Career Exploration Scholarship
Junior Scientists Tandems (JST)
Call for applications is open! Please send your application (at least 6 weeks before the planned start of the scholarship) in English in one pdf file to Beatrice Breuer or Sabine Baumgartner at email@example.com. If you have any questions or need help with the application procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The "Junior Scientists Tandems (JST)" program gives junior scientists with a BSc degree or higher the opportunity to get hands-on experience in research for development in collaborative projects between CGIAR centers and German research institutions.
JST supports junior scientists affiliated to a German universities for a 6 months internship at a CGIAR center. At the same time, it supports junior scientists from partner countries (as per OECD DAC list) for a 6 months internship at a German research institution.
The aim of the JST is to inspire young people for development-oriented agricultural research, to qualify them in this field in an internationally competitive manner and rejuvenate and expand the corresponding professional networks.
ATSAF supports junior scientists with:
- A scholarship for a period of six months
- 5000 € for junior scientists (of any nationality) affiliated to a German university staying at a CGIAR center
- 7000 € for junior scientists affiliated to a university of an OECD-DAC partner country staying at a German research institution
- The opportunity to collect data to complete the Master of Science degree
- Administrative support from
- A Networking & Training Platform with inception trainings, webinars, and forums
In order to be eligible for support, junior scientists must fulfill the following requirements:
- Students/Alumni of agricultural sciences or another development-related degree course (e.g. biology, geography, sociology, veterinary medicine, marine biology, forestry, political sciences, law, economics etc.) envisioning a scientific career path.
- Advanced scientific experience (BSc degree or higher).
- Affiliation to a German university (going to a CGIAR) or affiliation/attachment to a national university of an OECD-DAC partner country (going to a German research institution).
- Supervisor from a German university and a CGIAR research center supporting the application and research topic.
- Proficiency in English
- High degree of sensitivity towards the culture in the country of assignment; team player; ability to work under pressure; willingness to assume responsibility and to work independently.
- Willingness to engulf in six months of research abroad
- Female students and students from universities in OECD-DAC partner countries are particularly encouraged to apply!
If you have any questions or need help with the application procedure, please contact Beatrice Breuer or Sabine Baumgartner at email@example.com