Tailored opportunities: ILRI-DAAD six PhD positions in various fields and various African countries


The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme seeks to recruit a PhD graduate fellow to undertake a research study on Economic analysis of milk quality certification in Rwanda.

ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org.

DAAD is a German Academic Exchange service which is a publicly funded, self-governing organization of the institutions of higher education in Germany. DAAD promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programs.

The various available PhD positions are the following


MSc degree in related field to each of the above positions. Specific requirements are available for each position.


11 February, 2018. Deadlines may vary according to the specific positions. Check the links above.


Interested applicants should submit the following documents on this online application portal:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the scholarship position, what you can bring to ILRI. The graduate fellowship project title and reference number should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.
  • Names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience
  • Signed curriculum vitae scanned in PDF: please use the Europass CV template available on (http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu)
  • Certified scanned copies of all university degree certificates
  • Certified scanned PDF copies of all university transcripts
  • temporary admission letter including fee structure of respective course or an official letter assuring admission (scanned PDF copy). This will be provided to you in soft by your institution upon shortlisting. If this is not available by the closing date for application; please include with the application a commitment letter that you will have obtained this by 1st September 2018 as this is a mandatory requirement before commencing the fellowship program
  • PhD research proposal including a work plan (10 to 15 pages); plagiarism tests will be checked! The proposal has to be in line with the above outlined ILRI’s research project
  • One page abstract of the proposal (please include name and title of proposal)
  • Confirmation of study leave from your institution or university/ Confirmation of teaching release (if applicable; scanned PDF copy)

If you want any support in making an application, post your question in the comment box below.

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2 thoughts on “Tailored opportunities: ILRI-DAAD six PhD positions in various fields and various African countries

  1. Dear Sir/Madam
    I am registered for PhD study in Mekelle University, Ethiopia. I am in a stage of developing my PhD dissertation proposal which is not yet approved. Am I eligible to apply to one of the positions that fit with my qualification.

    1. Hi Temesgen, thank you for your question. We think they are looking for people to start to do their PhD. However, it is possible that they might be able to fund your research, if you already are admitted in a PhD program. We recommend you to send an inquiry email to the contact person.

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