University of Minnesota/Accligen Research Fellowship 2021 for African Women Researchers

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Apply to the University of Minnesota/Accligen 2 5-year grad fellowships for women from Sub-saharan Africa, An Sci & Vet Med. Project related to introgression of genes into native dairy cattle populations including milk yield, tick resistance, and heat tolerance.

Application Deadline: 30th April 2021

About the Award: Designed to support a qualified, female  graduate students from the Sub-Saharan region with up to five years of full funding support to obtain a research doctoral degree in 2 areas of study.

Type: PhD


Animal Science Degree:

  • For qualified students looking to obtain a Ph.D. in Animal Science while being part of a larger research team project on – Precision crossbreeding for African Dairy Production Systems.
  • The candidate for Animal Science will complete a Ph.D. thesis project supporting research to develop selection schemes and/or breeding programs for dairy farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa using Acceligen’s precision bred Gir, Holstein, and Girlando animals to improve sustainable production from their current animals or herds.

Eligible Countries: Sub-saharan African countries

To be Taken at (Country): USA

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Fully-funded

How to Apply: Apply below

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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