April 6, 2011

NPTCI-IDRC Doctoral Research Awards in Economics in Western Africa for French-speaking Sub-Saharan Countries

NPTCI-IDRC Doctoral Research Awards in Economics

Course(s) Offered: Economic development of skills
Course Level: Graduate (PhD, research)
Provider: NPTCI, IDRC
Country to Study in: West Africa

Scholarship Description
The Nouveau programme de troisième cycle interuniversitaire (NPTCI), in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), announces a third call for applications for the NPTCI-IDRC Doctoral Research Awards in Economics.

The program aims to help meet the increasing demand for economics expertise in West Africa. It also supports NPTCI’s efforts to address key concerns about the development of economics research in the region’s higher education system.

The NPTCI-IDRC Doctoral Research Awards are part of the IDRC International Fellowships Program (formerly known as the Southern Junior Researchers Awards Program).

Eligibility
These awards will be granted to doctoral students pursuing economics research at francophone African universities in the following areas of study: agriculture, environment, gender, poverty reduction, knowledge and innovation, education, and health.

Eligible groups
Citizens of French-speaking Sub-Saharan countries

Participating Institutions
All francophone African universities*,
Interuniversity Postgraduate Program in Economics (PTCI - Economics), Ouagadougou; Burkina Faso,
International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.

*faculty and research centers in economics from 18 francophone African countries south of Sahara (Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Chad, Togo).

Fields of study
Doctoral level students pursuing economics research in the following areas of study: agriculture, environment, gender, poverty reduction, knowledge and innovation, education, and health.

Number of awards
A total of eighteen (18) doctoral research awards will be awarded

Sponsorship duration
Research awards will be granted over three (3) years

Scholarship benefits
These awards seek to help doctoral students undertake meaningful field research, critical for the effective and timely completion of their theses and training.

The awards seek to help strengthen the capacities of researchers to undertake policy-relevant research to influence the development of sound economic policies and address challenges in the region.

Method of Application
For detailed information on the formalities of application, application procedures and other relevant details on how to apply, visit the official website of IDRC through the link, 'More Scholarship Information and Application,' provided below.

DEADLINES:
The Deadline is May 31, 2011.

PLEASE NOTE:
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a Canadian Crown corporation established by an act of Parliament in 1970 to help developing countries find solutions to their problems.

We encourage and support researchers and innovators in those countries to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems their societies face. Our goal is to find ways to reduce poverty, improve health, support innovation, and safeguard the environment.

The Interuniversity Postgraduate Program in Economics (PTCI - Economics) is a program of the Conference of Educational, Economic and Management Research Institutions in Africa (CIEREA). The PTCI-Economics is a center of excellence that aims to promote the training of high-level economists, internationally competitive and directly operational. From its headquarters in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), PTCI-Economics runs a network of several Faculties of Economics and Management (FASEG) and Training and Research Units in Economics and Management (UFR / SEG ) in French-speaking Sub-Saharan countries concerned with the problems of economic development of skills in Africa.

The creation of the Conference of Educational Institutions and Economic and Management Research in Africa (CIEREA) in 1986 (from February 11 to 14), was undertaken to achieve the integration of training and research institutions. The CIEREA is an international nongovernmental organization bringing together faculty and research centers in economics from 18 francophone African countries south of Sahara (Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Chad, Togo). Its implementation was to ensure better development of the Teaching and Research in Economics and Management in Africa.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2011
Open to International Applicants:

More Scholarship Information and Application

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