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Updated: ILRI-DAAD PhD scholarships 2016

This post was updated on 7 Mar 2016 to include information on how to apply for the ILRI-DAAD Phd scholarships 2016.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is collaborating with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to offer up to eight in region PhD scholarships in 2016 through a co-funding arrangement. 

ILRI through its graduate fellowship program will provide an opportunity for successful candidates from sub-Saharan African countries to undertake quality research for development, access ILRI’s cutting-edge research facilities and receive mentorship from ILRI scientists within the following broad ILRI program areas.

  • Animal Biosciences
  • Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity
  • Feed and Forages Biosciences
  • Food Safety and Zoonoses
  • Livestock, Gender and Impact
  • Livestock Systems and the Environment
  • Policy, Trade and Value Chains

DAAD is a publicly funded self-governing organization of the institutions of higher education in Germany which promotes international academic exchange as well as educational cooperation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programs.

Successful candidates will be expected to commence their PhD programs earliest 1 September 2016.

For more information on the scholarships and how to apply see the links below.

ILRI-DAAD PhD Scholarship: Animal science for sustainable Productivity (ASSP) – Small ruminant value chain development(Closing date: 18 March 2016)

ILRI-DAAD PhD Scholarship: Capacity Development (closing date: 18 March 2016)

ILRI-DAAD PhD Scholarship: Food Safety and Zoonosis Project – FoodAfrica Phase 2 Project (closing date: 18 March 2016)

ILRI-DAAD PhD Scholarship: Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) – Livestock Agri-food Systems CGIAR Research Program (closing date: 18 March 2016)

ILRI-DAAD PhD Scholarship: Cystic Echinococcosis – Distribution and genetic diversity (Closing date: 18 March 2016) 

ILRI-DAAD PhD Scholarship: Animal Biosciences– One Health approach to vector biology and arbovirus epidemiology in smallholder livestock systems (closing date: 18 March 2016)

ILRI MSc Graduate Fellowship – Kenya

ILRI-DAAD PhD Scholarship: Animal science for sustainable Productivity (ASSP) – Improved productivity through crop-livestock interventions in Eastern DR Congo and Burundi (closing date: 18 March 2016)

ILRI-DAAD PhD Scholarship: Policy, Trade and Value Chains – Accelerated Value Chain Development Program / Livestock Value Chain Component (closing date: 18 March 2016)

For more information please contact Joyce Maru, capacity development officer (ILRI) on +254 20 4223417 or email CapDev.recruitment[at]

17 thoughts on “Updated: ILRI-DAAD PhD scholarships 2016

  1. i will be waiting for the placement of a call for applications on
    more details on the application criteria and on specific ILRI programs that will host the PhD fellows.

  2. I have detail proposal on Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity and now I am searching sponsorship to commence my dissertation research which will be undertaken in Ethiopia. is there a possibility of being sponsored by your organization?

  3. Is there options for Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding. If so what are the minimum eligibility criteria and requirements to be made up

  4. We thank you readers for your interest in knowing more about the application process for the ILRI-DAAD PhD scholarships. Please note that, as stated in the article, a call for applications will be posted on this blog with more details on how to apply. This information will be available by end of March 2016.

  5. i’m very much interested. i hold two msc degrees in climate change and agriculture and rural development

    Eagerly waiting for the details of application much interested in zoonoses and food safety

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