Janaki Ammal Scholarships 2019 for Students in Plant and Microbial Science: Applications Open

About the Scholarship

The John Innes Centre offers Janaki Ammal Scholarships to overseas postgraduate research students, who are nationals of eligible developing countries, to help enable them to study for a PhD degree at our institute.

Each award is tenable for a full-time three or four-year PhD degree programme of study at the John Innes Centre, subject to the satisfactory progress of the student.

Applications are welcome from students wishing to study any aspect of plant and microbial sciences the John Innes Centre is currently engaged in.


To receive a Janaki Ammal Scholarship while studying at the John Innes Centre, candidates must:

  • Have completed and submitted all relevant sections of a formal application online at the University of East Anglia (UEA) with all supporting documents for a full-time PhD research degree programme at the John Innes Centre with a primary supervisor who is a Group Leader at the John Innes Centre. No separate application for the Janaki Ammal Scholarship is required
  • Have completed the Research Statement on the application form and ensured two academic references are provided
  • Have been shortlisted by the prospective supervisor and interviewed in person or by video conference by that supervisor, another Group Leader and the Postgraduate Research Director from the John Innes Centre
  • Be in subsequent receipt of an offer of admission to register at UEA on a PhD research degree programme (other than the Rotation Programme)
  • Be assessed as Overseas for UEA lab-based postgraduate research tuition fee purposes
  • Be a national of one the developing countries listed
  • Not hold any other source of funding that will cover the cost of the Overseas tuition fee
  • Have met all conditions for admission to the UEA before admission.
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