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

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,

The University of California, Davis (UCD) has opened registration for Class V of the African Plant Breeding Academy to African students who possess a PhD or Masters and are interested in taking a class in breeding.

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

All participants for the programme must be based in Africa and must be actively managing a breeding programme of their own with significant plant breeding experience
and have taken courses in statistics, genetics and breeding.

 

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About UCDavies Plant Breeding Academy

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 Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), The Alliance for a Green Revolution for Africa (AGRA), Mars, Incorporated and the African Orphan Crops Consortium, Class IV of the University of California, Davis African Plant... read more


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UCDavies Plant Breeding Academy PhD Scholarship


Aim and Benefits of UCDavies Plant Breeding Academy PhD Scholarship

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


Requirements for UCDavies Plant Breeding Academy 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 for UCDavies Plant Breeding Academy PhD Scholarship

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

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