Rsif Cohort 5 Call for PhD Scholarships for Rwanda and Nigeria Nationals

Sakina Kahindi
17 Apr 2023 0

The Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund’s call for applications for Cohort 5 will be open until May 26, 2023. The program will run for 3-4 years, including 6-12 months in a ‘sandwich’ training at an international partner university, research institute or private company.

Eligible candidates should be citizens of Rwanda or Nigeria; hold a relevant Master’s degree; meet the admission requirements of the Rsif African host university they are applying to; their research goals aligned with Rsif priority thematic areas and contributing to Africa’s development.

Rsif is the first Pan-African science fund that provides doctoral scholarships for African scientists in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology. Rsif aims to train quality PhD students and post-doctoral researchers at selected African universities (African Host Universities) to address the human resource gap of highly qualified specialists in the fields of applied sciences, engineering, and technology and to contribute to improving research and innovation capacities in those fields in Sub-Saharan Africa. Rsif focuses on transformative technologies that have a far-reaching positive impact on society.

The doctoral scholarships are funded by African Governments and key partners (World Bank, Government of Korea) through the Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET). More investors are encouraged to join. Rsif is implemented by icipe as the Rsif Regional Coordination Unit.

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