Cassava Scholarships

General Description

Source: UDSM web

Release date: 2018-02-05


Duty Station: Brasilia
4076 visits!... Deadline: 2018-03-30 00:00:00


Call for application 01/2018: scholarship for African students working on cassava


The foundation FUNAGIB was established in 2015 by its founder Nagib Nassar thanks to Kuwait KFAS (Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science) Prize received by him in the same year. FUNAGIB offers three scholarships annually to postgraduate students working with cassava breeding. One of these is dedicated to an African student, while the other two are designated to Brazilians. The African scholarship this year is being announced here: application dead line is 31 March 2018, and study should begin at Brasilia by 1st August 2018. Candidates for this scholarship should already have completed their course credits and should be preparing their thesis. Major field of his (her) study should be on cassava plant breeding.




Applicants must send by e-mail the following documents:

-          A recommendation letter from faculty or supervisor

-          Curriculum Vitae

-          Academic history

-          Statement declaring commitment of the student to five months of the research on periclinal cassava to improve the crop to be conducted at Brasília, Brazil. This subject should be a part of the final thesis.


Award amount: R$ 20,000 (twenty thousand reais – US$ 1.00 = R$ 3.2 more or less according to real fluctuation), including air ticket.


Contacts: Prof. Nagib Nassar (E-mail:


More   information at: and



Previous African students work:


Gakpetor, P. M.; Mohammed, H.; Moreti, D.; Nassar, N. M. A. Periclinal chimera technique: new plant breeding approach. Genetics and Molecular Research, v. 16, p. 001-015, 2017. (



Acknowledgement letter to FUNAGIB on fruitful contribution to Africa cassava production:



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