PASET RSIF Scholarship Opportunity- 2019 CALL

Starting June 19, 2019 - Ending June 19, 2020

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness has been selected as the host center to administer the Food Security and Agribusiness thematic area of PASET RSIF.

The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) is an African-led initiative with the objective of strengthening science, technology and engineering capability in sub- Saharan Africa to further its socio-economic transformation. PASET established a Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) to contribute towards the training of a critical mass of PhD and post-doctoral candidates, and support research and innovation in priority thematic areas: ICTs including big data and artificial intelligence; food security and agribusiness; minerals, mining and materials engineering; energy including renewables; and climate change. RSIF focuses on transformative technologies that have a far-reaching positive impact on society. It is currently funded partly by contributions from African governments, the World Bank and the Government of Korea; and implemented by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya, as the RSIF Regional Coordinating Unit (RCU-icipe).

The primary objective of RSIF is to train high quality PhD and post-doctoral students to address the human resource gap of highly qualified specialists in the fields of applied sciences, engineering, and technology and contribute to improving research and innovation capacities in those fields in sub-Saharan Africa.

The 2019 call for PASET RSIF scholarship application is opened. The Department is therefore inviting interested persons to apply for the above scholarship for the following programmes offered in the Department:

 

1. PhD Applied Economics and Policy

2. PhD Agribusiness

 

To apply, please click on this link: https://www.rsif-paset.org/calls/2019-call-applications/

For more information about the scholarship, please click on this link: https://app.rsif-paset.org/rsif-applications-2019/index.php

The closing date for applications is July 22, 2019.

For enquiries, please call via phone 024-1849307/020-2251308 or send e-mail to agricecons@ug.edu.gh.