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Are you a qualified, female graduate student from the Sub-Saharan region with up to five years of full funding support to obtain a research doctoral degree in 2 areas of study? Then you should apply for the University of Minnesota/ Accligen Research Fellowship 2021 for African Women Researchers.

This research fellowship, one for Animal Science, one for Veterinary Medicine Ph.D., is part of a partnership between Acceligen and the University of Minnesota. They are selecting one candidate for each focus of study.

ANIMAL SCIENCE DEGREE

This is for qualified students looking to obtain a Ph.D. in Animal Science while being part of a larger research team project on – Precision crossbreeding for African Dairy Production Systems. 

The candidate for Animal Science will complete a Ph.D. thesis project supporting research to develop selection schemes and/or breeding programs for dairy farmers in Sub Saharan Africa using Acceligen’s precision bred Gir, Holstein, and Girlando animals to improve sustainable production from their current animals or herds.

VET MED DEGREE

This is for qualified students looking to obtain a Ph.D. in the Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program while being part of a larger research team project on – Precision crossbreeding for African Dairy Production Systems. 

The candidate for Veterinary Medicine will complete a Ph.D. thesis project supporting research to characterize animal health phenotypes from bovine dairy animals bred by gene editing to possess traits for resistance to bovine tuberculosis and trypanosomiasis.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021

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Benefits

Chosen candidates get a Ph.D. in the Animal Science/ Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program while being part of a larger research team project on. 

Eligibility

  • You are a female graduate student from the Sub-Saharan region.
  • You have up to five years of full funding support to obtain a research doctoral degree in 2 areas of study.

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About the University of Minnesota/Accligen Research Fellowship

The breeding program contributes to more sustainable production by using traits that increase farmer income and improve animal health for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) dairy systems.

Key Dates and Order of Program

Application Deadline is April 30, 2021

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