PhD scholarship Call: Agro-ecology among smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa

Improving use efficiency and conserving natural ecosystems while enhancing smallholders’ livelihoods

Qualified applicants should be citizens of a country in SSA, and currently reside there.

  • They should hold an excellent master’s or equivalent degree in environmental, biological and/ or agricultural sciences, natural resource management, or related disciplines from recognized institutions of higher learning, and
  • have outstanding proficiency in relevant empirical research methods.
  • Experience in action and interdisciplinary research is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; additional command of French would be a further asset.

The scholarship is funded by the DAAD for 3.5 years starting from August 1, 2023. It covers a Junior Researcher position at ZEF and respective costs for travel and research. In the first year, the candidate will participate in the ZEF Doctoral Studies Program in Bonn, Germany.

All documents are to be submitted in English. Closing date for applications is March 12, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Find further details here



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