UNU-INRA Visiting Scholars Programme for African Researchers, 2014-2015


UNU-INRA Visiting Scholars Programme for African Researchers, and applications are submitted till 31st August 2014. Applications are invited for UNU-INRA Visiting Scholarships to undertake a three-year project entitled “Unleashing the Potential of African Rural Economies through Green Growth”. Under the project, up to ten visiting scholars will be selected each year to spend 3-4 months carrying out research at UNU-INRA headquarters in Accra, Ghana, or at one of its operating units based in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Namibia, Senegal and Zambia. This programme is reserved for applicants from the African continent who are faculty members or researchers at African universities and other research institutions.  Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | UNU-INRA headquarters in Accra, Ghana or at one of its operating units based in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Namibia, Senegal and Zambia.

Level: three-year research project

Field(s): UNU-INRA Visiting Scholars Programme are awarded for a research project entitled “Unleashing the Potential of African Rural Economies through Green Growth”. The project aims to provide empirical evidence on how green growth strategies can, amongst others, influence employment, income generation, innovation, competitiveness and social inclusion for rural Africa under four thematic areas: Green business opportunities in rural Africa, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and resource efficiency, productivity and resilience in rural Africa, Rural SMEs and ecosystem services and Institutions and governance for environmentally-friendly business practices.

Deadline: 31st August 2014.

Funded By: UNU-INRA, with funding from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): UNU-INRA Visiting Scholars Programme is targeted for Citizens of Africa.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Under the project, up to ten visiting scholars will be selected each year.

Scholarship Duration: These visiting scholarships are offered for 3-4 months.

Scholarship covers: UNU-INRA will provide a monthly stipend of around USD 1,500.00 to successful applicants. The stipend is a contribution towards travel, accommodation, and medical and other expenses. In exceptional cases, the Institute will consider subsidizing the travel cost to the location of the programme.


Description

UNU-INRA, with funding from Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is undertaking a three-year project entitled “Unleashing the Potential of African Rural Economies through Green Growth”.

The UNU-INRA Visiting Scholars Programme or project aims to provide empirical evidence on how green growth strategies can, amongst others, influence employment, income generation, innovation, competitiveness and social inclusion for rural Africa under four thematic areas: Green business opportunities in rural Africa, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and resource efficiency, productivity and resilience in rural Africa, Rural SMEs and ecosystem services and Institutions and governance for environmentally-friendly business practices.

Eligibility

‣ UNU-INRA Visiting Scholars Programme is reserved for applicants from the African continent who are faculty members or researchers at African universities and other research institutions.

‣ Applicants should have a PhD degree in environmental economics, natural resource economics, ecological economics, development economics, agricultural economics, soil science or any other relevant field of study.


‣ Female candidates are encouraged to apply. (In recent years, four out of ten visiting scholars have been female.)


‣ All candidates are expected to demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills in either French or English. A working knowledge of the second language will be an advantage.


‣ The programme does not make provision for collection of primary data. The programme is ideal for candidates who have the relevant data and who desire an environment to undertake data analysis and write-up.


‣ Specific research questions may be proposed to a selected candidate, but priority will be given to those candidates who already have research questions which overlap with our current thematic areas in green growth for rural Africa.

Notification:

‣ Acceptance decisions will be sent to successful applicants within three weeks of the closing dates. 

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Interested applicants should complete and submit the application form, including their curriculum vitae, to visitingscholar-at-inra.unu.edu.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 31st August 2014 for the academic year 2014–2015.

‣ 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.

For more Information about UNU-INRA Visiting Scholars Programme


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