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TRECCAfrica II Scholarship
Call Apply now before 22 March and become part of the TRECCAfrica community TRECCAfrica addresses one of the world’s greatest environmental
challenges: food security in the face of climate change, resource depletion and loss of forests, wildlife and environmental services.
Applications from African citizens (including Diaspora) are now invited for the following
-­‐ Full degree Master’s degree scholarships
-­‐ Short term Masters and doctoral exchange scholarships (for applicants currently enrolled in a Master’s or doctoral programme in the home university)
-­‐ Staff exchange awards (only for TRECCAfrica partner university academic and administrative staff)
Successful candidates will enrol in a selection of programmes at one the TRECCAfrica partner universities.
Students from partner universities (known as Target Group 1 applicants) as well as
from any other African universities (Target Group 2 applicants) are invited to apply.
The partner universities are University of Botswana, University of Dar es Salaam, University of Ghana, University of Nairobi, University of Nigeria Nsukka,
Mekelle University (Ethiopia) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa).
Globally, the challenges of food insecurity within the context of climate change are inhibiting economic growth and human wellbeing.
The food system is also changing as a result of complex and dynamic interactions of a range of socio-­‐economic and environmental factors,
including among others, urbanisation, concentration of production, vertical integration, deregulation and economic liberalisation.
As demand for food is expected to double in the next 25-­‐50 years,  food systems will be forced to adapt to mounting challenges that current
research and global institutions, especially those in Africa are only starting to grasp.
TRECCAfrica intends to promote this adaptation by involving and educating young Africans proactively in the process of developing, understanding
and scaling new approaches through ‘transdisciplinary’ research.
The project has to date awarded over 100 Masters and Doctoral scholarships and exchange opportunities to some of Africa’s brightest young minds.
A further 80 student and staff opportunities will be awarded during the remainder of the programme.
Ultimately TRECCAfrica’s impact will be transformation in our societies through social and institutional innovation that stems from the application
of problem-­‐solving knowledge generation and insight.
Scholarships cover visa and airfare costs, registration and tuition, comprehensive insurance and a monthly stipend of €600 for Master’s students,
€900 for doctoral students and €1,000 for staff members.
TRECCAfrica has been funded with support from the European Commission’s Intra-­‐ACP Academic Mobility Scheme.
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Deadline: 22 March 2015

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