2021 University of Minnesota/Accligen Fellowship for African Women Researchers

2021 University of Minnesota/Accligen Fellowship for African Women Researchers

The 2021 University of Minnesota/Accligen Fellowship for African Women Researchers is designed to support a qualified, female graduate student from the Sub-Saharan region with up to five years of full funding support to obtain a research doctoral degree in 2 areas of study.

Application Deadline: 30th April 2021

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan African countries

Type: PhD and Masters

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Fully-funded

Eligibility:

Animal Science Degree:

  • For qualified students looking to obtain a Ph.D. in Animal Science while being part of a larger research team project on – Precision crossbreeding for African Dairy Production Systems.
  • The candidate for Animal Science will complete a Ph.D. thesis project supporting research to develop selection schemes and/or breeding programs for dairy farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa using Acceligen’s precision bred Gir, Holstein, and Girlando animals to improve sustainable production from their current animals or herds.
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Vet Med Degree;

  • For qualified students looking to obtain a Ph.D. in the Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program while being part of a larger research team project on – Precision crossbreeding for African Dairy Production Systems.
  • The candidate for Veterinary Medicine will complete a Ph.D. thesis project supporting research to characterize animal health phenotypes from bovine dairy animals bred by gene editing to possess traits for resistance to bovine tuberculosis and trypanosomiasis.

How to Apply: Filling out an application is easy and can be accomplished through the online application system. But you’ll need to assemble a few things before you start, including a resume or CV, names and e-mail address of three people who can comment on your academic and research skills, an applicant statement, a credit or debit card to pay the application fee ($75-95), unofficial transcripts or academic records from each secondary learning institution attended, and TOEFL scores if applicable.

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