MSc/Masters Award

Tropical Agriculture Association


Grant amount: Up to £1,000

Deadline: Mar 31, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

Location of citizenship: United Kingdom

Age restriction: No more than 30 years of age

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Overview:

The Tropical Agriculture Association Award Fund (TAAF) is now inviting applications from MSc students in natural resource subjects, for awards of up to £1000 to enable them to undertake overseas visits and assignments (normal minimum duration 8 weeks) relevant to their on-going studies.

The purpose of the TAAF is to assist young British nationals or long term UK residents to gain experience and understanding of overseas rural development with a view to:

  • Bringing benefits to the local community and recipient country.
  • Opening possible paths to a career in development.
  • Contributing to knowledge and understanding in the UK of development issues.
  • Contributing to links between UK institutions and developing countries.

15 University Departments found here offering MSc courses in natural resources-related subjects relevant to overseas development are being invited to put forward suitable candidates for these awards. A maximum of five applicants, shortlisted by department heads, will be considered from each university.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants for TAAF MSc awards are normally required to:
    • be a UK citizens or long term residents of the UK
    • hold a first degree in a natural resources-related discipline
    • have a serious interest in international development
    • be under 30 years of age.
  • University Departments which offer MSc courses in natural resources-related subjects relevant to overseas development are being invited to put forward suitable candidates for these awards.
    • A maximum of five applicants, shortlisted by department heads, will be considered from each university.
    • Endorsement of applicants by the Head of Department is an essential requirement.
    • Eligible universities: 
      • Bangor, University of Wales
      • Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester
      • University of East Anglia
      • University of Edinburgh
      • University of Glasgow
      • Imperial College, London
      • University of Manchester
      • Newcastle University
      • University of Oxford
      • University of Reading
      • University of Sheffield
      • University of Sussex
      • School of Oriental and African Studies, London
      • University College London
      • University of Cambridge
      • Other universities which offer relevant courses may also submit application
  • The offer of a two month TAAF award does not exclude awardees from putting in future applications for a six-month award. 

Preferences:

  • Priority will be given to strong applicants with well prepared proposals relevant to the needs of the local population, to the student's course of study, and with a commitment to working in the long term in development.