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Announcements: Scholarships and awards

Listing of available scholarships

Government of Hungary MSc scholarships

In partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the government of Hungary is offering scholarships for MSc degrees in Plant Protection at the University of Pannonia, and in Rural Development and Agribusiness, as well as Agricultural Biotechnology, at the Szent István University. Applicants must be nationals of the countries listed in the announcement and must be proficient in English.
Application deadline: 28 February 2019
For more information: http://www.fao.org/europe/news/detail-news/en/c/1176118/

Cargill Global Scholars Program

The agribusiness company Cargill is offering scholarships to undergraduate university students in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, or the USA — and attend university in those countries. Each Cargill Global Scholar receives an annual scholarship for up to two years to help off-set academic related expenses, as well as mentorship by Cargill employees and leadership training, among others.
Application deadlines: 1 March 2019 (USA); 5 March 2019 (India); 1 April 2019 (Russia); 19 April 2019 (Indonesia); 28 April 2019 (China); and 26 May 2019 (Brazil)
For more information: https://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/

Africa Food Prize

Nominations are solicited for the Africa Food Prize. The 100,000 USD prize recognizes an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives.
Nomination deadline: 14 May 2018
For more informationhttps://www.africafoodprize.org

PhD fellowship on TR4

A project between the Universities of Warwick and Exeter to improve understanding of some important biological parameters of Tropical Race 4 is offering a PhD opportunity for UK and EU students.
Application deadline: 22 February 2019
For more information: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/new-tools-for-predicting-spread-of-fusarium-wilt-in-banana/?p106120
Contact: Prof. Murray Grant M.Grant@warwick.ac.uk or Dr. David Studholme d.j.studholme@exeter.ac.uk

Borlaug Field Award 2019

The World Food Prize Foundation invites nominations for the Borlaug Field Award. The USD 10,000 award, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, recognizes science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under age 40 who has clearly demonstrated intellectual courage, stamina, and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty. The award will honor an individual who is working closely and directly “in the field” or at the production or processing level with farmers, animal herders, fishers or others in rural communities, in any discipline or enterprise across the entire food production, processing, and distribution chain. Nominations must be submitted online in English. Self-nominations will not be processed.
Application deadline: 15 June 2019
Online nomination form: https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site/BorlaugAward
For more information: https://www.worldfoodprize.org/index.cfm?nodeID=87974&audienceID=1

Scholarships to study in Taiwan

Taiwan’s International Cooperation and Development Fund is offering scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in various areas of study, including tropical agriculture at the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (see all opportunities). Applicants must meet general eligibility criteria  and be a national of one of the eligible countries. Each scholarship recipient will be provided with a full scholarship, including return airfare, housing, tuition and credit fees, insurance, textbook costs and a monthly allowance (see details of benefits).
Application deadline: 15 March 2019
Application procedure: http://www.icdf.org.tw/np.asp?ctNode=30318&CtUnit=366&BaseDSD=7&mp=2
Online application: http://web.icdf.org.tw/ICDF_TSP/WelcomeStart.aspx
For more information: http://www.icdf.org.tw/ct.asp?xItem=12505&CtNode=30316&mp=2

MCF@RUFORUM Scholarships

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, is offering  50 Undergraduate and 20 Masters Scholarships, 70% of which are for Kenya and Uganda nationals. The scholarships are only tenable at Gulu University in Uganda or Egerton University in Kenya.
Application deadline: 31 March 2019

For more information: https://blog.ruforum.org/2018/12/19/call-for-applications-for-mcfruforum-scholarships-2019/

2019 Louis Malassis and Olam Prizes

Created by the Agropolis Foundation, the Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food recognizes contributions in research, development, and capacity building to sustainably improve food and agricultural systems while addressing food security and poverty reduction in the North, South or Mediterranean Region. The prize will be awarded in three categories: distinguished scientist; promising young scientist; and outstanding career in agricultural development. The winners of the distinguished scientist and outstanding career in agricultural development prizes will receive €20,000. The winner of the young promising scientist prize will receive a €5,000 cash prize plus a €15,000 mobility grant to any of the 41 research labs that are part of Agropolis Fondation’s scientific network.

The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security recognizes an innovative scientific research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility or adequacy of food. The winning research project will receive US$75,000. Entries are evaluated and selected based on the scientific excellence, impact of their contribution to sustainable development, and quality of partnerships they have developed and established, notably with the civil society.
Application deadline: 28 February 2019
Online application: English; French
For more informationhttp://www.agropolis-fondation.fr/Appel-a-candidature-Prix-Scientifique-International-Louis-Malassis-et-Prix-Olam

PhD scholarships in agriculture and sustainable development

The Agropolis Fondation, Universiti Putra Malaysia and SEARCA are offering 8 PhD fellowships to Southeast Asian students enrolled in any of the following universities: Universiti Putra Malaysia, University of the Philippines-Los Banos , Kasetsart University in Thailand, and University of Gadja Mada  and Bogor Agriculture University in Indonesia. The fellowship will cover university tuition, a monthly allowance, travel, some research costs and thesis support.
Application deadline: 7 February 2019
Online application: https://agropolisfondation.optimytool.com/en/
For more information: http://www.agropolis-fondation.fr/IMG/pdf/terms_of_reference.pdf

CAS-TWAS President’s PhD scholarships

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) are sponsoring up to 200 students/scholars who are non-Chinese citizens to pursue doctoral degrees at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Science and Technology of China or CAS institutes around China.
Application deadline: 31 March 2019
For more information: https://twas.org/opportunity/cas-twas-presidents-phd-fellowship-programme

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