plant sciences | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

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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Paul Speijer Fund for African Students, Wageningen University, Netherlands: Plant Sciences

This scholarship is being offered to candidates from Africa, who have completed a BSc in Plant Sciences or Agronomy with outstanding results, who are currently working as a professional in a local research institute and who will use this postgraduate education to become leader in their field. Candidates must be committed to returning home after finishing the MSc study with the aim of contributing to the improvement and further development of the agricultural production of food crops in the home country.

Further requirements for the Paul Speijer scholarship are:
– a GPA of at least 80% of the maximum grade.
– Admission to the Wageningen University MSc programme in Plant Sciences or Plant Biotechnology.

If you have been admitted to Wageningen University or are in the middle of the admission procedure and are interested in applying for a scholarship through the Paul Speijer Fund, please send by e-mail:
– the Wageningen University admission letter or your file number
– an updated CV specifying your research activities,
– a motivation letter in which you address the specific criteria for this scholarship mentioned
– a letter of recommendation of your professor or employer

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 March 2011.

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