Study Subject(s):Food security
Scholarship Provider: The Food Security Center (FSC) of University of Hohenheim
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility:The applicant must provide proof of:
-Outstanding study performance in agricultural, nutritional, natural, social, economic or political sciences, or related disciplines with specification on food security related issues with a minimum MSc grade of 2.5
-Working on doctoral studies at her/his home institute by the time of application and by the time the scholarship program commences
-Latest academic degree completed no more than 6 years prior to start of scholarship
-Agreement on project proposal with host institute in the field of the own PhD thesis
-Confirmation of support of the host institute in a developing country
-Track record of knowledge in the proposed field of study
-Plan to return to his/her home country / country of residence and institute
-Excellent proficiency in oral and written English.
-Be a national of a developing country according to OECD DAC list.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Developing Countries
Scholarship Description: FSC awards up to four visiting Sandwich scholarships to PhD students from developing countries for a period of six months in 2013. 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. Successful candidates will receive a scholarship for conducting PhD thesis related research studies and hence adding value to the PhD thesis and contributing to the mission of FSC. For research collaboration, each successful candidate will work with the research staff of one of FSC’s partner universities or an other research center or development organization located in a developing country (e.g., one of the centers of the CGIAR) to conduct a specific research project con-tributing to the mission of FSC and relevant to her/his PhD thesis. Funding for research is expected to be provided by the applicant’s and/or supervisor’s institute and/or other organizations. The objective of the research collaboration is to write at least one joint, peer-reviewed journal publication or paper to be presented at an international conference that contributes to FSC’s mission and that is relevant to the PhD thesis. Successful candidates are expected to present their research proposal, state of research and preliminary results in the related seminars in the hosting research institute. Participation in teaching and training activities on a limited scale, if possible, is desired. Interregional South-South collaborations (e.g., from Africa to Latin America, or from Latin America to Asia) are encouraged in particular.
How to Apply: By Electronically
Scholarship Application Deadline: September 29, 2012.