FSC awards 10 scholarships for PhD students from developing countries (see OECD DAC list) for a period of 36 months, beginning September 01, 2012 (with a month German language course). The Center wishes to attract outstanding PhD students pursuing a career in academia or development collaboration. The scholarship aims at increasing their previously gained scientific knowledge and skills relevant to food security related issues. The successful candidates will receive scholarships for participating in the PhD program “Global Food Security” to conduct their doctorates.
Worth of Scholarship
The scholarship is given for a stay at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. The monthly grant is EUR 1,000 (for the time in Germany, EUR 500 for the time of the field research). In addition, FSC pays for traveling to/from Hohenheim. Health insurance and other costs must be paid for from the stipend.
Besides the general selection criteria for the PhD program “Global Food Security” (see announcement of the PhD program “Global Food Security”), the following criteria have to be met additionally, if applying for an “Excellence scholarship”:

  • Latest academic degree completed no more than 6 years prior to start of scholarship;
  • Indication for return to his/her home country and institute;
  • Be a national of a developing country according to OECD DAC list.

Selection Criteria
All accepted applications will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Fulfillment of announcement criteria of the PhD program “Global Food Security” (cf. “Ad-mission” and “Application”);
  • Quality of proposal and project feasibility.

How to Apply
The applicant has to submit the application documents for the PhD program “Global Food Security” and indicate in FSC’s application form, whether s/he applies for an “Excellence scholarship”. In addition to the general application, the applicant has to provide proof regarding the additional selection criteria mentioned above.
There is one joint application and selection process. Only those applications are accepted which follow the application instruction and are submitted with FSC’s application format (see FSC’s web-page).
Please send your application (only!) to: [email protected]
FSC will confirm the receipt of all (complete) applications (i.e., if an application is not complete, FSC will not consider it and will not confirm receipt of the application).
Deadline: October 26th, 2011. The selection of the candidates will be in December, 2011, the program will start on September 1, 2012.
For all pre-selected candidates, FSC will look for a supervisor at the University of Hohenheim. Only after a professor of the University of Hohenheim has accepted the candidate, she/he will be ultimately selected and invited to join the PhD program “Global Food Security” and – if applied for a scholarship – awarded an “Excellence scholarship”.
For more information, and to apply, visit the FSC website by clicking here.
To apply for admission, click here.