SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC) under the framework of SAARC has been working for strengthening agricultural research and technology transfer through regional networks among agricultural research and development institutions and policy makers in South Asia. SAC has taken initiatives to support aspiring agricultural scientists of the region to pursue their PhD degree programs in selected agricultural universities and institutions in South Asia. SAC is pleased to announce the offer of annual PhD scholarships for the academic year 2018.
Applicants must be a citizen of SAARC Member Countries except Bangladesh (Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) and must be a regular employee of the National Agricultural Research, Extension and Education System of the respective Member Countries. Applicants must be age of 45 years or below on the date of the application deadline (15th April 2018).
Applicants should have a relevant postgraduate qualification (MSc/ MS/ MPhil) in agricultural economics, agribusiness and related discipline with a substantial research component of not less than one year. Candidates are expected to have excellent academic records and good command of spoken and written English. Further, candidates having publications on agricultural economics would get preference. Applicant must be available full time for the PhD study in Sri Lanka from 2018 for 3 years.
How to Apply?
Candidates should submit application along with PhD synopsis and supporting documents (certified copies of postgraduate and basic degree certificates, title page of postgraduate research thesis, current CV, copies of publications, English version of birth certificate, passport copy, proof for English proficiency) to Director, SAC through the relevant ministries and SAARC Division under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs / External Affairs of the home country with endorsements on or before 15th April 2018. A scanned copy of the set of application may be sent directly to Director, SAC via email as an advance copy.
Dr W.A.R.T. Wickramaarachchi,
Senior Program Specialist (Priority Setting and Program Development),
SAARC Agriculture Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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