News PhD Scholarships for Study at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya

Three-Year Doctoral Training in Insect and Related Sciences for Development

Deadline for applications: 31st January 2020

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Source icipe
Release date 20/12/2019
Geographical coverage Africa
Keywords funds, entomology, research

The primary objective of the ARPPIS PhD Programme is to prepare young researchers from Africa to compete in internationally competitive research and development environments within national, regional and international research programmes. At icipe ARPPIS scholars are provided with excellent research facilities in an interdisciplinary environment within a structured, three-year PhD programme that includes research, training, developing research partnerships, writing scientific papers and grant proposals, and attending scientific meetings and international conferences. Scholars conduct their innovative research at icipe’s laboratories and field sites located in different agro-ecological zones.

  • Six ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships are available to nationals of sub-Saharan countries for the following projects: LIST OF PROJECTS
  • The scholarships cover all costs of the PhD programme, including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees and all research and training costs.
  • Successful candidates will register with an ARPPIS partner university in Africa after starting the PhD programme at icipe.
  • The PhD programme will commence from September 2020.

Eligibility criteria

  • A citizen of a country in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum pass of second-class, upper division.
  • Master’s degree, with above average results, taken with both coursework and research in the field of natural sciences or other field relevant to the PhD project (see LIST OF PROJECTS).
  • Master’s degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application.
  • Additional specific skills requirements may be required depending on the PhD project(s) selected by the candidate. For information on applicant requirements for each project see LIST OF PROJECTS.
  • Good working knowledge of English (written & spoken).
  • Clearly show motivation and strong commitment.
  • Completed application form and accompanying supporting documents.
  • Qualified female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Qualified nationals of French- and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa are also encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure

Full instructions and online application to icipeLINK

Additionally, once you submit your application to icipe, please send a brief email notification to DAAD stating that you have applied to icipe with the subject “Your Surname_First name_icipe” to Do not send your application to DAAD at this time.


Deadline for applications: 31st January 2020


If you have any questions regarding the ARPPIS PhD programme or your application, kindly contact Ms. Vivian Atieno, Capacity Building Officer, Tel: +254 20 863 2272

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