Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers (Japan Award) 2017

This annual award, which began in 2007, is organized and presented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan. Its purpose is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing regions, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries. Up to three young researchers who have shown
  1. outstanding performance in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, or related industries for a developing region, and who show great promise
  2. outstanding achievements in research and development that will lead to future technological innovation in agriculture, forestry, fisheries or related industries for a developing area, and who show great promise
will be invited to Japan to attend the commendation ceremony this November and accept their awards and cash gifts (US$5,000 will be given per awardee).

  1. Should be under the age of 40 (as of January 1, 2017)
  2. Should be researchers who have the nationality of developing countries and/or territories, belong to a non-Japanese research institute or a non-Japanese university
  3. Should be engaged in research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related industries in developing regions
  4. Must be able to attend the commendation ceremony and deliver a lecture on November 2, 2017.
Application deadline: May 26, 2017 (Fri.)

Click here for Guidelines and application forms

Call for Applications for 2017 AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant: Closing on 10 May 2017

The African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES) is pleased to announce that the call for applications for the next intake programme: the AGNES Intra-Africa Mobility Grant for Junior Researchers is now open.

AGNES aims to strengthen the scientific capacity and networking in Africa through active co-operation of AGNES and potential AGNES members. The programme enables researchers studying towards a Masters or PhD from sub-Saharan African countries to spend research stays between 1 and 2 months at a university/research institute in other sub-Saharan African country.

If you know of anyone please inform them, also we urge you to please spread this information as widely as possible and inform anyone you might know who is interested in this great opportunity.

Interested junior scientists should submit their electronic applications directly to the AGNES Desk via email: [email protected] by 10 May 2017. Please ensure that the application and all supporting documents reach the AGNES desk by midnight South African time.

Downloads: 2017 Call for Applications and CV Template_AGNES Mobility Grant.

ACALISE National / International Scholarships for PhD

Call For Applications

Uganda Martyrs University Central Scholarship Committee in conjunction with African Center of Excellence in Agroecology and Livelihood System (ACALISE) invites applications from eligible candidates for the ACALISE National / International Scholarships for the PhD in Agroecology and Food Systems and MSc in Agroecology, MSc in Monitoring and Evaluation and MSc in Development Economics. The scholarship will be a contribution towards tuition fees as per the University fees structure. International students will in addition receive a contribution towards living costs and accommodation.


Eligible candidates must be citizens of a country in sub-Saharan Africa, admitted to study in any of the ACALISE Programmes listed above at Uganda Martyrs University or our partner institutions.Applicants must meet the admission conditions of Uganda Martyrs University.

Scholarship Tenure
PhD and MSc Scholarships are available for up to a maximum of three and two years respectively. The scholarship will be initially granted for one year and will be renewed upon successful completion of the preceding year and submission of a competence report by the Supervisor.
Note: This is a scholarship incentive and applicants should be ready to make a contribution towards the entire cost of the Programme

Regional and Female candidates as well as candidates from less privileged groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Documents

1. Fully filled and signed Uganda Martyrs University Scholarship form
2. Signed curriculum vitae.
3. Certifieduniversity degree certificates and transcripts.
4. Proof of admission to the ACALISE Programmes.
5. Letter of motivation
6. 2 Referees at least one from Academia
Foreign Academic Transcripts and Certificates

Candidates who have been awarded Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degrees at accredited universities or similar Institutions of higher learning which issue academic documents in languages other than English shall submit notarized English translations of all supporting documentation including, but not limited to, Transcripts, degrees, and diplomas.
The academic levels or equivalence of the qualifications obtained from foreign institutions must be authenticated by the Uganda National Council of Higher Education (NCHE).

Application Deadline
A complete application form together with all the application documents listed above should be sent to email: [email protected] before Monday, May15, 2017 by close of business.


For inquiries about postgraduate programmes, contact the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research on email: [email protected] or Tel: +256 (0) 454 660 159, +256 (0) 382 410 611

A non-refundable Application Fee of UGX 40,000 (excluding bank charges) should be paid on issue/submission of the form.