Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme Regional Academic Exchange for Enhanced Skills in Fragile Ecosystems Management in Africa - REFORM

- March 01, 2018
Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme Regional Academic Exchange for Enhanced Skills in Fragile Ecosystems Management in Africa - REFORM

Regional Academic Exchange for Enhanced Skills in Fragile Ecosystems Management in Africa (REFORM) Masters and PhD Scholarships 2018.

 
The EU under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, is inviting applications for the Regional Academic Exchange for Enhanced Skills in Fragile Ecosystems Management in Africa (REFORM) Program for Masters and PhD students in Africa.

Application Deadline: 7th April 2018.

Eligible Countries: Senegal, Uganda, Benin, Malawi, Mozambique, DR Congo, Tunisia, Mali, Madagascar, Lesotho and Sudan.

To Be Taken At (University):
  1. Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal
  2. University of Abomey Calavi, Benin Rep.
  3. Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda
  4. Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
  5. Mzuzu University, Malawi
  6. Makerere University, Uganda

About the Award: The EU under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, has provided funding to support training of graduate students in African universities. In this mobility programme six African partner institutions and one EU Technical partner will collaborate in the training of professionals to strengthen fragile ecosystems (FE) management in Africa, which will lead into reduced environmental degradation and sustained food production by small-scale farmers.

A total of 23 Masters and 11 Doctorates will be trained in the thematic areas of Agroforestry, Ecology and Adaptation; Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Ethnobotany and Natural Resources Conservation and Valorization; Agro-Ecology and Food Systems; Forest, Ecosystem, Environment and Natural Resource Management.

The project will provide fellowships for full degree programs (PhDs and MSc) as well as short term mobility for students and staff and will run from 1st November 2017 until 31st October 2022.

The project is expected to contribute to a) establishing regional learning platform for improved fragile ecosystem management (FEM); b) internationalizing and harmonizing of training in FEM, c) enhancing skills of University administrative staff to manage mobility, d) improving training skills of academic staff of targeted Universities and e) training of high caliber professionals in FE management.

Type: Masters, PhD

Eligibility: The scholarships are open to candidates from Target group 1 (Senegal, Uganda, Benin, Malawi, Mozambique) and Target group 2 (DR Congo, Tunisia, Mali, Madagascar, Lesotho and Sudan).

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Subsistence allowance, Insurance, Travel costs, Housing and Tuition fees are covered by this program.

How to Apply: All interested candidates must apply online for both university admission and scholarship. 

Application for admission should be sent to the hosting university and a copy to the project coordinating office at Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar. The application for scholarship should be sent to the project coordinating office with copy to the coordinator at the sending institution.

The requirements from the applicant will but not limited to:
  • Application form,
  • Certified Certificates and Transcripts from recognised institutions by the national regulators,
  • At least two academic referees /recommendations,
  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV),
  • Letter of motivation for joining the programme applied for,
  • Concept note for proposed PhD research.

Scholarship Application Form

View specific programs on offer and universities

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: The EU under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

Important Notes:
  • Please note that candidates will only be allowed to apply to institution outside of their home countries.
  • Female and candidates with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
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