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Agricultural Transformation by Innovation (AgTraIn) FELLOWSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES 2015

September 26, 2014

The Agricultural Transformation by Innovation (AgTraIn) invites grant applications from doctoral candidates around the world leaving behind the 28 EU member states and EEA_EFTA states for the Erasmus Mundus Fellowships programs.

About AgTraIn Fellowships

A fully integrated three-year Ph.D. Programme with focus on:

  • Agricultural development, commercialization and farmer innovation in developing countries.
  • Applied research, joint supervision and mobility periods for students and staff.
  • Joint research with leading research and industry organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.

Every year approximately 8-10 fellowships will be available to academically outstanding applicants. There is one annual call for applications; short-listed applicants are invited to present and discuss their proposals.

Deadline: 1st November 2014

Start date: selected doctoral candidates should expect to start their doctoral studies around 1 September of the following year.

Applications must be submitted through the online application platform:

  • Applicants must have a very good second university degree (MSc degree).
  • Applicants must be doctoral candidates from any countries other than the 28 EU member states and the EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein).
  • Applicants must not be a resident nor have carried out her/his main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of the 28 EU member states or EEA-EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein).
  • Third-Country doctoral candidates, who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus Masters scholarship, can also apply.
  • Applicants must be proficient in English language

For more information on research topics and other requirements, consult the document attached below and visit


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