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Africa-India Capacity Building Scholarships 2010

AFRICA – INDIA CAPACITY BUILDING SCHOLARSHIPS

The Nyerere Programme of the African Union has received support under the Plan of Action for the Implementation of the Framework for Cooperation of the Africa-India Partnership, for special scholarships for Africans in the field of Agriculture, in the following areas:

(i) Doctoral Degree in Agriculture

(ii) Masters’ Degree in Agriculture

(i) Doctoral Degree in Agriculture

Under the programme, the Indian Government is offering 25 places to Africans in Indian Universities and Institutions, each year over a 4-year period. In this regard, the Commission of the African Union invites applications from prospective candidates who wish to undertake postgraduate studies at the PhD level in any reputable Indian University/Institution in the 2010 academic year. The applicant should possess a Masters’ degree with at least 3 years post graduation experience, and must not exceed 50 years of age.

The PhD programme must not exceed three years duration.

The Government of India will provide a stipend of 15,000 Indian Rupees per month, to cover tuition fee, hostel fee, mess, medical, contingency and travel within the country during the course. For joining the programme, the cost of air travel in economy class by the shortest possible route will be met by the Indian Government subject to the actual fare not exceeding 75,000 Indian Rupees.

(ii) Masters’ Degree in Agriculture

Under the programme, the Indian Government is offering 50 places to Africans in Indian Universities and Institutions, each year over a 4-year. In this regard and for 2010, the Commission of the African Union invites applications from prospective candidates who wish to undertake postgraduate studies at the Masters’ level in the field of Agriculture in a reputable Indian University/Institution. Applicants should possess at least a Second Class Upper Honors degree or its equivalent, with at least two years post graduation experience, and must not exceed 40 years of age.

The Masters programme must not exceed two years duration.

The Government of India will provide a stipend of 12,000 Indian Rupees per month, to cover tuition fee, hostel fee, mess, medical, contingency and travel within the country during the course. For joining the programme, the cost of air travel in economy class by the shortest possible route will be met by the Indian Government subject to the actual fare not exceeding 75,000 Indian Rupees.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Interested candidates should send in their applications to the address below including by Email, attaching the following:

1. Updated Curriculum Vitae.

2. Copies of academic and professional certificates duly certified.

3. A two-page proposal of their research topic and its benefit to Africa.

4. Letter of endorsement from employer, to the addresses below. In the case of University teachers, a letter of endorsement from University Vice-Chancellors/Presidents.

In most of the Indian Agriculture Universities the academic session starts in August every year, but applications must be received by the Indian authorities by the end of February 2010.

It should be noted that the medium of communication in Indian Universities/Institutions is English language

CLOSING DATE: 15th February, 2010

Applications should be sent to the following address:

Coordinator, Scholarship Unit,

Education Division,

Africa Union Commission,

P.O. Box 3243,

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

E-mail: mwalimunyerere@africa-union.org

OlgaA@africa-union.org

Fax: 251 551 7844

Site Internet: www.africa-union.org


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