Friedrich Haberlandt Scholarship for Postgraduate Research, 2017-18


Friedrich Haberlandt Scholarship is available for postgraduate research on soybean. The successful candidate will conduct research within a three to four-year project based at BOKU and GSCAAS.

The overall purpose of the research is to increase understanding and use of soybean genetic resources in China and Europe.

The Friedrich Haberlandt Scholarship was established by Donau Soja for financing a doctorate at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), in cooperation with the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GSCAAS) and with financial support of the German states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, Agroscope (Switzerland) and Saatgut Austria.

Course Level: The successful candidate will conduct research within a three to four-year project based at BOKU and GSCAAS.

Study Subject: Scholarship is available to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: EUR 2,071 per month according to FWF scheme (FWF Personalkostensatz 2017) plus travel costs. Payments for the stay in China will be adjusted when Chinese scholarships/grants in China are available.

Scholarship can be taken in China and Austria & Germany

Eligibility: Candidates must meet the academic requirements for admission to the doctoral programme at BOKU. 1 Candidates have to have a strong background in relevant agricultural sciences (especially crop science, plant genetics and statistics). The scholarship offers a very enriching integrated academic, agricultural development, commercial, and public policy environment and therefore a candidate with a flexible and enterprising outlook is sought. A working knowledge of German is a distinct advantage. The doctorate student is expected to study Chinese (Mandarin) if this language skill is missing.

Nationality: Citizens of Austria are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous degree.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are invited to write outlining their interest in the position, a Curriculum Vitae with detailed information on their educational background and qualifications, relevant work experience and English language skills and accompanied by the full set of application documents as stated on the website of BOKU.

Application Deadline:  The application is open until October 31, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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