IRRI - China Scholarship Council (CSC) Sandwich Doctoral Degree Scholarship

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Scholarship Opportunity (“Sandwich” Doctoral Degree Training and Visiting Scientist/Research Fellowship Program)

Study Area:

  • Advanced plant genetics and rice breeding
  • Functional genomics and gene discovery
  • Ex situ germplasm conservation and allele discovery
  • Bioinformatics and database management
  • Application of rice cell engineering and transgenic technology in germplasm improvement and gene discovery
  • Crop physiology for yield improvement and tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses,
  • Adaptation and mitigation of the impact of climate change
  • Water use efficiency and water management
  • Grain quality and nutrition
  • Crop modeling and applied photosynthesis research
  • Soil sciences and crop nutrient management
  • Weed science
  • Application of geological information systems (GIS) and remote sensing technologies
  • Social sciences and agricultural economic

Type of Scholarship:

  1. 6 to 24 months for “Sandwich” Doctoral Degree Training
  2. Up to 12 months for visiting scientists/ fellowship program

Who: Candidates will be citizens and permanent residents of the People’s Republic of China at the time of application.
Where: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines
When: Beginning September of each year

Closing date of application to IRRI:

Type of Scholarship:
  • 6 to 24 months for “Sandwich” Doctoral Degree Training  -  January 31 of each year
  • Up to 12 months for visiting scientists/ fellowship program - November 30 of each year

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