Global Rice Science Scholarships 2011

The 2011 GRiSS offers young agricultural scientists the opportunity to be experts in a scientific discipline and to have a broader understanding of the global issues that affect rice science for development.

Study Subject: Agronomy, Crop physiology, Entomology, Plant pathology, Soil and water science, Plant breeding, Social sciences
Employer: GRiSS
Level: PhD

The Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) is a single strategic goal and work plan for global rice research.GRiSP streamlines current research for development activities of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). GRISP aligns these initiatives with numerous partners and adds new research activities to which science can make significant contributions.

This partnership also builds the capacity of the next generation of rice scientists. Partners are advanced research institutions and universities; national research, education, and extension systems; international and regional fora and development organizations; CGIAR centers; emerging national research systems; the private sector; and civil society organizations.

Research areas: rice science and related systems research

* Agronomy
* Crop physiology
* Entomology
* Plant pathology
* Soil and water science
* Plant breeding
* Social sciences

Types of scholarship

1. 3–4 years for a full Ph.D. program
2. Up to 3 years for a Ph.D. sandwich degree program

Scholarship benefits

* Round-trip airfare and related travel expenses
* Monthly stipend with local medical and accident insurance
* Research support
* Leadership and professional development funds
* University fees (with an upper limit)

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 April 2011

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