Applications for the DAAD-ARPPIS Doctoral Scholarships for Africans at ICIPE in Kenya for the 2023/24 academic session are currently open.
Four (4) PhD positions are available at icipe to work innovations in the vegetable integrated push-pull technology and black soldier fly farming, as a One Health package that will increase production of cereals, the main staples for most households; as well as high-value vegetables, poultry and fish, which will augment the region’s largely starch-based diets, thus countering malnutrition and hidden hunger while protecting the environment.
Worth of Award
The primary objective of the ARPPIS PhD Programme is to prepare young researchers from Africa to be globally competitive in research and development environments within national, regional and international research programmes.
At icipe, ARPPIS scholars are provided with excellent research facilities in an interdisciplinary environment within a structured, three-year PhD programme that includes
- developing research partnerships,
- publishing scientific articles,
- writing grant proposals, and
- attending scientific meetings and international conferences.
Scholars conduct strategic, innovative research at icipe’s laboratories and field sites located in different agro-ecological zones.
- A citizen of a country in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Bachelor’s degree with above average results (at least Second Class/Upper Division or equivalent).
- Master’s degree with above average results (at least Second Class/Upper Division or equivalent), taken with both coursework and research in the field of natural sciences or other field relevant to the PhD project
- Additional requirements may apply depending on the PhD project selected by the applicant.
- Master’s degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application.
- Completed application form, PhD project abstract (based on one of the available PhD projects), and accompanying supporting documents.
- Good working knowledge of written and spoken English.
- Clearly show motivation and strong commitment.
- Candidates who are staff members of a public university, or considered for university teaching or research staff recruitment, are encouraged to apply.
- Qualified female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
When applying, upload the following documents:
- Completed application form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Certified copies of official university certificates and transcripts, and any other professional or academic certificates. Please combine into 1 file. If necessary, you may zip the file to make it smaller for uploading. For pdf files, you can reduce the size using the online tool
- A copy of a signed recommendation letter from your employer (if currently employed) or University where MSc was undertaken. The letter must be on the institute’s letterhead.
- A coloured close-up photograph showing the full view of your head and upper shoulders (passport-style photograph)
- National ID (copy)
- For foreign nationals, a copy of Passport biodata page (the page that has your picture and personal details)
Deadline: The closing date for applications for the DAAD-ARPPIS Doctoral Scholarships is February 23rd, 2023.