Students, scientists and professionals from the public and industrial sector, who are involved in local crop (potato) improvement or GM regulatory programs
Holder of at least a Bachelor (or equivalent) in Science, Plant Biotechnology, Agricultural or Bioengineering Sciences
Good knowledge of English
Preference will be given to participants from Africa involved in potato breeding
A balance between male and female participants will be achieved
A number of scholarships with support from VLIR-UOS for registration, accomodation and travel expenses are available for applicants from the VLIR country list. Preference will be given to participants from the public sector in Africa who are professionally involved in the topic.
1) STI-scholars must be nationals and residents in one of the 31 countries with which VLIR-UOS cooperates in its scholarship programme. The 31 countries include:
Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Vietnam
Latin America: Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru.
2) VLIR-UOS targets applicants from research institutes, higher education institutes, the government sector (nation-al/subnational), the sector of social economy, an international organization or an NGO, with expertise in matters relevant to development. Applicants from the commercial profit-sector without expertise in matters relevant to the development of a country are not eligible.
3) Previous applications and scholarships
A candidate can only receive 1 VLIR-UOS-scholarship per year
A candidate who was awarded a VLIR-UOS-scholarship before to participate in a ICP, ITP or STI can only be awarded a scholarship to participate in the STI if the STI has a thematical connection with the previously followed program.