The Feeds for Resilient Aquatic Food Systems PhD Scholarship in Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a PhD scholarship in the Feeds for Resilient Aquatic Food Systems Scholarship in Sub-Saharan Africa.

icipe ( is an African institute and a regional and global leader in research for development in insects and arthropods and their impacts, positive and negative, on food production, human and animal health, environmental sustainability, and livelihoods. icipe works across the continent with a network of partners, including universities, NGOs, and the private sector.

The primary objective of the ARPPIS PhD Programme is to prepare young researchers from Africa to be globally competitive in research and development environments within national, regional, and international research programs. At icipe, ARPPIS scholars will receive excellent research facilities in an interdisciplinary environment within a structured, three-year PhD program that includes research, training, developing research partnerships, publishing scientific articles, writing grant proposals, and attending scientific meetings and international conferences. Scholars conduct strategic, innovative research at icipe’s laboratories and field sites located in different agroecological zones.


The Feeds for Resilient Aquatic Food Systems PhD scholarship covers;

  • a stipend and health insurance.
  • visa cost,
  • office space,
  • conferences, and
  • research costs.


  • A citizen of a country in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Molecular biology or related field (at least Second Class/Upper Division or equivalent).
  • Master’s degree in Molecular biology, bioinformatics, and biotechnology or related field
  • Master’s degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application.
  • Completed application form, PhD project concept note based on the PhD project and accompanying supporting documents.
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Clearly show motivation and strong commitment.
  • Candidates who are staff members of a public university, or considered for university teaching or research staff recruitment, are encouraged to apply.
  • Qualified female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
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Application Process

Interested candidates to the Feeds for Resilient Aquatic Food Systems should submit the following Documents: 

  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copies of official university certificates and transcripts, and any other professional or academic certificates.
  • Copy of a signed recommendation letter from their employer (if currently employed) or University where MSc was undertaken. The letter must be on institute letterhead.
  • Close-up photograph in colour of their full head and upper shoulders (passport-style photograph)
  • Copy of National ID
  • For foreign nationals, copy of Passport biodata page 

To apply for The Feeds for Resilient Aquatic Food Systems PhD Scholarship in Sub-Saharan Africa, click here

Deadline: April 24, 2023.

For more information about the Feeds for Resilient Aquatic Food Systems PhD Scholarship, visit the official site.

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