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nepadsanbio.org MSc and PhD Scholarship : Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology

Name of the Organization : Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology
Announcement : MSc and PhD scholarships in Life Sciences
Deadline : 18 November 2016

Website : http://www.nepadsanbio.org/
Notification : https://www.southafricain.com/uploads/3506-PhDScholarship.pdf

MSc & PhD Scholarships in Life Sciences

Applicants for these PhD positions should have the following qualifications, knowledge and essential attributes :
** Have a MSc degree in Life Sciences or relevant discipline.
** The MSc degree should be recognized by NM-AIST senate and Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).

Related : Shambhala Scholarship 2017 : www.southafricain.com/3429.html

** Be able to draft and submit a research proposal concept note with the application documents (including a title, brief introduction, methodology and expected results), showing that they are capable of carrying out original research in the relevant field.

** Be below the age of 38 at application date.
** Be able to publish scientifically in high impact peer reviewed international journals (and preferably already have such a publication).
** Have interest in the above teaching and research approach and be able to work independently and in a team.

** Have excellent English oral and writing skills.
** Be willing to specialize in one of the four CREATES pillars.
** Have a high degree of computer competence and familiarity with modern statistical software.

** Have the ability to work in multi-disciplinary and international teams.
** Be self-motivated and be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines when required.
** Females and regional candidates are strongly and highly encouraged to apply

Details of the position :
** The PhD scholarship programme will run for three years starting in January 2017.
** All students will receive a partial scholarship over this time frame.
** A full scholarship will be issued depending on scientific and academic achievements and social background.

Mode of application :
** Applicants are required to provide their Curriculum Vitae (CV)
** A one-page abstract of their MSc thesis

** Two recommendation letters, one from their latest employer and the other from previous supervisor / educator
** Certified copies of academic certificates.

All applicants holding foreign qualifications must have their qualifications validated and equated by the respective regulatory bodies before being allowed for admissions as follows :**
** The Tanzania Commission for Universities in respect of University Qualification Framework (UQF) Level 6 to 9 qualifications
** The National Council for Technical Education in respect of NTA Level 6 to 9 qualifications

** The Vocational Education and Training Authority in respect of certificates in vocational education and training
** The National Examination Council of Tanzania in respect of certificates secondary education and teacher education.

** Any publications they might have achieved
** A max. 2-page motivation letter why they think they should be selected for this CREATES programme
** A 3-page concept note on a proposed research topic including a title, brief introduction, methodology and expected results

** Successful candidates will be required to attend an oral interview
** Applicants must also meet the minimum NM-AIST requirements as stated on the webpage link below and must have filled the NM-AIST application form

Note :
** Deadline for this application is November 18th 2016 and interviews will be held in the week from Nov 21st 2016 onwards.
** Recruitment will be in January 2017.

How to Apply :
** All application documents should be sent electronically to createspostgrad AT nm-aist.ac.tz

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