COTRA Project

INTRA-AFRICA ACADEMIC MOBILITY CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIPS YEAR 2019/20

Project: Collaborative training in fisheries and aquaculture in East, Central and Southern Africa (COTRA)

The EU under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, has provided funding to support training of graduate students in African universities from 1st November 2017 until 31st October 2022. In this mobility programme five African partner institutions and one EU Technical partner will training of professionals to achieve sustainable fisheries management and aquaculture resources that shall lead to increased fish production and enhanced food and nutritional security, and hence, improved livelihood and household revenue seeking. The programme will train 24 masters (6 credit seeking and 18 degree-seeking) and 12 Doctorates (4 credit seeking and 8 degree seeking) in Fisheries Management, Aquaculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Ichthyology, Zoology and Biology. Degree seeking mobility will be for the duration of the programme and the student will be registered and complete the programme at the host institution. Credit seeking mobility students will undertake one semester courses at another university within a duration of not more than 10 months.

COTRA therefore, calls for application from suitable PhD and Msc degree/credit seeking candidates to apply for the available positions indicated in Tables 1&2 below before 19th October 2019 (Midnight East African time).

Table 1: Degree seeking (student registers and completes the degree at the host institution)

S/N

Sending Institution

Host Institution

Programme

Number & Gender

Contact person

1

Rhodes University

Makerere University

MSc. in Zoology (Fisheries and aquatic Sciences)

1 Male

Dr. Peter Akoll

pakoll@cns.mak.ac.ug

2

Rhodes University

Makerere University

PhD in Zoology (Fisheries and aquatic Sciences)

1 Female

Dr. Peter Akoll

pakoll@cns.mak.ac.ug

3

University of Abomey Calavi or any West African institutions of Higher Education

Makerere University

PhD in Zoology (Fisheries and aquatic Sciences)

1 Female

Dr. Peter Akoll

pakoll@cns.mak.ac.ug

4

Mzuzu University

 

Official University of Bukavu

MSc. in Biology (Hydrobiology)

1 Female

Dr Mbalassa Mulongaibalu

Mbalassamulongaibalu3@gmail.com

5

University of Eldoret

Official University of Bukavu

MSc. in Biology (Hydrobiology)

1 Female

Prof. Mbalassa Mulongaibalu

Mbalassamulongaibalu3@gmail.com

6

University of Abomey Calavi or any West African institutions of Higher Education

Official University of Bukavu

MSc. in Biology (Hydrobiology)

1 Male

Prof. Mbalassa Mulongaibalu

mbalassamulongaibalu3@gmail.com

7

University of Abomey Calavi or any West African institutions of Higher Education

Rhodes University

MSc in Ichthyology

1 Female

Dr. Cliff Jones

c.jones@ru.ac.za

 

8

Bahir Dar University

Mzuzu University

MSc. in Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

1 Female

Prof. Fanuel Kapute

fkapute@gmail.com

 

 

Table 2: Credit seeking (student studies at a host institution for at least one Semester)

S/N

Sending Institution

Host Institution

Programme

Number & Gender

Contact person

1

Makerere University

University of Eldoret

MSc in Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences (option: Fisheries Management or Aquaculture)

2 Females

Prof. Julius Manyala

manyalajo@yahoo.com

 

2

Mzuzu University

University of Eldoret

PhD in Fisheries (option: Fisheries Management or Aquaculture)

1 Female

Prof. Julius Manyala

manyalajo@yahoo.com

 

3

Makerere University

Mzuzu University

PhD in Zoology (Fisheries and aquatic Sciences)

1 Female

Prof. Fanuel Kapute

fkapute@gmail.com

4

Mzuzu University

Makerere University

MSc in Zoology (Fisheries and aquatic Sciences)

1 Female

Dr. Peter Akoll

pakoll@cns.mak.ac.ug

5

Official University of Bukavu

Makerere University

PhD in Zoology (Fisheries and aquatic Sciences)

1 Female

Dr. Peter Akoll

pakoll@cns.mak.ac.ug

6

University of Eldoret

Rhodes University

PhD in Fisheries Science

1 Female

Dr. Cliff Jones

c.jones@ru.ac.za

 

7

University of Eldoret

Rhodes University

Msc in Ichthyology

1 Male

Dr. Cliff Jones

c.jones@ru.ac.za

 

The scholarships are open to candidates from Target Group 1 (Applicants currently registered at or have done their degrees at one of the partner institutions: University of Eldoret (Kenya), Makerere University (Uganda), Rhodes University (South Africa), Mzuzu University (Malawi), and the Official University of Bukavu (DR Congo), and Target Group 2 (Applicants who currently registered at or have obtained their degrees from any other institutions in West African region (with focus on Benin especially University of Abomey Calavi) and Eastern Africa (with focus on Ethiopia especially Bahir Dar University but excluding Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Malawi and DRC). Please note that applicants are only allowed to apply to study in an institution outside of their home countries. Any applicant who has previously benefitted from EU funded mobility program and those who obtained their previous entry degrees from Europe does not qualify. Females and candidates with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

All interested candidates should download the application form, fill it and submit either through email or postal services. In order to facilitate and fasten the mobility process, each applicant is advised to apply to the hosting university for admission. The admission criteria for each university can be found from their respective websites. The applications for scholarship should be submitted to the COUNTRY coordinator (found here: http://www.cotraintrafrica.org/contacts) with a copy to applications@cotraintrafrica.org. Scholarship application form is available on the programme website (http://www.cotraintrafrica.org/).

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