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8 PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) PhD Scholarships

Brief Description

Ph.D. Scholarships are available to support 3-4 year doctoral training in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology.

The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) is an African-led initiative with the goal of strengthening skills in the Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology to further socio-economic transformation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) is the flagship program of PASET. RSIF focuses on transformative technologies that have a far-reaching positive impact on society. It is funded by contributions from African governments, the World Bank and the Government of Korea and facilitated by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Nairobi, Kenya.


To be eligible for an RSIF Ph.D. Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Have a relevant master’s degree in one of the fields of study. The master’s degree must have been completed less than six years before 30 April 2020.

  • Meet the specific admission requirements of the African Host University they are applying to

  • Be a citizen of a sub-Saharan Africa country.

  • Be willing to enroll full-time in a Ph.D. program at an African Host University in the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • Be willing to spend 6-24 months in a ‘sandwich’ training at an international partner university, research institute or private company.

  • Demonstrate that their research goals are well aligned to the RSIF Priority Thematic Areas and contribute to Africa’s development.

  • Priority for the scholarships will be given to women and existing young academic faculty who do not have a Ph.D.


15th June 2020 at 5:00 pm (East Africa Time; UTC+3)

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