Call for Application for a PhD Student at UR to Visit Belgium University for Research Purpose in 2017


The University of Rwanda in collaboration with French Belgium Universities has a funding from ARES-CCD (Académie de Recherche et d’Enseignement Supérieur), for raising human capacity in the area of life sciences, including areas related to natural sciences, biology, chemistry, agriculture and medicine. We need to use part of this funding to give an opportunity to one PhD student of the University of Rwanda to visit any Belgium French University for research purpose. PhD students registered under UR most of the times do not have any source of funding to conduct research, visit experienced universities and go to conferences. Therefore, we need to give an opportunity to such PhD students to visit any Belgium University where he will be in contact with experienced academics, laboratory, and library. Additionally, successful applicant will also be given a small research fund (5500 Euro) to be used for research or provide him minor equipment needed for his/her doctoral activities, in Rwanda.

Targeted audience and procedures

The academic staff of University of Rwanda, in the areas of biology, chemistry, agriculture and medicine, and from any college of the UR. Her/his PhD research must be in these areas, and registered in any department of these areas. This year we will give priority to female applicants because we did not send any female in such trainings that were offered in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Application file

The applicants must send their applications detailing the training needed and how it is a complement to their present research activities. Application file will contain the following documents: (i) application letter explaining the motivation and specifying the type of training needed; (ii) recommendation letter from the Director of research of his/her PhD; (iii) CV and Proof of registration in PhD study in UR; and (iv) If you have any contact laboratory in Belgium where you can perform your training, please provide supporting documents or indicate which institution we may contact for you.

Excluded audience

You are excluded to this support if you have another source of funding for your PhD study.

Application deadline

The deadline for application is fixed on 17th March 2017 at 18h00.


All applications will be sent electronically to The Responsible of Results No.2 within UR-ARES Project, Dr. Donat NSABIMANA ( and copy to Prof. Michel Frederich ( ).

Done at Huye, 28th February 2017 


Team Leader of Results No.2 within UR-ARES Project


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