Structure of the ATSAF Academy
ATSAF awards a scholarship of EUR 1500 per month for a period of three years with the possibility for a 12 month extension if the progress of the PhD project indicates that the PhD can be completed within these 12 months.
In addition to the scholarship, a research grant of up to EUR 25,000 may be requested, which will be paid to the supervising University to be used for research related to the PhD project.
Scientific Support Program
Scholars must be actively participating in the
ATSAF Academy and enrolled in a structured PhD program at the supervising university. In order to receive the ATSAF Academy certificate of completion, scholars must complete following modules:
Module 1: Mandatory module at the supervising university – usually a module on scientific working
Module 2: ATSAF Academy “Seminar on development oriented agricultural research”
Module 3: ATSAF Academy “Topic-specific module in the context of the research work of the PhD project”
All modules should have the equivalent of 6 ECTS points. This represents an average total amount of work of 150 - 180 h, with 56 h of class attendance and 94 - 124 h of self-studying. The modules must be completed with a grade minimum or better than B- (75%).
The module guidelines can be found here.