Call for application for a PhD student at UR to visit Belgium University for research purpose in 2018


The University of Rwanda has a partnership with French Belgium Universities, and financed by ARES (Académie de Recherche et d’Enseignement Supérieur), for raising academic human capacity in the area of life sciences, including areas related to natural sciences, biology, chemistry, agriculture and medicine. The sub-project named “Result No. 2” needs 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 (3 months in Belgium university). Majority of PhD students registered under UR 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/she will be in contact with experienced academics, laboratory, and library. Additionally, successful applicant will also be given a small research fund (4500 Euro) to be used for research or purchase of 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.

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; recommendation from supervisor or Dean; (iii) CV and Proof of registration in PhD study in UR; and but not exclusive (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 27th March 2018 at 18h00.

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

Done at Huye, 20th February 2018

Team Leader of Results No.2 wit

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