Scholarship program on coastal ecosystems in West Africa

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Under the MAVA-funded sub-regional project ResilienSEA on Seagrasses of West Africa, GRID-Arendal and Wetlands International are hereby providing full scholarships for Master’s degree students potentially from seven countries in the West African sub-region. Geared towards building capacities of West Africans and setting up a network of experts, the scholarship program will include at most one candidate per country in order to ensure representative benefits and appropriate support for each of the target countries. This programme will allow for focalizing research effort on the sensitive and highly understudied coastal ecosystems, with special reference to seagrass beds, their associated ecosystem goods and services in West Africa. Thus, promoting sustainable approaches to conserving and managing the soon-to-be-identified priority/pilot sites.   

Application procedure

Interested persons may send their applications by e-mail, no later than 31 May 2019 at 17:00 GMT, mentioning as subject “ResilienSEA Scholarship“, to the following E-mail: [email protected]

They must also submit the following:

  1. A letter of motivation summarizing the student’s aptitude for the stated Master program (maximum 1 page), accompanied by a most recent official transcript/degree award.
  2. A detailed CV with the contact details of two external referees (including an academic supervisor) and one (where applicable) from the most recent employer.
  3. A short study/research plan stating applicant’s interest area and relevance to one’s country (maximum 2 pages).
  4. A letter of commitment from a professor at the targeted university expressing willingness to supervise prospective student will be an added advantage.
  5. Any other relevant document showing the candidate’s motivation and interest in marine and coastal ecosystems, especially seagrass beds

Selection: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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