[hepr-vn] The Pioneer–Generation Challenge Programme Fellowships
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The Pioneer–Generation Challenge Programme Fellowships
Organisation: CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme (GCP)
Closing Date: 30 November 2008
The Pioneer–Generation Challenge Programme (GCP) Fellowship programme promotes
graduate education and is designed to contribute to agricultural research and
education by supporting PhD studies in plant breeding and genetics. The
programme targets top performers who will advance plant science, with emphasis
on international agriculture. The fellowship is financially supported by Pioneer
Hi-Bred International, Inc, and implemented by GCP's Subprogramme 5
(Capacity-building and enabling delivery).
Eligibility and selection criteria
Proven academic excellence in disciplines related to plant breeding.
Demonstrated interest in improving agriculture in developing countries.
Candidates who desire to remain in, or return to, their country of origin and
contribute to agricultural development. Priority to candidates from developing
countries that lack a strong agronomic education base.
Proposed study programme/area: priority to GCP crops that are also of interest
Candidates must already have been accepted for a PhD programme at a recognised
plant breeding institution.
Applications to be submitted online through the link at
Generation Challenge Programme (GCP) of the Consultative Group on International
Agricultural Research, c/o CIMMYT, Km 45 Carretera Mexico-Vera Cruz, El Batan,
Texcoco, CP 56130, Edo doe Mexico, Mexico
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