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Global Food Security PhD scholarships



The Food Security Center (FSC), hosted by the Universität Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany, is offering up to 12 scholarships for PhD students from developing countries and up to two scholarships for PhD students from developed countries. The funding for both groups will be for a period of 36 months, beginning August 01, 2010.


  • Target: outstanding PhD students pursuing a career in academia or development collaboration. The scholarship aims at increasing their previously gained scientific knowledge and skills relevant to food security related issues.
  • Eligible candidates must have:
    • Completed graduate studies in agricultural, nutritional, natural, social, economic or political sciences, or related disciplines (preferably with a focus related to food security issues);
    • Outstanding study performance: excellent or very good Master’s degree or equivalent with a grade of A (exceptions B);
    • Track record of knowledge in the proposed field of study;
    • Excellent proficiency in oral and written English (TOEFL with a minimum of 213 points computer based, 550 points paper based, 79 points internet based or equivalent is precondition);
    • Sufficient private means to cover minimum living expenses (if not applying for an ‘Excellence scholarship’);
    • Completed last academic degree less than 6 years ago, and
    • Intention to return to his/her home country and institutin upon completion of PhD studies.
  • Deadline for applications: 05 April 2010

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