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African Union/University of Califonia (UCDavies) African Breeding Academy scholarship for African 2020 -2021

The University of California, Davis PLANT BREEDING ACADEMY is a premium professional development program designed to develop and enhance the skills of industry personnel around the world to enable them to become independent plant breeders or to contribute to larger breeding programs. In collaboration with The African Union New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, the World Agrof... read more

The University of California, Davis has opened registration for Class V of the African Plant Breeding AcademySM in collaboration with The African Union New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), The Alliance for a Green Revolution for Africa (AGRA), Mars, Incorporated and the African Orphan Crops Consortium

This six-week program will be delivered in three 2-week classes with session one beginning in Nairobi, Kenya on November, 2019. The instructors are internationally recognized experts in plant breeding and seed technology.  Scholarships are available for select students to attend this prestigious program.

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Aim and Benefits

Selected students will be offered a fully paid scholarship that covers tuition, all materials, travel and accommodations.


Requirements for PhD Scholarship Qualification

All participants must be based in Africa and must be actively managing a breeding program.

Ideal applicants will:

  1. Hold a Ph.D. or Masters degree with significant plant breeding experience
  2. Have taken courses in statistics, genetics and breeding
  3. Be currently employed and managing a breeding program in any crop
  4. Have proficiency in English language
  5. Be available to attend all three sessions

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Interview date, Process and Venue

Duration of Programme: 6 Weeks. Duration is as follows

(students must attend all three sessions)

  1. Session 1: May 10 – 23, 2020
  2. Session 2: November 29 – December 12, 2020
  3. Session 3: May 16 – 29, 2021

Application Deadline

October 15, 2019 .


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to UCDavies Plant Breeding Academy on sbc.sf.ucdavis.edu to apply

For more details, please visit the scholarship website here


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