Apply now: The African Plant Nutrition Graduate Student Scholar Award Program 2021 [Prize $2,000USD]

African Plant Nutrition Graduate Student Scholar Award
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Applications for the 2021 African Plant Nutrition Graduate Student Scholar Award Program are currently ongoing.

African Plant Nutrition Graduate Student Scholar Award

The African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) has announced the details of the 2021 Plant Nutrition Scholar Award program, which is open to graduate students pursuing degrees in plant nutrition and crop nutrition management.

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“We are also pleased to partner with the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) and the OCP Group to recognize outstanding graduate students focused on advancing the science of crop nutrition within Africa,” explains APNI Director General, Dr. Kaushik Majumdar.

Eligibility Criteria for the African Plant Nutrition Graduate Student Scholar Award

Graduate students are eligible if they are:

  1. Currently attending a degree-granting institution located in Africa.
  2. Candidates for M.Sc., M.Phil., or Ph.D. degrees, who are currently enrolled in a program of graduate study as of the application deadline. To be eligible, M.Sc. and M.Phil students must be in the second year of their studies. Applicants who have already completed their degrees are ineligible.
  3. Students in the disciplines of soil science, agronomy, and horticultural science or tree crop science with a focus on plant nutrition are encouraged to apply.
  4. Past winners of the Award are not eligible.

The 2021 African Plant Nutrition Scholar Award Program will award ten (10) $2,000 (USD) awards to M.Sc., M.Phil., or Ph.D. students in soil science, agronomy, and horticulture or tree crop science with a focus on plant nutrition in 2021. Students must also be enrolled at an African degree-granting school.

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Application Procedure

In order to complete the application procedure for the African Plant Nutrition Scholar Award Program, candidates must submit the following documents either in English or French:

  1. Electronic copy of transcripts of all university work, including cumulative and final grade records (GPA or percentile).
  2. Electronic copy of two letters of support, one of which should be from the major professor. Letters must be signed and written on official letterhead and must include the phone number and e-mail address of the letter writer.
  3. A description of the focus of your thesis or dissertation research presented in a manner that will permit evaluation of its originality, depth, and scope, innovative approaches, and relevance.
  4. A brief description of any additional information that may be relevant to the award (such as honours or awards you have received, employment history, career goals, and other activities you pursue).
  5. You will be required to upload documents during the online application process. It is recommended that electronic (pdf) copies of these documents be prepared in advance.

For more information visit the official website of The African Plant Nutrition Graduate Student Scholar Award

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