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MS Graduate Research Assistantship: Soil Quality as Influenced by Agroforestry and Grass Buffers on Grazed Pasture Watersheds at the University of Missouri.

Funding is available for a two-year MS assistantship at the University of Missouri starting January 2009 to conduct hypothesis driven research on soil quality as influenced by agroforestry practices on grazed-pasture watersheds. The project is located at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center, with six managed small watersheds, located in New Franklin, Missouri. The successful applicant will be a team member in a comprehensive research project investigating water quality; soil physical, chemical, and biological parameters; and above- and below-ground biomass accumulation under grazed-pasture management integrated with agroforestry systems. The assistantship will involve a combination of field work (i.e., sample collection), laboratory analysis, and pertinent literature review. The research assistant will be responsible for interpreting and synthesizing this information to develop a comprehensive index for soil quality assessment in a grazed pasture management system. The graduate assistant will also be expected to collaborate with a team of scientists in agroforestry, soil science, and microbiology; present research findings at national conferences; and write scientific findings for peer-reviewed journals.

Desired qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in natural resources management, agroforestry, soil science, agronomy, soil microbiology, or closely related fields. More information about the Center for Agroforestry (http://www.centerforagroforestry.org/), Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences (http://www.snr.missouri.edu/seas/), and information on admission requirements, deadlines, applying to graduate school (https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=umc-grad) can be accessed through the world wide web. The selected student will be hired as a graduate research assistant in the Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences and enrolled in the graduate school during winter semester of 2009 (January-2009). This graduate assistantship will be sponsored by the University of Missouri’s Center for Agroforestry, with Drs. Ranjith Udawatta, Robert Kremer, and Stephen Anderson serving as co-advisors.

The successful applicant will receive a stipend of approximately $15,500/year for two years. Tuition is waived and medical insurance is provided. Additional funding is available for research-related expenses, and to support travel to present results at professional meetings. To apply for this assistantship, please send the following materials to Dr. Udawatta at the address given below: (1) letter explaining research interests, (2) current resume, (3) transcripts (copies are acceptable), (4) GRE scores (copies are acceptable), and (5) a list of three references along with email addresses, phone numbers, and postal addresses.

Dr. Ranjith Udawatta
203 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-4347
Fax: 573-882-11977
email: UdawattaR[at]missouri.edu

36 comments

  1. TIGIST says:

    Dear Sir / Madam;
    I am a graduate from Addis Ababa University in the acadamic year 2004/2005 with BSc degree in Applied Statstics. At this moment I am working at Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research in the Biometrics department as a Researcher (Biometrician). My ambition for the coming year is to study my Masters Degree in Biometry or Biostatstics. So Am I eligible to this scholar ? If so please send me the application form .
    Sincerly Your’s

  2. Ahmad Kamran Khan says:

    Dear Sir,
    I have got M.Sc (Hons) in Agriculture sciences with the specialization in Entomology from NWFP. Agricultural University Peshawar, Pakistan and now i want to do my PhD in Agricultural Entomology from Wageningen University Netherland. Kindly guide me about the scholarships or any funding for the Wageningen University Netherland for PhD students other than NFP?
    Sincerly Your’s

  3. Tesfatsion Gebreyohannes says:

    I am graduate of Addis Ababa University in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2007. I am looking forward to getting institutions that could realize my dreams of doing my Masters degree in one of the following or related fields:
    1. Computer Engineerig
    2. Communication Engineering
    3. Computer Scinece
    4. Information Technology
    OR Related fields
    Thank you in advance

  4. kokoma says:

    I am a female undergradute who studied agricultural/environmental engineering in one of the african country and would like to futher my studies i.e masters degree in environmental engineering. please guide me on how to get a scholarship or any funding in this field, so that my dreams would be realized.
    Thank you very much.

  5. Hani Ibrahim Rabih says:

    Name: Hani Ibrahim Rabih Abdoh
    Date of birth: 13 – 3 – 1978
    Nathonality: Sudanese
    Civil status: single
    Residence: alhaj yousif street-1
    Cellular: mail – [email protected]
    Cellular phone: +249121068104 or +249911127863
    Education: university of Gezira
    1. Intermediate diploma in computer science faculty of engineering nanotechnology 9\2002 till 19\7\2005
    2. BSC(honors)in textile engineering technology faculty of science and technology 28\7\1998 till 16\3\2002
    3. Postgraduate diploma in business administration faculty of economic and rural development on 20\3\2005
    4. I finish the master of business administration (MBA) and I waiting the degree
    Languages:
    1. Arabic writing reading speaking
    2. English writing reading speaking
    Skills:
    High analytical ability, faste learning patience working in multinational environment in a team and system development capacity
    WORK Experience:
    1. Textile engineer Elhuda textile CO LTD 3\1\2003 to 3\1\2004
    2. Textile engineer and textile management Elhuda textile CO LTD 1\9\2002 to 31\12\2002
    3. Industry safety engineer (labour Inspector) in Labour Work Office (I.L.O) Medani 9\3\2004 till now

  6. Dear Sir,
    I’m an MS.c graduate from the University of Ibadan,Ibadan , Nigeria.with a Ph.D grade point of 61.7 in SOIL SCIENCE and i would like to run this MS Graduate Research Assistantship: Soil Quality as Influenced by Agroforestry and Grass Buffers on Grazed Pasture Watersheds at the University of Missouri . So Am I eligible to this scholar ? If so please send me the application form .
    Sincerly Your’s

  7. i do have BA degree in sociology with GPA of 3.18 i am intersted in conducting extensive social research .to do this i want to upgrade my qualifiction .at the same time i do have the capacity to do so but i do not have money to do that so i request you to give me a scolarship chance to upgrade my qualification
    sincerly kurabachew desta from ethiopia

  8. ADAM ABDUL-SAMED says:

    I am a Ghanaian of 24 years of age. I have a degree in Community Nutrirtion and have experience in research because it was part of my couse at the University. i have interest in doing my maters in epedimiology. Is it possible you can give me the chace?

  9. woldegiorgis says:

    Name Lilit Hailu
    Adres.+251911781155

    Dear Sir/Madam;
    I’m a gradugter from Nile collge in Economics in the acdamic year Agust 2008. my ambiation for the coming year is to study my master Degree in Macroeconomics, so am I eligble to this scholar? if so please send me the application form.

    Sincerly Your’s.

  10. austin kalambo says:

    I hold a bachelor of education science from the university of Malawi(1999). Currently, I am working as a curriculum specialist at Malawi Institute of Education. I would like to study master degree in Eduaction next year (2009). Please provide with me necessary scholarship information.
    kind regards

  11. BENJAMIN FREDUAH says:

    I am a student in my final at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. Is there any opportunity for me to have a scholarship for master degree after my first degree in Bsc Agricuture

  12. mahmood adel abu al haija says:

    hi, i have bachelors degree in nursing from jordan university of science and technology live in dubai, i want to complete my study in cancer or heart field, i hope to find scholarship.
    thanking you
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  13. merga deressa says:

    Dear Sir / Madam;
    I am a graduate from Addis Ababa University in the acadamic year 2007 with BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering. Currently I am working at Ethiopian Leather and Leather Products Technology Institute as a junior instractor II. My DREAM for the coming year is to study my Masters Degree in mechanical engineering. So Am I eligible to this scholar ? If so please send me the application form .
    Sincerly Your’s

  14. merga deressa says:

    Dear Sir / Madam;
    I am a graduate from Addis Ababa University in the acadamic year 2007 with BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering. Currently I am working at Ethiopian Leather and Leather Products Technology Institute as a Junior Instructor II. My dream for the coming year is to study my Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. So Am I eligible to this scholar ? If so please send me the application form .
    Sincerly Your’s

  15. JACOB ZUTTAH says:

    I am a 33 year old Ghanaian with a BSc degree in Agriculture (Soil Science major) and an FGPA of 3.57( 0-4 scale) from the University of Ghana. I have been working witrh the Ghana Irrigation Development Authority as a Soil Chemist since 2005. I wish to be considered for thi prestigeous position. I have not wrtten the GRE. Assess my eligilibility for application form and possible admission.

  16. JACOB ZUTTAH says:

    I am a 33 year old Ghanaian with a BSc degree in Agriculture (Soil Science major) and an FGPA of 3.57( 0-4 scale) from the University of Ghana. I have been working with the Ghana Irrigation Development Authority as a Soil Chemist since 2005. I wish to be considered for this prestigeous position. I have not written the GRE. Assess my eligilibility for application form and possible admission.

  17. Franklin Obiri-Nyarko says:

    I am a 24-year old Ghanaian with a first class degree in BSc Agriculture (Soil Science major) from the University of Ghana. I have worked as a research and teaching assisstant at the Development of Soil Science, University of Ghana from 2006 to 2007. I wish to be considered for this position.

    Thank you in anticipation

  18. Franklin Obiri-Nyarko says:

    I am a 24-year old Ghanaian with a first class degree in BSc Agriculture (Soil Science major) from the University of Ghana. I have worked as a research and teaching assisstant at the Development of Soil Science, University of Ghana from 2006 to 2007. I wish to be considered for this position and other PhD positions.

    Thank you in anticipation

  19. sisay lelisa says:

    Dear sir/madam my name is sisay lelisa i am living in ethiopia and now i am a university student at mekelle university ,department of natural resource economics and management.hopefully i will have my B.S.C in natural resource economics and management on july 2009 thus what i have to announce you is that i am very much interested to have my M.S.C program in agricultural science &fields related to resource management in 2010 academic year in your university . for your information 1.GPA(american standard)up to 2008 july(second year)=3.62(great distinction) 2.Age-19 3.sex-male4.program-BSC in natural resource economics and management under the faculty of agriculture.5. some of the major courses i have taken until now are- -microeconomics 1&2 -macroeconomics 1&2 -resource economics renewable and non renewable -farm management -mathematics for economics -stastics for economics -mathematical programming -econometrics and other agriculture related fields like soil and water management,soil science,fundamentals of crop production,animal science,ecology…thus i am inneed for full fund scholarship,can you help me? Thank you sisay lelisa
    e mail [email protected]
    tel 215913729962

  20. kibret melaku says:

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I am a teacher In Bonga college of teachers education, Ethiopia . I have a bachelor degree in education from Alemaya university in 2002. Is there any opportunity for me to have a scholarship for master degree in teaching chemistry.

  21. Shumye Hailemariam says:

    I do have a BSc degree in irrigation engineering from Arbaminch University and doing being assistant lecturer at college level at his moment.i need to learn MSC in related fields of water engineering.
    Thanks for any help towards me.

  22. gemechu Hussien says:

    Dear Sir/madam
    I am a graduate from Debu University Wondo Genet College of Forestry in the acadamic year 2005 with BSc degree in General Forestry. Currently I am working at Wrld Vision Ethiopia Area Development Program. My dream for the coming year is to study my Masters Degree in ENVIRONMENT and related fields. So Am I eligible to this scholar ? If so please send me the application form .
    Sincerly Your’s

  23. Agbeso Henry says:

    I am graduate of the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Nigeria. I studied Quantity Surveying with an upper credit grade pass in the final year result. Currently, because of my flair in business, I am searching for a scholarship in business related courses or any social science course.

    Kindly assist me to bring my dreams to reality.

    Many thanks.

    Henry Agbeso

  24. Franklin Obiri-Nyarko says:

    I am a 24-year old Ghanaian with a first class degree in BSc Agriculture (Soil Science major) from the University of Ghana. I have worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Department of Soil Science, University of Ghana from 2006 to 2007. I wish to be considered for this position and other PhD positions.

    Thank you

  25. Demsis Melis says:

    I am Demsis melis from Ethiopia. I gratuated from Jimma University in natural resourse management with BSC at 3.78 GPA.Now I am working as gratuate assistance at Addama University eventhough I want to go further the field releted to my profession that I tried to mentioned above in your University so to be this your hand is very much needed.

    Please give me your hand becouse I can’t continue privetly since I have money probleme.So now I need your emediate responce. Please don’t me let down,thank you.

    Regards’
    Demsis Melis

  26. umar musa says:

    I am 35 years old and had national diploma (ND), higher natiional diploma(HND), and Professional diploma (Post-HND) in chemical Engineering all from Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Nigeria. I am looking for schoolarship to do my masters degree in chemical engineering abroad. I am presently a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Nigeria.

  27. Andrew Mtonga says:

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I am a 2006 graduate from The University of Malawi, Bunda College of Agriculture. I majored in Crop Sciences and scored a GPA of 3.5. I am currently working as an Irrigation Officer in the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development. Prior to my current position, I also worked as a Research Assistant at Chitedze Agricultural Research Station in the Microbiology Section. I conducted a research project on “Uptake of micronutrients (Cu, and Fe) by maize plants as affected by the physical and chemical properties of the soil. My carrier ambition is take an active role in crop research work, as such I would like to pursue further studies in areas related to my profession. My specific areas of interest include Agronomy, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Genetics, Plant Breeding and Soil Sciences.

    I hope with your assistance this will no longer remain a dream

    Regards,

    Andrew

  28. elias asgedom says:

    i have graduate from alemaya university in agricultural economics here in ethiopia.i have also seven years of work experiance.i am highly interested to conduct my secondary degree in your eestemed university. i have every hope that you would consider and respond my application positively.

    with best regards,
    elias

  29. stephen k. korir says:

    im graduate from moi university (Kenya) in Bachelor of Science (WoodScience and Technology) im currently working as a ranger with kenya wildlife service. im intereted in pursuing a course in animal science at your institution. this will enable me further my interest in animal handling and care.

    look forward for your response. thank you in advance.

  30. Holler says:

    I am a final year student of tai solarin university of education,i will like to be awarded a scholarship for my ms C am a second class upper student with 4.23

  31. I`m graduate Bsc in Horticulture from sokoine university of agriculture in Tanzania and training students in Hoticulture course
    I wish to persue masters in pathology in Kenyata university kenya

  32. Rakesh Chandra Biswas says:

    Dear sir,
    i am rakesh from bangladesh, graduated in Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering from Khulna University, Bangladesh. I have tow years working experience in a Pharmaceuticals as a Quality Control Executive. I would like to pursue further studies in area of Biotechnology.

    I hope with your assistance this will no longer remain a dream.

    Sincerly Your’s
    Rakesh Chandra Biswas
    E-mail: [email protected]

  33. Feyissa Tufa says:

    Sir/Dear Mrs.I am from Ethiopia who writes this message .First i am very happy getting your email
    adress from the internet .how are you ?God bless you .I am graduated from faculty of Veterinary
    medicine,Addis Ababa University on August 27,2007 with Doctorate degree with cGPA 2.33 at 25 years
    old .after along journey and tedious work in the faculty for not less than 7(seven)years of stay
    .since i am from poor country (third world country )in addition i am from the poorest and uneducated
    family ,even my father and mother can not write and read .these problemes makes me very difficalt at
    stay in the university during my study .even if i am employed after my graduation in the
    governmental organization ,the salary they pay me was 120USA$ per month .imagine how much our
    country is poor.this payment can not cover any living utility (house rental ,food ,transportation
    cost ,tax,helping my poor famile etc ).Now i am working in Oromia Pastoralist Area Devvelopment
    Commission which is one of the regional state of the country .the commossion is working in drought
    prone area ,flood,famine and confilict sensitive area between tribes on limited natural resourse
    like grazing land .pastoralist society is rearing cattle ,camele,goat,sheep etc and follow their
    animals during drought and other risk related time along distance from thier residence (not stable )
    they are mobile depending on weather condition .the community of pastoralist is more of illiterate
    .therefore the regional government (Oromia) is trying the best (endeavour)to reduce poverty and
    illiteracy .In general the Ethiopian Federal Government is working hard to eliminate poverty from
    the country in which Agricaltural lead industralization is feasible to over 85% population is in
    rural area .because of this it is very essential to increase number of educated person to minimize
    the problemes mentioned above in the country .therefore ,I am very eager (very keen) to upgrade my
    education to master in veterinary medicine or related field to help the poor society (pastoralist
    ),my poor family and my self .hence ,I am politely requesting your help to hand me (assist)in
    offering me achance of getting post graduate study for 2009 academic year in which fully funded
    (sponsered )or financially merited (supported )scholarship with partime duty .sir,give me any
    information concerning freely sponsered postgraduate study(funding center) adimission at any
    University through my e-mail .please do not ignore me !you are blessed in God if you are help one
    inocent person .I am waiting for your positive and immediate reply .
    adress:e-mail :[email protected]
    tel:251114670058/251-11-467-2004
    fax:251-11-467-2125
    P.o.box:20120 , Addis Ababa,Ethiopia
    Thank you in advance
    yours sincerly Dr.Feyissa Tufa

  34. My name is Alnazer hamed mohamed.I am a Bachelor degree graduate of science Physics,from sudan University Of science&Technology, Sudan and Qualfing to master degree from Khartoum Universty,Khartoum.I want to use this forum, to express my gratitude to the host of this site for their kind disposition.
    In the same vain,i hope to be an hourable beneficiary of this masters programe in Applied Measurement science.or general relativity, partical physics, and advencing models of unification theory in an international University.
    I know what it means to develop my carrier,and what it will fetch me and my immediate environment in future.
    I remain grateful.
    thank you

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