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. It is delighted to state that SAARC PhD Scholarship opportunity for 2017 has already been offered to Bangladesh. Thus, applications for PhD scholarships for 2018 are invited from SAARC Member countries except Bangladesh to pursue PhD in the field of Agricultural Economics for 3 years. The scholarships are competitive and merit-based providing opportunities for regular employees of the National Agricultural Research, Extension and Education System to gain their PhD qualifications.
Applicants must be a citizen of SAARC Member Counties 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.
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