Scholarships Opportunity for Master Studies in Food Security Programme, January 2018
UDHAMINI WA MASOMO UDSM
UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
INSTITUTE OF RESOURCE ASSESSMENT
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR MASTER STUDIES IN
FOOD SECURITY PROGRAMME
The Sustainable Agricultural Productivity, Processing, and Value Chain for Enhancing Food Security in Tanzania (SAPPV), a Sida-funded sub-programme, has 6 scholarship positions for masters degree. Selected applicants will register and do their masters degrees at the University of Dar es Salaam at the College of Agricultural Sciences and Fisheries Technology. The Scholarship is for full time students for a period of 24 months. The research themes for masters shall include:
1. Food Postharvest Technologies and value addition
2. Infectious Diseases and Food Security
3. Supply Chains and Food Security
4. Precision agriculture
5. Modelling for Food Security
6. Urban agriculture for food security
7. Nutrition and food security
Applicants must have at least an upper second degree in the relevant field (biological sciences, engineering. agriculture, agricultural economics, natural resource/forest economics, veterinary medicine, animal science, biotechnology, bioinformatics, fisheries and aquaculture, food science and technology)
Age not more than 35 years
The scholarship is intended for UDSM staff, but also other potential candidates may apply.
Qualified females are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidates will register in either of the following units CoAF, CoET, CoNAS and IRA depending on the nature of the concept note submitted.
Send a CV, cover letter, letters from your three referees,transcripts, certificates, and a concept note of not more than two pages addressing a topic of interest of the above themes. The application must reach the Project Coordinator by 31st January 2018.
Submit your application in electronic form to: firstname.lastname@example.org;
email@example.com cc firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com.
Source: The University Of Dar es Salaam Official Website
The University of Dar es salaam is the oldest and biggest public university in Tanzania. It is situated on the western side of the city of Dar es salaam, occupying 1,625 acres on the observation hill, 13 kilometers from the city centre.
It was established on 1st July 1970, through parliament act no. 12 of 1970 and all the enabling legal instruments of the constituent colleges. Prior to 1970, the university college, Dar es Salaam had started on 1st July 1961 as an affiliate college of the University of London. It had only one faculty- the faculty of Law, with 13 students.
In 1963 it became a constituent college of the university of East Africa together with Makerere University College in Uganda and Nairobi University College in Kenya. Since 1961, the University of Dar es Salaam has grown in terms of student intake, academic units and academic programmes.