Application Deadline: 26-March-2016 (23:59 GMT)
The project intends to involve and educate young Africans proactively in the process of developing, understanding and scaling new approaches through ‘transdisciplinary’ research.
The project proposes to award 86 Masters and Doctoral scholarships and exchange opportunities to some of Africa’s brightest young minds, and a further 14 staff exchange opportunities to consortium members to enhance learning and joint research on this theme. In total, 100 individual mobility opportunities are therefore foreseen.
Through the support of the Intra-ACP Mobility Scheme of the European Commission working through the African Union, the funds for this mobility scheme will be disbursed over a period of 5 years. Potential candidates cross national and study boundaries, to address the challenges of climate change adaptation and natural resource depletion.
The scholarship call is open until 26 March 2016 for the following type of applications:
The TRECCAfrica Scholarship allows candidates from two target groups to participate in the mobility scheme and makes provision for three types of individual mobility for staff and postgraduate (Master’s and Doctoral ) students.
The types of mobility covered include:
To be eligible for the Scholarship, masters and doctoral students must:
For staff to be eligible for TreccAfrica scholarships, they need to comply with the following criteria:
refers to nationals and/or residents registered at one of the institutions comprising the TreccAfrica consortium. Target Group 1 therefore comprises staff and students registered at or employed by the University of Ghana (Ghana), University of Nairobi (Kenya), Mekelle University (Ethiopia), University of Nigeria Nsukka (Nigeria), University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa), University of Botswana.
refers to nationals and/ or residents of other African countries not represented by the TreccAfrica consortium or who have received a Higher Education Degree or equivalent in one of these countries. Target Group 2 students may therefore be employed in the public service or at public and private enterprises.