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MSc/PhD Scholarship for Aflatoxin and Aflatoxin Biocontrol Research in USA, 2013

USDA-FAS and USAID-Mozambique is funding research scholarships in aflatoxin and aflatoxin bio control research at the University of Arizona (Tucson) in the USA. Mozambican student can apply for this MSc/PhD scholarship. The postgraduate assistant ship is of three years which covers stipend and university fees and airfare. Women applicants are encouraged to apply. English language proficiency is required. Electronic application must be submitted by 31 August 2013.

Study Subject(s): This scholarship is awarded in aflatoxin and aflatoxin biocontrol research at the University of Arizona (Tucson)
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing MSc/PhD degree level at the University of Arizona (Tucson).
Scholarship Provider: The United States Department of Agriculture –Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS) and USAID-Mozambique
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: Applicants must: – Preferably be less than 35 years of age – Possess a BSc/MSc in Plant Pathology, Mycology, Plant Disease Epidemiology, Crop Science, Soil Microbiology, Food Science (including Food Microbiology, Food Technology, Food Nutrition, etc.), Agricultural Sciences, or equivalent degree.
-Highly qualified students with other relevant training/experience will also be considered.
– Satisfy the admissions requirement of the University of Arizona-Tucson, including English Language proficiency and critical thinking, i.e. clear both TOEFL and GRE Tests.
– Preferably have a position in Mozambique as an agricultural research scientist in a national agricultural research institution, the Ministry of Health (Department of Nutrition) or NGO, or as a University lecturer.
– Take formal study leave if appropriate from their employers and provide evidence of future reintegration into their current place of work to support research and development activities on aflatoxins.
– Have strong quantitative and communication skills, and a strong work ethic in the N2Africa project countries.
– Be a national of and residing in Mozambique.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applicants of Mozambique are eligible for this MSc/PhD Scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The United States Department of Agriculture – Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS) and USAID-Mozambique has provided a grant to IITA to develop a novel and highly effective biological control product to reduce aflatoxin contamination in maize and groundnut. One of the objectives of this grant is to develop national capacity for aflatoxin research and management. IITA is therefore is seeking for a highly qualified Mozambican applicant for MSc/PhD scholarship in aflatoxin and aflatoxin bio control research. The assistant ship will be awarded to the selected candidate for a maximum of three years for a post-graduate degree at University of Arizona-Tucson, USA. The student will conduct research under the guidance of Prof. Peter Cotty. This is an exciting opportunity for a Mozambican student to train on an innovative technology using cutting edge technologies in one of the top Universities in the world.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The successful candidate would be offered an assistantship for each of the three years.

What does it cover? The successful candidate would be offered an assistantship for each of the three years that will include stipend and university fees (tuition, book allowance, insurance, and other university expenses). IITA will also be responsible for purchasing airfare ticket from Mozambique to Tucson and a return airfare ticket from Tucson to Mozambique at the end of studies.

Selection Criteria: Candidates will be selected on a competitive basis, i.e. relevant qualifications and academic excellence.

Notification: Only selected candidates will be notified for a pre-interview. All applications will be acknowledged, but only short listed candidates will be contacted.

How to Apply: Applications should only be submitted electronically to Ms. Gersonia Catine (IITA-Mozambique Administrative Manager) at G.Catine-at-cgiar.org.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 31 August 2013.

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