Saturday, January 19, 2013

Trecc Africa Scholarship For UNN Post Graduate Students

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TreccAfrica (Transdisciplinary Training for Resource Efficiency and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa) will provide doctoral and master’s training to 72 postgraduate students in Africa at six leading African Universities to provide the next generation of academics and professionals who will be able to address an interlocking set of real challenges for Africa’s future development: climate change and resource depletion.

The TRECCAfrica scholarship provides for the mobility of postgraduate students and staff between Higher Education Institutions comprising the TreccAfrica consortium (target group 1) as well as mobility opportunities for candidates from one of the other countries identified as target group 2.
The mobility activities are aimed at providing favourable conditions for staff and student mobility by means of quality support measures for students and staff to undertake study, research and training periods at one of the partner HEIs.
To be eligible for the Scholarship, masters and doctoral students must:
  1. Must be a national and/ or resident of any of the eligible countries
  2. Target group 1 students must be registered or admitted to one of the Higher Education Institutions comprising the consortium at the time of application for the scholarship.  Eligible students must therefore be registered/ admitted at the University of Ghana, Mekelle University, the University of Dar es Salaam, the University of Nairobi, Stellenbosch University and the University of Nigeria (Nsukka).
  3. Target group 2 students must be registered or admitted at a Higher Education Institution in one of the eligible countries identified in the Intra-ACP call.
  4. Students are also required to have sufficient knowledge of the language in which courses are offered at the host HEI.

Eligibility Criteria for Staff Mobility

For staff to be eligible for TreccAfrica scholarships, they need to comply with the following criteria:
  1. Be a national or resident of the countries covered by the scholarship
  2. Work at or be associated with a Higher Education Institution
  3. The assignment of mobility of a staff member must be based on the agreement between partner institutions.
  4. There must be an agreement between the home and host HEI regarding the modules to be taught by the visiting lecturer, the type of research to be conducted, the type of training to be followed or the administrative tasks to be undertaken.
  5. Staff mobility may take the form of a direct post-to-post exchange or a one way flow of mobility to or from an eligible country.
 For more details on the scholarship, CLICK HERE

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