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Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)
SUA: Call for SCHOLARSHIPS Climate Smart Rice Research Project 2020 | Sokoine University of Agriculture
The College of Agriculture of the Sokoine University of Agriculture, in collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), of the Philippines and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark invites qualified and interested citizens of Tanzania to apply for PhD and MSc. programmes (two positions for each)
Scholarships under the Climate Smart Rice Research Project which will be launched at Sokoine University of Agriculture Early April, 2020. One PhD and one MSc. will focus in the field of Crop Improvement (Breeding for improved rice tolerance to flooding and salinity). One more PhD and MSc. will focus in the Chemistry and Management of flooded and salt affected soils
Interested applicants for PhD in Crop improvement should possess MSc. in Plant breeding/Crop improvement or MSc. Crop Science from a recognized University. Those interested in the Chemistry and Management of flooded and salt affected soils should possess MSc. in Soil Science, Soil Science and Land Management or Soil Chemistry. All applicants for PhD scholarships should have a minimum GPA of 3.8 at BSc. level and a GPA of 4.0 at MSc. level. In addition, PhD applicants should submit application letters indicating the area of focus, Curriculum Vitae, a Concept note based on the area of focus (maximum 2,000 words), scanned copies of transcripts and certificates from recognized Universities.
Interested applicants for MSc. scholarship should possess BSc. in Agriculture General, Horticulture or BSc. Agronomy with a minimum GPA of 3.8. In addition, MSc. applicants should submit application letters indicating the area of focus, Curriculum Vitae, scanned copies of transcripts and certificates from recognized Universities
Experience in working on rice will be an added advantage for the applicants. Females are highly encouraged to apply.
The deadline for application is (13th April, 2020) two weeks from the date of this advertisement. Only shortlisted applicants for PhD will be invited for interview, while for MSc. Applicants, only successful candidates will be contacted.