horticulture | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 2

EuroMaster – European Master of Science of Viticulture and Enology

Vinifera EuroMaster offers a gateway to top level managerial positions such as : Directors/Managers of vine & wine estates & laboratories; cellar Managers; Consultants in enology; Auditors/Advisors in vineyard management; market & trade Consultants; research, teaching & lecturing.

Entry requirements
You must hold at least a Bachelor of Science (180 ECTS) in one of the following fields :

Agronomy / Agricultural Sciences
Plant Sciences & technologies
Food Sciences & technologies
Environmental Siences & Technologies
Agricultural Engineering
Food Engineering
Chemistry / Biochemistry
Life Sciences

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 January 2011

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Katharine H. Putnam Fellowships in Plant Science,USA

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University invites applicants for research fellowships in plant science. Putnam Fellowships offer excellent opportunities for advanced research and study using the Arboretum’s living collections of trees and shrubs. Scientists and horticulturists with a PhD and who have identified a research project that would utilize the Arboretum’s living collections are encouraged to apply.
Putnam Fellows conduct basic and applied research in the plant sciences. The goal of the program is to facilitate the research use of the Arboretum’s living collections, thereby stimulating their use within the larger scientific community. The research topics of past Putnam Fellows have included taxonomy and systematics, physiological ecology, propagation, plant-insect and/or -pathogen interactions, and collections management. The Putnam Fellowship Program has attracted a diverse array of scholars, and many have gone on to be leaders in academia and public horticulture.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 March 2011

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The WACCI Ph.D Programme 2012, Ghana: Plant Breeding

Eight students per year will be admitted over a period of five years in the first phase of the programme.Each student will follow a 5 year programme leading to the award of a Ph.D (Plant Breeding) upon successful completion. The programme consists of two stages: two years of academic study at the University of Ghana and three years of field research at the student’s research station/university in his/her home country.
Crop Focus
The course work and research will focus on the following West Africa food crops:
Cereals: maize, rice, sorghum, millet
Root and tubers: cassava and sweet potato
Legumes: cowpea and groundnut
Vegetables: tomato and pepper.
Geographic Focus

West Africa with initial emphasis on Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. Applicants from Cameroon may also be considered.

Selection Criteria/Funding
Scholarships are advertised extensively in all participating countries and applications are reviewed by a panel of local academics.Forty students arriving in cohorts of eight over five academic years will receive support from this innovative plant breeding Ph.D Programme.

The WACCI programme is specifically for full-time, professional plant breeders who will make their careers breeding new cultivars of food crops. Prospective students must have:

1. an MSc/MPhil in Plant Breeding, Plant Genetics, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Crop Science, Applied Entomology, Applied Nematology or equivalent degree.
2. a position as an agricultural research scientist in a national research institute or university in the potential student’s home country is also essential, so that the student can return to his/her home country to conduct the field research for the PhD thesis.

Applicants should be under the age of 40.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications for 2012 academic year are now been excepted. Further details contact Employer.

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