The scholarship is awarded in the field of Geography and Geoinformatics in a cross-disciplinary research project on “Unravelling the Causes and Implications of Crop Productivity Gaps in Underperforming Regions through Integration of Geospatial, Biophysical and Socio-economic Factors”.
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Student will spend about 12 months at a Swedish university. The scholarship will cover approved fees for the study period in the University of Ghana, field work cost and includes monthly stipend.
Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded for a research project on “Unravelling the Causes and Implications of Crop Productivity Gaps in Underperforming Regions through Integration of Geospatial, Biophysical and Socio-economic Factors”.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing joint PhD programme arranged by the University of Ghana on the one hand and Lund University on the other.
Scholarship Provider: University of Ghana and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Lund University, Sweden.
Scholarship can be taken at: Ghana and Sweden (student will spend about 12 months at a Swedish university)
-University is looking for a highly skilled and enthusiastic young researcher who will be able to work in three, interconnected, interdisciplinary, research fields: Agronomy including soil fertility management: focused on biophysical characterization of crop performance and soil conditions at fields/farms and village sites; Geospatial analysis using remote sensing and GIS: focused on research into crop yield estimations based on a variety of remote sensing platforms and Socio-economic conditions including household survey, micro data: focused on village and farm characteristics based on socio-economic survey data
-Requirements are the excellent completion of a degree at the Masters’s level of Geomatics, Geoinformatics, Geog raphy, Agronomy or any scientific subject in a relevant field, and excellent English language skills.
-The ideal candidate should have basic training in one or more of the following three areas: remote sensing, GIS, statistics, and experience from agricultural studies. Previous experience with fieldwork is important. Training in the three mentioned areas will be offered in the case the PhD candidate does not already have the necessary skills.
-The candidate is expected to interact with the network of scientists involved in the project. Flexibility, curiosity, and ability to work independently are essential qualities for such inter-disciplinary research. The working language is English.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Ghanaian students can apply for this PhD scholarship.
Scholarship Description: In collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Lund University, Sweden, the University of Ghana hereby announces a PhD scholarship within the framework of an interdisciplinary research project on “Unravelling the Causes and Implications of Crop Productivity Gaps in Under performing Regions through Integration of Geospatial, Biophysical and Socio-economic Factors”. The PhD education will be arranged jointly by the University of Ghana on the one hand and Lund University on the other. Following the format of double degrees in doctoral education, each university will, after the PhD candidate’s completion of the programme, award a separate PhD degree with a Certificate Supplement stating that a part of the education forms the basis of a corresponding degree awarded by the other university. The PhD student will carry out her/his education at both universities. This is not equivalent to two PhD degrees. The student will spend 12 months at the Swedish university. The PhD students will be formally enrolled at both universities under the condition that they are accepted by the Faculty boards.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Scholarship is awarded for the duration of study program.
What does it cover?
-The scholarship will cover approved fees for the study period in the University of Ghana and field work cost
-A monthly stipend
-A visit to a Swedish University for at least 12 months during the project period
-The candidate should be ready to abide by all the conditions set by the graduate school of the registering University
Selection Criteria: Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.
Notification: A telephone/skype interview will be arranged for shortlisted applicants.
How to Apply: All applications should be sent via email.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Closed