The European Union (EU), under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, has provided funding to support training of graduate students in African universities. The “Partnership to Strengthen Graduate Training and Research Capacity for Developing Climate Smart Agrifood Systems in Central and East Africa (CSAS)”. The project, coordinated by the University of Dschang, is a mobility programme comprising six African Partner Institutions and one EU Technical Partner. CSAS will collaborate in the training of professionals in developing climate smart agrifood systems in Central and East Africa. The training shall equip students and staff with a comprehensive understanding of climate-smart agrifood systems, incorporating disciplines such as agriculture, environmental science, climate science and socio-economic aspects of food systems.

A total of 26 Masters and 8 PhDs will be trained from 2024 to 2028 in the thematic areas of Climate Smart Agriculture, Agriculture and Rural Innovations, Dryland Agriculture, Livestock Production Systems, Plant Breeding and Seed Systems, Food Security, Geomatics and Artificial Intelligence. The project will provide scholarship for full degree programs as well as short-term credit-seeking mobility for students. The mobility will also support 8 staff and 8 trainees across the partner HEIs

This call for application targets 4 PhD and 8 MSc programs from Africa to be hosted across the partner HEIs


The scholarships are open to all qualified African candidates residing in Africa at the time of application to be trained in the host institutions for respective programs in Cameroon, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Note: Applicants are only allowed to apply to study in an institution outside of their home country. Females and vulnerable candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. All applications will be handled confidentially.

Deadline for submission of application 14th June 2024

See download below for detailed call.

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