2014 Abdou-Salam Quedraogo Fellowship for Sub-Saharan Africans


2014 Abdou-Salam Quedraogo Fellowship for Sub-Saharan Africans , and applications are submitted till 24 August, 2014. Bioversity International is awarding research fellowship to a young forest genetic resources scientist (under 40 years of age) in Sub-Saharan Africa. The 2014 Fellowship is targeting research on forest genetic resources aspects of trees relevant to people’s livelihoods. The Fellowship amounts up to US$ 10,000 and should be completed within 12 months. The Applicant should identify a local supervisor to guide the preparation and implementation of the research. A scientist at Bioversity International will co supervises the Fellow. The mentoring will be organized in dialogue with the Fellow and the local supervisor. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Sub-Saharan Africa

Level: Fellowship (scientists for carrying out research )

Field(s): The 2014 Fellowship is targeting research on forest genetic resources aspects of trees relevant to people’s livelihood, within the following priority area: 1.Diversified forest/woodland management, 2. Conservation of tree genetic resources, 3.Restoration of forested landscapes

Deadline: 24 August, 2014

Funded By: Bioversity International

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2014 Abdou-Salam Quedraogo Fellowship for Sub-Saharan Africans are targeted for Citizens of Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, 

 Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for this research fellowship program.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: Fellowship will be provided for the duration of 12 months.

Scholarship covers: The Fellowship supports research expenses and related travel and subsistence costs during field work, up to an amount of US$10,000.

Description

The 2014 Abdou-Salam Quedraogo Fellowship for Sub-Saharan Africans is awarded annually by Bioversity International to a young forest genetic resources scientist in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to give talented African scientists working on forest genetic resources opportunity to develop their capacity through interaction with, and mentorship by a scientist at Bioversity International.

Eligibility

To be eligible for 2014 Abdou-Salam Quedraogo Fellowship for Sub-Saharan Africans , candidates should:

‣ Be a citizen of a country in Sub-Saharan Africa;

‣ Be a scientist or PhD student attached to a national university, research institution or a research-oriented NGO1;


‣ Be under 40 years of age;


‣ Have at least a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in a field of study relevant to forest genetic resources.

Selection Criteria:

‣ Applications will be evaluated by a panel from Bioversity International; Criteria for selection include: quality of the research note; educational background and scientific record in a field of relevance to the proposed research; relevance to Bioversity’s research priorities.

Notification:
‣ The selected candidate will be informed by 15 September 2014.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applications should be submitted via email to aso-2014-at-cgiar.org.

‣ Applications should include:


  • Cover letter;
  • 
Application form including a research note of maximum 1000 words describing the project, following guidelines in the form;
  • 
Curriculum vitae, including your list of publications;
  • 
Letter of support from the home institution;
  • 
Acceptance letter from local supervisor;
  • 
Applications can be submitted in English or French.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 24th August 2014.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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