The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Project: Partnership for Training Scientist in Crop Improvement for Food Security in Africa (SCIFSA) is taking scholarship applications to study in one of five African universities. In this mobility programme, five African partner institutions and one EU technical partner will collaborate in the training of professionals to achieve sustainable crop production that shall lead to increased yield and enhanced food and nutritional security.

A total of 24 masters (six credit seeking, 18 degree-seeking) and 12 doctorates (four credit seeking, eight degree-seeking) will be trained in the thematic areas of plant breeding and seed systems, biotechnology, seed science and technology, agronomy and vegetable crop production,  pesticides and plant protection and plant and microbial technology. The project will provide fellowships for full degree programs (PhDs and MSc) as well as short-term mobility (credit seeking) for students and staff and will run until 31 October 2022.

The call for applications will close on 5 April 2018. All interested candidates should download the application form, fill it and submit through either email or postal services. The application for scholarship should be sent to the project coordinating office (, with copy to the coordinator at the sending institution. Admission criteria and application forms are available on the program website (

In order to facilitate and fasten the mobility process, each applicant is advised to apply to the hosting university for admission.
The scholarships are open to candidates from Target group 1 (Applicants who are currently registered at or have done their degree at one of the partner institutions: Makerere University (Uganda), University of Ghana – Legon (Ghana), University of Eldoret (Kenya), Cairo University (Egypt) and Chiek Anta Diop de Dakar (Senegal)) and Target group 2 (applicants who currently registered at or have done their degrees from any other institutions within Africa including institution from Uganda, Ghana, Egypt, Kenya, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sudan, Tunisia, etc.) Please note that applicants are only allowed to apply to study in an institution outside of their home countries.

For more information on the SCIFSA contact Dr. Thomas Odong by email at


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