Win up to US$2000 as a Graduate Student in the African Plant Nutrition Scholar Award 2021

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Are you a graduate student and also attending a M.Sc., M.Phil., or Ph.D. degree? Then you should apply to the African Plant Nutrition Scholar Award Program 2021.

Selected candidates will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

Application Deadline: May 31 2021

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Benefits

The 2021 African Plant Nutrition Scholar Award Program will offer ten (10) awards of $2,000 (U.S. Dollars) to M.Sc., M.Phil., or Ph.D. students in the disciplines of soil science, agronomy, and horticultural or tree crop science with a focus on plant nutrition. Students must also be attending a degree-granting institution located in Africa.

All details can be found at the Scholar Award

Eligibility

Graduate students are eligible if they are:

  • Currently attending a degree-granting institution located in Africa.
  •  Candidates for M.Sc., M.Phil., or Ph.D. degrees, who are currently enrolled in a program of graduate study as of the application deadline. To be eligible, M.Sc. and M.Phil students must be in the second year of their studies. Applicants who have already completed their degrees are ineligible. 
  • Students in the disciplines of soil science, agronomy, and horticultural science or tree crop science with a focus on plant nutrition are encouraged to apply. 
  •  Past winners of the Award are not eligible.

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Application Instructions

REQUIREMENTS

In order to complete the application process, you will need to submit the following in either English or French:

  •  Electronic copy of transcripts of all university work, including cumulative and final grade records (GPA or percentile).
  • Electronic copy of two letters of support, one of which should be from the major professor. Letters must be signed and written on official letterhead and must include the phone number and e-mail address of the letter writer.
  • A description of the focus of your thesis or dissertation research presented in a manner that will permit evaluation of its originality, depth, and scope, innovative approaches, and relevance.
  • A brief description of any additional information that may be relevant to the award (such as honours or awards you have received, employment history, career goals, and other activities you pursue).
  • You will be required to upload documents during the online application process. It is recommended that electronic (pdf) copies of these documents be prepared in advance.
  • The application is only available online

About the African Plant Nutrition Scholar Award

Awards of USD $2,000 each will be conferred to ten deserving African graduate students in sciences relevant to plant nutrition and management of nutrients applied to crops.

The Award will be made directly to the student. No specific duties will be required of the recipient.

The Award will be granted independent of any assistantship, scholarship, or other award that the student currently holds. 

Key Dates and Order of Program

  • Deadline for application is 31 May 2021.

Candidates must be enrolled in a program of graduate study as of the application deadline of 31 May, 2021. Successful recipients will be notified in July, 2021.

Networking and Partnership Opportunities

  • The African plant Nutrition Scholar 2021 Partners with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) and the OCP Group to recognize outstanding graduate students focused on advancing the science of crop nutrition within Africa,
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