PhD Fellowship Programme of the African Academic Mobility Network (AWaRMN)

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    The Congo Basin Water Resources Research Center (CRREBaC) of the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the PhD Fellowship Programme of the African Academic Mobility Network (AWaRMN).

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    Internal Submission Deadline:
    Friday, June 5, 2020
    Administrator(s) :
    Noelle Obers, Admin AWaRMN
    Category :
    Scholarship Mobility Programme
    Award Cycle:
    2020 – 2022
    Discipline/Subject Area:
    Water Resources Management
    Reference Letters Required per Applicant:
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    Competition files:
    AWaRMN scholarship call details (en)
    Avaible PhD project topics (en)

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified and outstanding candidates for full-time study in any of the doctoral academic mobility scholarship programmes of AWaRMN in any of the Higher Education Institutions within the partnership.

    These are:

    Rhodes University, South Africa (RU)

    • PhD Water Resource Science
    • PhD Hydrology

    Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria (FUTMINNA)

    • PhD Applied Hydrobiology

    Makerere University, Uganda (MU)

    • PhD Chemistry

    Université of Kinshasa, République démocratique du Congo (UNIKIN)

    • PhD Water Resources

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Hydraulique, Algeria (ENSH)

    • PhD Hydraulics

    Deadline for submission of application is 5 June 2020 at 11:59 PM (SAST).

    Applicants will be informed about the outcome of the competitive selection process by email by 19 June 2020.

    Successful candidates will be expected to resume their study by August 2020.

    Applications with incomplete or incorrect information will not be considered.

    Female applicants, people with disability or people from socio-economically disadvantaged background are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Degree-seeking Mobility (long-term study that leads to an award of a PhD degree).

    Target Groups
    • Group 1 : Students who are registered or have obtained a degree from any of the AWaRMN partner institutions: RU, UNIKIN, FUTMINNA, MU, ENSH.
    • Group 2 : Students who are registered or have obtained a degree from any Higher Education Institution (HEI) established in an African Union Member State apart from AWaRMN partner institutions.

    For successful applicants, AWaRMN funding will cover the following areas:

    • Participation costs (e.g. tuition/registration fees) of students.
    • Research costs (e.g. field work, laboratory consumables).
    • Subsistence allowance: PhD: 900 Euro per month.
    • Special allowance to female students for mobility equal or more than 2 academic years, viz – PhD: 900 Euro per year.
    • Economic class roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs.
    • Insurance (Health, accident and travel).
    • One-off settling-in allowance upon arrival to cover installation costs, viz – PhD: 900 Euro.
    Eligibility Criteria

    General eligibility

    To be eligible for support from AWaRMN, applicants must:
    • be a national of an African Union member state and resident in Africa at the time of application.
    • meet both institutional and partnership requirements for admission.
    • not have benefited from any form of previous support from Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, or Intra-ACP Mobility or Erasmus or Erasmus + programmes.
    • must be prepared to move from home country to another country where AWARM has a partner institution. This also apply to foreign applicants who resides in a country with AWARMN institution. For such applicants, you must then consider applying to a third country. For example, you are a Ugandan, but resides in South Africa or have studied in South Africa, you can not apply to Rhodes University in South Africa or Makerere in Uganda. Scholarships are attached to mobility.

    Academic eligibility

    Applicants must also fulfill the academic eligibility criteria of the partner institution(s) of their choice. Please read the Eligibility Criteria of the Partner Institutions document. You can find it here or click on the following link  to get the submission form.

    Application process
    1. Read the guidelines carefully here: and complete the application form.
    2. The following documents need to be included in your application:
      • Certified copies of academic degrees and official transcripts ;
      • 2 paged CV ;
      • 250 words motivation stating why you should be awarded a scholarship;
      • A formal identity document e.g. passport, national identity card, driver license or any other officially recognized form of identification indicating your nationality;
      • Short research proposal of not more than 1000 words;
      • Swo reference letters (one academic and one non-academic). The academic referee must be able to attest to your academic standing.
    3. When finished to feel the  submission formRemember to click on the submit button..

    General enquiries:

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    Competition Files:         

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    Rhodes University staff and current students must please login as a Rhodes University User, with their Rhodes username and password.

    All other users will need to register (first time log in) and log in as Other Users.

    Click others users will need to register (first time log in) and log in as Other Users alternatively visite the AWARMN website here for additional details and the apply.


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    Outil de Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Eau du Bassin du Congo

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