaded on the online form include:
    1. Degree Certificates
    2. Reference letters
    3. Research concept note
    4. Birth certificate

In case of questions please contact: s.chindime@ruforum.org

[1] The GTA was initiated by 42 African Vice Chancellors whose universities are members of RUFORUM.

Formation en agriculture à Wageningen, Pays-Bas avec possibilité de bourse

Cette formation s’adresse aux personnels de l’enseignement supérieur agricole et domaines associés.
Elle s’intitule: Concevoir et Gérer l’Apprentissage Interactif, la Recherche-action et les Services aux communautés dans l’Enseignement Supérieur (IAL-HE FR), et se tiendra du 27 Octobre au 14 Novembre 2014, à Wageningen, Pays-Bas.
Pourquoi choisir cette formation?
•     C’est une formation stimulante, polyvalente et pratique, avec des techniques variées: travaux de groupe encadrés par les formateurs, jeux de rôle et présentation des programmes d’apprentissage interactif d’Universités néerlandaises.
•     Nos formateurs ont une grande expérience dans la formation, la recherche agricole et le changement institutionnel en Afrique, en Amérique Latine et en Asie
Contenu de la formation :
·         L’innovation rurale et l’enseignement supérieur agricole
·         Les compétences pour un enseignement interactif
·         Lier les approches d’apprentissage, de recherche-action et d’engagement des communautés dans les universités et la formation professionnelle et technique agricole
·         Faciliter l’apprentissage dans des équipes interdisciplinaires et multiacteurs
La brochure et le formulaire de candidature sont disponible sur:  http://www.icra-edu.org/page.cfm?pageid=FRradES2014
Des bourses NFP sont disponibles pour certains pays francophones (le Bénin, le Burkina Faso, le Burundi, le Mali, la RDC, le Sénégal).
La date limite d’inscription pour une demande de bourse NFP est le 1er Mai 2014. Elle pourra se faire en ligne à partir du 1er Mars 2014.  Les détails sur la procédure de demande de bourse sont disponibles sur: www.nuffic.nl/nfp/
Pour la même formation en anglais (dates 20 Octobre – 7 Novembre 2014), rendez-vous sur: http://www.icra-edu.org/page.cfm?pageid=ardsharingIA2014%2D1

Appels à papiers : « volontariat et gouvernance »

Le programme de volontariat des Nations Unies invitent les personnes intéressées à soumettre des papiers sur l’impact du volontariat sur la gouvernance. Il n’y a aucune limite d’âge cependant une attention sera accordée aux jeunes diplômés de moins de 30 ans.

Délai : 03 Février 2014

NB : les papiers en Français sont acceptés. Toutefois, la présentation se fera en Anglais pendant la conférence.

L’appel dans son intégralité en un clic…