Apply for RUFORUM MSc-Research Methods Scholarships

Scholarship Background: Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a consortium of 32 Universities in Eastern Central and Southern Africa (ECSA) with a goal to strengthen graduate training and agricultural related research.

This is achieved by providing resources and peer support to generate knowledge, research products and human resources to support agricultural development.

RUFORUM has been involved in Regional graduate programmes that are responsive to stakeholder needs and national development goals. RUFORUM has received funding from Bill and Melinda Gates to support training of students on Master’s Degree Program in Research Methods hosted at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya for the academic year 2014/2015. Accordingly, applications are being invited for these scholarships.

Scholarship Eligibility and requirements
RUFORUM is offering a limited number of scholarships. Applicants MUST first apply to JKUAT for admission/acceptance to the university programme. A proof of admission to the programme will be need before the scholarship award.

Priority will be given to applicants who are already staff members and research scientists from RUFORUM Universities and National Research Institutes in the RUFORUM countries, respectively. Special consideration will be given to applicants from outside Kenya. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

What the Scholarship Covers
The scholarship will cover application fees, tuition fees, research costs, economy class return ticket (for foreign students only), medical cover and living expenses. Full details will be given on admission. It is important to note that the scholarship will not cater for family members/dependents of students

Application process
The new deadline for submission has been extended to 25th April 2014

Please proceed and apply for the MSc Research Methods Scholarship by clicking the link below:

1) Note that you need to register on the site
2) You can save your application and come back to it later
3) There are a number of documents that you are required to scan and upload

DO NOT send your application packages by email or post. The package to upload (in English) shall include the following;

  1. Duly filled fellowship/scholarship application form
  2. Two Letters from the applicant’s referees, including one from previous academic institution

For any urgent inquiries please email the Training Officer at the RUFORUM
Secretariat:  [email protected] and a copy to [email protected].

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