Be one of a new generation of rice scientists with a Global Rice Science Scholarship (GRiSS)Feb 28th, 2011 | By Simone Staiger | Category: Training
Shared by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
If you are about to enroll or conduct your Ph.D. research, you could be one of a new generation of rice scientists with a Global Rice Science Scholarship (GRiSS).
GRiSS falls under the framework of the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP), a single strategic goal and work plan for global rice research. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will lead GRiSP and activities in Asia, with the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) leading the work in Africa and CIAT the work in the Latin America and Caribbean region.
The 2011 GRiSS offers young agricultural scientists the chance to be experts in a scientific discipline and to have a broader understanding of global issues that affect rice science for development.
This is a great opportunity for scientists early in their career who are working in a national agricultural research and extension system in developing countries.
Research areas: rice science and related systems research
- crop physiology
- plant pathology
- soil and water science
- plant breeding, and
- social sciences.
Types of scholarship
- 3–4 years for a full Ph.D. program
- Up to 3 years for a Ph.D. sandwich degree program
- Round-trip airfare and related travel expenses
- Monthly stipend with local medical and accident insurance
- Research support
- Leadership and professional development funds
- University fees (with an upper limit)
Deadline for applications is April, 30 2011. Interested applicants should send their applications directly to GRiSPScholarships@irri.org.
For more information please visit: http://grisp.irri.org/GlobalRiceScience-Scholarships