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[Met-jobs] FULLY FUNDED PHD PROGRAM ON WEST AFRICAN CLIMATE SYSTEM

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Sun, 3 Jan 2016 22:31:43 +0000


OPPORTUNITY FOR A FULLY FUNDED PHD PROGRAM ON WEST AFRICAN CLIMATE
SYSTEM

WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and
Adapted Land Use) is a large-scale research-focused Climate Service
Center designed to help tackle the challenges of climate change and
thereby enhance the resilience of human and environmental systems to
climate change and increased variability. It does so by strengthening
the research infrastructure and capacity in West Africa related to
climate change and by pooling the expertise of ten West African
countries and Germany.

WASCAL program is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and
Research (BMBF) and is implemented in a collaborative effort by West
African and German partners.
The Graduate Research Program in West African Climatic System (GRP-WACS)
is one of the centres of WASCAL situated in the Federal University of
Akure, Nigeria. The research focus of the GRP (unlike others) is to
train students in the area of West Africa climate system, its drivers
and variability.

Applications are required from suitably qualified candidates into the
Graduate Research Program in West African Climate System (GRP-WACS). The
program is highly competitive and offers admission to only ten
candidates, one from each of WASCAL countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Republic
of Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal and
The Gambia).

PROGRAM DURATION
The Ph. D in the West African Climate System is a full time program,
with a sponsored duration of 36 months. It has the following components:

i) Lecture component – six (6) months
ii) Research Proposal preparation – concurrent with (i) above
iii) Field/Research Work – English (18) months
iv) Visit to Germany – six (6) months – also for Research work
v) Final Thesis write-up and defence – Six (6) months




ELIGIBILITY

       Candidates should have Masters Degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric
Physics, climatology, and other relevant disciplines, normally with an
average of at least 60% in their Masters Programme.
       Candidates must possess at least Second Class (Upper Division) or
equivalent in their first degree.
       All candidates must possess five (5) ‘O’ level credits as required in
relevant subjects but must include English Language, Physics and
Mathematics (le bac scientifique avec l’anglais et le math).
       Pass proficiency test in English.
       Candidates must be from the WASCAL countries (Nigeria, Senegal, Cote
d’Ivoire, Republic of Benin, Togo, Ghana, Niger, Burkina Faso and
Germany.


LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

The Graduate Research Program is a structured Ph.D with English as
language of instruction. Therefore the following are the language
requirements:
       Credit passes in English language at O/L West African School
Certificate Examinations or at baccalaureate.
       Pass proficiency test in English language e.g. TOEFL.



HOW TO APPLY

(a)     All applicants are required to fill the application form online at
WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and
Adapted Land Use) is a large-scale research-focused Climate Service
Center designed to help tackle the challenges of climate change and
thereby enhance the resilience of human and environmental systems to
climate change and increased variability. It does so by strengthening
the research infrastructure and capacity in West Africa related to
climate change and by pooling the expertise of ten West African
countries and Germany.

WASCAL program is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and
Research (BMBF) and is implemented in a collaborative effort by West
African and German partners.
The Graduate Research Program in West African Climatic System (GRP-WACS)
is one of the centres of WASCAL situated in the Federal University of
Akure, Nigeria. The research focus of the GRP (unlike others) is to
train students in the area of West Africa climate system, its drivers
and variability.

Applications are required from suitably qualified candidates into the
Graduate Research Program in West African Climate System (GRP-WACS). The
program is highly competitive and offers admission to only ten
candidates, one from each of WASCAL countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Republic
of Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal and
The Gambia).

PROGRAM DURATION
The Ph. D in the West African Climate System is a full time program,
with a sponsored duration of 36 months. It has the following components:

i) Lecture component – six (6) months
ii) Research Proposal preparation – concurrent with (i) above
iii) Field/Research Work – English (18) months
iv) Visit to Germany – six (6) months – also for Research work
v) Final Thesis write-up and defence – Six (6) months




ELIGIBILITY

       Candidates should have Masters Degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric
Physics, climatology, and other relevant disciplines, normally with an
average of at least 60% in their Masters Programme.
       Candidates must possess at least Second Class (Upper Division) or
equivalent in their first degree.
       All candidates must possess five (5) ‘O’ level credits as required in
relevant subjects but must include English Language, Physics and
Mathematics (le bac scientifique avec l’anglais et le math).
       Pass proficiency test in English.
       Candidates must be from the WASCAL countries (Nigeria, Senegal, Cote
d’Ivoire, Republic of Benin, Togo, Ghana, Niger, Burkina Faso and
Germany.


LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

The Graduate Research Program is a structured Ph.D with English as
language of instruction. Therefore the following are the language
requirements:
       Credit passes in English language at O/L West African School
Certificate Examinations or at baccalaureate.
       Pass proficiency test in English language e.g. TOEFL.



HOW TO APPLY

(a)     All applicants are required to fill the application form online at
www.wascalfuta.org/Applications

(b)     The following documents are required for the Application: project
pre-proposal, resume or curriculum vitae, names and e-mail addresses of
three (3) referees, one of whom must be your M. Sc supervisor; test
scores for GRE or TOEFL or both); academic transcripts (with their
official (authenticated) English translations if the originals are not
in English).
(c)     You can submit your pre-proposal and recommendation online with your
application.
(d)     All applicants are required to submit the completed application form
(complete with all attachments in b above) Online.
(e)     Please visit             http://www.wascalfuta.org/Applications
to complete your application

SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH SUPPORT

The Graduate Research Program is fully funded by the German Government
and includes monthly stipend, travel and research project grant.

The following are the criteria for students‘scholarship and continued
research support:

       Students after admission will be required to maintain a graduate level
equivalent to Grade Point Average (GPA) of B or a minimum of B from each
course.
       During the course curriculum phase, students will be required to
develop a detailed research proposal, including the budget, that has to
be accepted by his/her supervisory committee, consisting of at least two
graduate faculty members, and endorsed by the WASCAL Academic Committee
and Advisory Board. During the project/research stage, students are
expected to present their progress reports regularly and be evaluated in
accordance with FUTA Post Graduate School Regulations.

For further information please call:
  +234(0) 8032420314
  +234(0)7031145866

Or email:
voajayi@futa.edu.ng




(b)     The following documents are required for the Application: project
pre-proposal, resume or curriculum vitae, names and e-mail addresses of
three (3) referees, one of whom must be your M. Sc supervisor; test
scores for GRE or TOEFL or both); academic transcripts (with their
official (authenticated) English translations if the originals are not
in English).
(c)     You can submit your pre-proposal and recommendation online with your
application.
(d)     All applicants are required to submit the completed application form
(complete with all attachments in b above) Online.
(e)     Please visit www.wascalfuta.org to complete your application

SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH SUPPORT

The Graduate Research Program is fully funded by the German Government
and includes monthly stipend, travel and research project grant.

The following are the criteria for students‘scholarship and continued
research support:

       Students after admission will be required to maintain a graduate level
equivalent to Grade Point Average (GPA) of B or a minimum of B from each
course.
       During the course curriculum phase, students will be required to
develop a detailed research proposal, including the budget, that has to
be accepted by his/her supervisory committee, consisting of at least two
graduate faculty members, and endorsed by the WASCAL Academic Committee
and Advisory Board. During the project/research stage, students are
expected to present their progress reports regularly and be evaluated in
accordance with FUTA Post Graduate School Regulations.

For further information please call:
  +234(0)8032420314
  +234(0)7031145866

Or email:
voajayi@futa.edu.ng






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